A homemade gift is a lovely way to show someone that you love them. In the Valentine’s Day Challenge, we invite you to share your DIY Valentines gifts, food, and projects.

The grand prize winner takes home an Acer 3D home theater projector! But no worries if you don’t come out on top: all finalists will receive an Instructables prize pack, including a coveted Instructables T-shirt.

We’ll be judging the entries based on clarity ingenuity, creativity, quality of presentation, and execution of the Instructable. Good luck!

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The Valentine's Day Challenge 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Feb 1, 2016 and Feb 29, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Valentine's Day Challenge 2016. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.