Sure, chocolates and roses are perfectly nice, but why not surprise your Valentine with something a little different this year? Instead of an overpriced bouquet that’ll last a week, max, or a box of truffles that’s filled with a few questionable flavors (we’re looking at you, cherry-filled cordial), go for a more sentimental gift. These clever ideas repurpose all of those great photos you’ve taken off of your camera roll and give them a permanent home in places you’ll see every day. Parents or pet owners will appreciate a phone case with a sweet photo. Grandparents will love the idea of photo magnets that feature your child’s most colorful artwork. Desk dwellers stuck at a nine-to-five every day will be thankful for an assortment of colorful photo blocks that add a punch of color and personality to their cubicle. Kids will delight in a glitter-filled Valentine’s Day themed snow globe complete with a picture of themselves. And your significant other will be happy to have a creative wreath-shaped wall hanging for their home office or kitchen. No matter what project you choose to create, you’ll just need a single afternoon and a few basic supplies to make a lasting impression.
Philip Friedman; Styling: Blake Ramsey