DIY Valentine’s Gift Hourglass

DIY Valentine’s Gift Hourglass


Looking for a special valentine’s gift idea? Let’s try my DIY Valentine’s Gift Hourglass. It would be a special gift with your personal touch. An hourglass that he/she can put on working desk which reminds him/her loved one. It’s a cute gift but easy to make.

Let’s see what do you need to make DIY Valentine’s Gift Hourglass :

  • Small used glass bottles (you need two of the same size and shape bottles)
  • Balsa wood (thick and thin)
  • Pink sand
  • White paint
  • Silver ribbon
  • Glue


The steps to make DIY Valentine’s Gift Hourglass are very simple, which are:

  1. Clean the two used glass bottles thoroughly.
  2. Cut the thick balsa wood into 2 squares (for the bottle’s bottom) and 1 rectangle thin balsa wood with the width of the square balsa and the length of the two bottles.
  3. Cut thin balsa wood in the shape and size of the bottle’s mouth, a circle. And then drill a hole in the middle.
  4. Paint the two squares and one rectangle balsa with white paint. Let it dry.
  5. Glue 1 square balsa into the bottom of one bottle. Let it dry.
  6. Fill the glued bottle with the pink sand. Secure it with circle balsa and glue it to the bottle’s mouth.
  7. Glue the other bottle to the filled bottle, mouth to mouth.
  8. Glue the square balsa to the glued bottle’s bottom.
  9. Decor it with silver ribbon. I tried to keep it simple so the pink sand would be the main focus.
  10. Glue the rectangle balsa to the two sides of bottom balsa; it’s used as the hourglass’ background. Finished!


I used whatever bottles I had at home, but it would look nicer if you have shorter and rounder bottles, it would make a very cute hourglass. Easy to make? Yes it is! This DIY Valentine’s Gift Hourglass would be a great choice for a handmade valentine’s gift. And it would be perfect for anyone, just decor the hourglass accordingly to the type of person you’re going to give. Good luck!


Creativity after creativity… .

See you later!




I entered some challenges for my DIY Valentine’s Gift Hourglass:

  1. A Perfect Time To Craft – Anything goes
  2. Creations In Pink – Anything Goes Mainly In Pink
  3. Love To Craft – January Anything Goes
  4. A Bit More Time To Craft – Anything Goes
  5. The Male Room – Anything Goes / Optional Twist of Beverages
  6. The Creative Crafters – Anything Goes
  7. Get Creative – Anything Goes
  8. Crafty Gals Corner – Make It Sparkle

37 thoughts on “DIY Valentine’s Gift Hourglass”

  1. Great idea for the Valentine’s gift. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

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  2. Mel this is an amazing project. Love all the wonderful tutorial directions. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

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