Valentine’s Day gift

I love the idea of making gifts for each other for Valentine’s Day since Christmas was only a couple of months ago, and that’s usually when we buy each other gifts, so I don’t really have a wish list built up by the time Valentine’s Day comes around.

So this year, I made this for Michael.


It’s a framed collection of the states both Michael and I called home growing up, and then the state we call home now.  It was super easy to make and just about $40.  That includes the 8×10 pictures of the states, as well as the frame, itself.  (Because the mat board that came with the frame was white, I also had to buy some black bulletin board paper for the background.  I bought it at a teacher store for about $8).

So, first, I cut out the states from the photos I printed from this website.


Then, I marked the general area within each state where we lived with a red heart using a Sharpie.


Finally, I taped the states in place using double stick tape and added the frame.

What do you do for V-day gifts?

6 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day gift

  1. Nicole

    Love, love, LOVE it!!!!! 🙂 My hubby and I don’t usually do gifts for Valentine’s Day. I make him a dinner on the night of, since I usually have to work and the restaurants are so busy anyways. And then he takes me out to dinner on the weekend following. 🙂 It’s a nice little tradition that I’ve come to love… Although now I’m tempted to put together one of these crafts. It’s SO perfect!

    1. Katy Post author

      Yea, even though I love the gifts he buys me for Christmas and my birthday, I look forward to the handmade crafts every year! It just means something special to me. 🙂


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