How To: Felt Conversation Hearts.

by Chris Gardner
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.

Conversation Hearts

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.

Don't buy into the...

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My Bloody Valentine, Make an Anatomically Correct Bleeding Heart

by Lilybee

Nothing says 'I love you' like a severed bleeding heart. Add a card and a ring embedded in the left Atrium and you've got just about the most romantic/mind-blowingly-gross Valentine I've ever seen.

created on: 02/03/09


And you can make one to traumatise or enrapture your own sweetheart! There are very detailed instructions and even a video over at I Make Projects
you'll need:

  • One heart-shaped mold (find one here.) You could use a use a Valentine heart-shaped cake pan for a less restraining order inducing response.
  • 1 large package Strawberry flavor gelatin (6oz, or 170g)
  • 1/2 can evaporated skim milk

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How To Customize Conversation Hearts.

by Chris Gardner
How To Customize Conversation Hearts.

Of course, you'll never actually eat them, but that doesn't mean they can't say exactly what you feel. Just follow this brief how-to:

Ingredients:

  • Store-bought conversation hearts
  • Rasp-style grater (like a Microplane)
  • Rubber-stamp kit
  • Food-writing pens

1. Remove the original message by shaving away the top layer with the grater.

2. Arrange your words in your stamp, and ink them with the food-writing pens. Alternatively, create your own stamp from the...

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How to make heart marshmallows for your Valentine.

by DIY Maven

How to make heart marshmallows for your Valentine.

Nothing says love like a hot cup of cocoa with one or two of these ‘Valentine’ marshmallows floating in it! The trick to making them is the tiny fondant heart cutter. I found a set of three at my local craft store for about $2.50. For the marshmallow part, go for the big ones. Before you cut the marshmallow, flatten it a bit OR cut it in half. Then, dip your cutter in a little warm water, position the heart in the center of the marshmallow and...

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How to fold an origami heart envelope.

by DIY Maven

How to fold an origami heart envelope.

This is an easy fold and perfect for sending a love note to your Valentine!

What you need:

  • a piece of origami paper--preferably red on one side, white on the other.
  • glue or tape

What you do:

Start with the white side of your paper up. (Square base.)

Fold in half, top to bottom:

 

Unfold and repeat, folding left to right.

Unfold and turn paper over.

Fold in half, top to bottom.

Unfold and fold in half left to right.

Unfold. Your paper should collapse at its...

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Say "I Love You" with bleeding heart cupcakes.

by Chris Gardner

Anatomical hearts are indeed the rage this V-Day, and nothing captures the sentimental irony better than these Bleeding Heart Cupcakes. Make a batch, and really share your heart, oozing and all, with loved ones.

 

Say "I Love You" with bleeding heart cupcakes.

 

Ingredients

20 glass marbles or small balls of tinfoil
1 recipe batter for white cupcakes
2 to 3 cups strawberry jelly or smooth strawberry jam
1 recipe vanilla butter cream frosting
Red and blue food coloring
Pastry bag and medium round tip...

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How To Add Custom Shaped Bokeh to Your Photos.

by Chris Gardner

Blurred lights in photo backgrounds are quite appealing...but doncha think a heart or star shaped blur would be even better?

Enter the Bokeh: "an adaptation from a a Japanese word meaning blur. In photography this term is used to describe the quality of the areas in the picture which are not in focus."

These would look killer in photos with holiday lights! 

How To Add Custom Shaped Bokeh to Your Photos.

Easy. fun. and completely DIYable with this tutorial from DIYPhotography!

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Hot Bubblin’ Love

by DIY Maven

First came the heart-shaped bed. Could the heart-shaped whirlpool have been far behind? For the ultimate in hot, bubblin’ love, check out Classic Whirlpools’ Queen of Hearts.

Hot Bubblin’ Love

This romantic vessel has 6 jets and measures an ample 66" L  x 58" W x 24" D, which should be big enough for two but maybe not three, if that's the way you roll.

If the thought of a gigantic red heart-shaped whirlpool is off-putting but you still wants some frothy amour this...

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King-Sized Lovin'

by DIY Maven

Thought the heart-shaped bed was reserved for cheesy hotels and 1960's romantic comedies? Think again. Playhouse USA offers several styles of heart-shaped, king-sized beds, one with a mirrored headboard and (dare I say?) a mirrored canopy.

King-Sized Lovin'

These love cushions measure approximately 7' by 7'. And if you don’t like the idea of a gigantic red heart in the center of your boudoir, Playhouse USA has other bedding colors to choose from.

 

Although the...

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