How to Turn an Old Skirt into a Rose Pillow

By: Diy maven Feb 05, 2010

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Why a skirt? I'm guessing because that will afford you the quantity of fabric you'll need to make this baby. Besides the second-hand skirt--a big full one--Re-Nest says we'll need this stuff… Continue Reading

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Free Printable Valentine's Day Card

By: Chrisjob Feb 05, 2010

Last minute V-Day shopper? Don't worry...you don't even have to go to the store.

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How To: Add Some Flair to Your Valentine's Day Dinner Candles

By: Chrisjob Feb 04, 2010

Got some special dinner plans come February 14th? A homemade candlelit dinner, perhaps?

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Then, show your sweetheart that she or he is extra special by giving those tapers a little flair, with the help of your trusty hot glue gun.

"All you need is some transparent paper, thin wire and some glue.Cut out a heart in the paper and glue the wire all around the edge of the heart.You can also use a hot glue gun. Leave a long part of the wire at the end of the heart. Take the long part of the wire and twirl it around the base of the candle, making sure the paper is not to close to… Continue Reading

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How to Sew a Valentine

By: Diy maven Feb 04, 2010

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This heart-day do something unexpected and sew your Valentine his/her Valentine! Amy gives us the breakdown of what we'll need to whip… Continue Reading

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How To: Paper Heart Garland

By: Chrisjob Feb 03, 2010

Hearts-on-a-string...Super quick, super easy, and a great use of scrap paper. AND! This stands out as the kinda project you can do while in a meeting or class, and make it look like you're totally paying attention!

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How To: Felt Conversation Hearts.

By: Chrisjob Feb 02, 2010
Every year I try one, and every year, I swear it'll be last. Those chalky, manufactured conversation hearts simply don't agree with my taste buds.

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But these little felt hearts do INDEED agree with my cute buds, and the fact that they're customizable to convey anything you want? Well, that's just sweet...

No pattern necessary, just trace, embroider, and cut, then seal with a blanket stitch. See how at Lavendar and Limes.

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Make an Alexander Girard 'Heart' Valentine

By: Diy maven Feb 01, 2010

created at: 2010/02/01

Show the mid-mod lover in your life how much you love them with my Girard-inspired Valentine! Here's what you'll need to make one:

  • black card stock and white card stock (my card is 4.25" x 5.5", when folded)
  • red light-weight card stock or construction paper
  • cutting mat
  • craft knife
  • scissors
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Order Valentine Mini-Cookies on Etsy

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 01, 2010

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You have to applaud etsy seller, Holiday Candy Lane, for having the patience to cut out and decorate these adorable mini-cookies. Everything's cute in miniature, true, but can you say… Continue Reading

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Matchbook Love DIY.

By: Chrisjob Feb 14, 2009

"I'm not so into heart shaped boxes of chocolates or a dozen red roses, but I'm very much into these little guys."

Today's the day. This project is perfect: it's handmade, it's sincere, and there's candy involved. Head over to Inchmark for a complete tutorial. You can totally rock six or seven of these in an hour. Just in time. :)

Happy Valentine's Day.

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Great Green Valentine's Day Gifts.

By: Chrisjob Feb 12, 2009

"Valentine’s Day is a sweet time for couples, but is often associated with the more negative elements of luxury and consumerism. Between cut flowers and irresponsibly-mined diamonds, the excessive consumption of the holiday can lean towards damaging — rather than preserving the earth." So enjoy time with the ones you love eco-friendly style with this list of romantic red/green treats from Inhabitat.green valentine, green valentines day, green valentine’s day, eco valentines, sustainable valentine

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Love Letter Generator, Love Coupons and Valentines

By: Diy maven Feb 11, 2009

Expressing love costs nothing, except at this time of year. Instead of going the store bought-route to express our love, we just might want to take a tip from my old friend Will and write a poem to our sweeties this Valentine's… Continue Reading

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Make Heart-Shaped Paper Clips

By: Diy maven Feb 10, 2009

One clever bend and you can easily turn any paper clip into a heart. Jessica shows how on How About Orange.

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Knit a Smitten for your Valentine

By: Diy maven Feb 09, 2009

This might be a little OTT*, but 'tis the season for such expressions of love. Designed by Julie Weisenberger, the Smitten is a mitten for two that just happens to look like a heart. Okay, everyone together… Continue Reading

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How To Have a Frugal & Happy Valentine's Day.

By: Chrisjob Feb 06, 2009

February 14th can actually be fun, non-commercial, and quite inexpensive...if you plan ahead. And since it's on a

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Saturday this year, there's no excuse no to embrace these very fine ideas from Dumb Little Man to show your sweetie you care.

  • Make dinner at home.

  • Have an inside picnic.

  • Go out during “happy hour” when food and drinks are less expensive.

  • Plan a progressive dinner with three other… Continue Reading
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Free Amiguri Heart Pattern.

By: Chrisjob Feb 06, 2009

Attention Crocheters: Don't miss out on the sweet and free amiguri heart pattern this Valentine's day. Show some handmade love...

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The Vintage Valentines Museum

By: Diy maven Feb 04, 2009

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Do you, like me, find vintage Valentine's cards irresistible? If so, then you must take a trip back in time to the Vintage Valentine Museum. They have compiled a images of those darling tokens of love. Some of them are available for sale, others are just documented for our enjoyment. Here's a few that caught my… Continue Reading

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How To: Sew Paper and Fabric Valentines

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 02, 2009

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The idea of sewing fabric onto paper always interests me, but I never seem to have the time to plan out a functional project. Molly over

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30 Modern Valentine's Gifts for Under $50.

By: Chrisjob Jan 27, 2009

Creede from Grassroots Modern has outdone himself. He's gathered 30 mod and pop Valentine's Day gifts that anyone with fine taste would be happy to give OR recieve. Check 'em out here! Lovely.

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Top Row, left to right: Josh Jakus Wine Pocket, Fauna Pico Pillow, 2d:3d Letter Holder, Hybrid-Home Print, Heath Ceramics Bud Vase
Bottom Row, left to right: Giclee Print by Jenn Ski, Cupcake Canisters, Clocky, QUEUE 2-tone Stick Lighter, HugContinue Reading

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Free Printable Valentine Teabag Wrappers & Tags.

By: Chrisjob Jan 24, 2009

Creature Comforts offers these free Valentine's Day printables for making custom, I love you teabags for your sweetheart.

Materials:

  • computer and printer
  • standard weight paper
  • scissors
  • tea bags
  • needle & thread

Simply click here for Ez's tutorial and printables! Teabag-diy-tutorial

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Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

By: Lilybee Jan 09, 2009

Fresh flowers in the middle of winter are an undeniable luxury. In these tough economic times if you're springing for the luxuries, you want them to last. And hey, isn't there a big, pink, flower-giving holiday coming up? (I'm looking at you sweetie.)

Here are a few tips to keep the pretties pretty for longer:

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1. Get rid of leaves. Vamoose any leaves that will be below the water-line as submerged foliage encourages… Continue Reading

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