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DIY Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Instead of going to a fancy restaurant this Valentine's Day, try a DIY date night. Pick a home improvement project and have fun getting it completed together and relax together when it's done. Here are some DIY date night ideas to inspire you.

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Paint a Room

Is your living room in need of an update? Perhaps it’s time to give your bedroom a new look. Pick up some paint, crank up your favorite music and have a painting party.

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Build a Terrarium

Add some greenery to your home with a DIY terrarium. You can buy a special terrarium container or use a large glass pickle jar from the recycling bin.

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Choose Photos for a Gallery Wall


Go through your photo collection together and choose some favorites to create a gallery wall. Find some old frames or build some of your own in various sizes for an eclectic look.

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Plan Your Garden


It’s never too soon to get ready for spring. Plan your garden now and get some seeds started. Date night ideas like this make you feel like you’ve really accomplished something!

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Rethink Storage


It may not be the most romantic date night idea, but we could all use some more storage solutions. Get a start on a custom DIY garage storage system or build a cubby to help keep the mudroom organized.

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Update a Light Fixture


Pick out a new light fixture for the dining room or kitchen. Once you’re done installing the fixture, order some takeout to celebrate.

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Make Drink Coasters


Take a couple hours to make some drink coasters. Head to the home improvement store to pick up some ceramic tiles, a package of bumpers and some super glue. When you’re done, enjoy a beer and test out your creation.

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Create an Accent Wall


Is there a wall in the living room or in the bedroom that needs a makeover? Create an accent wall. Try using paint, tiles, reclaimed wood or even wallpaper. The options are endless and each time you enter the room you’ll remember the good time you had on your DIY accent wall date night.

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Get Cozy


There are a number of quick things you can do to make your home feel more cozy. Add some candles, install a dimmer switch and make a blanket ladder. When you’re done, make some hot chocolate, get comfortable and enjoy a movie.

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Build a Bench


In a couple hours, you can build a bench to be used on your porch or patio. You’ll need a circular saw and a drill. When you’re finished, relax and enjoy the sunset together.

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