This would be a neat Valentine's Day gift. if I could bring myself to punch holes in a book. Maybe I could use old magazines instead. Punch a hole in the shape of a heart into an old book and arrange them into a frame for a decoration.
This would be a good DIY! Get plywood cut to order from your local hardware store. Mark the positions of the nails with something removable, like soap, fabric chalk or pencil. Then use the string of your choice to make a gorgeous sailboat.