13 Last-Minute Valentine’s Gift Ideas for DIY Monsters

Because the 3-month Christmas season isn’t long enough, jewelry stores and confectionaries across the nation are asking you to buy into Valentine’s Day this weekend. The holiday was originally created as a commemoration of one of any number of Christian martyrs named Valentine, and today is celebrated in the U.S. by tearing cardboard notes at the perforation and berating your significant other into fancy dinner plans at an expensive restaurant.

Do you have a special someone but want to avoid the cliche of fresh flowers and deliciously dark edibles? Worried about rush shipping charges with only a few days to go before the big day? Don’t worry – Stuff Monsters Like has you covered.

Our minions at the Haunted Mansion and Blog Laboratory have scoured the internet for some of the most interesting monster-themed DIY projects for boys and ghouls on a budget. There’s something for everyone, from cocktail lovers to craft enthusiasts and everyone in between.

Check out the projects listed below and give one a try. If you decide to make something from this list, let us know. We’d love to see photos of your Valentine’s DIY gifts on Facebook or in the comments below.


The way to a monster’s heart is through his stomach.

Yeti bootiesWearables

Great gifts for kids or those who are kids at heart.


Finally use up those old pipe cleaners and floss.

felt monster valentinePaper Crafts

Don’t tell me there’s no spare paper lying around the house.


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