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Valentine’s Day is around the corner.

Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day can get expensive, fast…

Here are a few steampunky gift ideas to get you in the Valentine’s Day spirit that won’t break the bank.

What’s Valentine’s Day without a nice card?

Art Resurrected has a tutorial on how to make a beautiful Steampunk Valentine Card (with lots of bling.)

Or you can channel your inner victorian and make one with whatever you have — ribbon, lace, photos from magazines, and add some Victorian sentiments. Here’s an article to get you started. 

If you’re not into making one yourself, may I recommend this one by Brian Kesinger sold by my favorite steampunk shop Clockwork Couture?




Pretty, right?

Some of the best gifts are handmade.

What about this pretty steampunk necklace made of polymer clay? The steampunk heart tutorial is by Aliceazzo on Deviantart.

steampunk clay heart tutorial


Or if you’re not a maker, what about this anatomical heart necklace?



For the gents, or someone who just doesn’t like jewelry, you could use this youtube tutorial to make this great steampunk airship.

Or, I happen to like this tophat coffee mug. Perhaps as part of breakfast in bed?



What about trying your hand at making Steampunk Valentine’s Day cookies?

I liked these from By Amber’s Hands where she has complete instructions. 



What about some absinthe and champagne cupcakes?

This recipe from In Johanna’s Kitchen is even gluten and dairy free!



This is just a smattering of ideas to get you started. The sky’s the limit!

What are your favorite Steampunk-y Valentine’s Day ideas that won’t break the bank?

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