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Valentine’s Day Picture Crafts Add a Personal Touch

A text, no matter how eloquent, just won't cut it on Valentine's Day -- but your cell phone's camera roll has serious potential. Try these unique ideas to turn a digital photo into a one-of-a-kind gift.

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Photography by: Kate Mathis

For the lover of camp: Stump Bouquet


You know how some lovebirds profess their feelings by carving their initials into a tree trunk? Well, a faux-bois vase brings the concept indoors. For a gift that won’t wilt, mount your faces on Popsicle sticks and glue paper “petals” around the edges -- silly, but undeniably sweet.

 

Get the Birch Love Vase How-To

For the long-term romantic: Ink Exchange


Sure, you could wear your better half’s face in a locket. But for an updated twist on the idea, you can make ink-jet temporary tattoos printed with each other’s names or -- if you're serious -- faces. Pose for a photo wearing your creations, and the temporary tats really will last forever.

 

Get the Temporary Tattoo How-To

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For the doodle artist: Sweet Chalk 


A handwritten greeting is extra-special when your beautiful face appears alongside it. Treat a foam cutout with chalkboard paint or chalkboard contact paper, scribble a heartfelt message, hold it up, and smile like you mean it. You can print the result on a paper card or -- for a real public display of affection -- post it on Instagram and tag your S.O.

 

Get the Chalkboard Valentine Photo Card How-To

For the camera addict: Art Insta-llation


Serve up some #nofilter romance with a montage of your best times together. Print out your favorite moments, and bring a memorable past into your present.

 

Get the Love Photo Art How-To

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For the subtle suitor: Go Glitterati


There's no shame in a straightforward photo card -- especially when you use sparkling accents to make your precious moments come to life.

 

Get the Glittered Photo Cards How-To

 

For the traditionalist: Doilies of Devotion

A frame border punch can turn a favorite photo into a DIY doily.

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