Got some special dinner plans come February 14th? A homemade candlelit dinner, perhaps?
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
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.… Continue Reading
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
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"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.
"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.
- VALENTINE… Continue Reading
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
February 14th can actually be fun, non-commercial, and quite inexpensive...if you plan ahead. And since it's on a
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
- Go out during “happy hour” when food and drinks are less expensive.
- Plan a progressive dinner with three other… Continue Reading
Attention Crocheters: Don't miss out on the sweet and free amiguri heart pattern this Valentine's day. Show some handmade love...
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
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.
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, Hug… Continue Reading
Creature Comforts offers these free Valentine's Day printables for making custom, I love you teabags for your sweetheart.
- computer and printer
- standard weight paper
- tea bags
- needle & thread
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:
1. Get rid of leaves. Vamoose any leaves that will be below the water-line as submerged foliage encourages… Continue Reading
Danish woven hearts are part of every kid's childhood. (Or they should be.) If you were like me, your hearts ripped as you wove them or as you filled them. Either way, they lead to heart ache. Making them out of fabric, however, will save you countless tears. They'll last for many Christmases and Valentine's days to come and they'll never break your heart. (Over use of puns intended.)
What you need to make 'em:
- fabric, calico… Continue Reading