Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but have no fear my fellow procrastinators - there's still time to make something fantastic for your loved ones. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite last minute DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas.
This morning it hit me... Valentine's Day is only a couple weeks away! It's always a good excuse to pair red with pink and eat lots of candy. And it's also a great reason to do some crafting! So I've rounded up ten of my favorite Valentine's Day-themed DIY projects.
These heart-shaped hard boiled eggs have been floating around the Internet for a while now, but I was saving them for this very special time of year when going out of your way to make heart-shaped foodstuffs is normal. Aren't you glad I did??
Is it heart-felt, or a felt heart? Well, all cheesiness aside, it can be both if you are looking for a simple valentine for the bookworm in your life.
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!
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.
- 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
- adhesive of your choice
One clever bend and you can easily turn any paper clip into a heart. Jessica shows how on How About Orange.
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 now.....awwwwwwwwww!
Attention Crocheters: Don't miss out on the sweet and free amiguri heart pattern this Valentine's day. Show some handmade love...
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.
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
- 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
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:
- 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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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!
Easy. fun. and completely DIYable with this tutorial from DIYPhotography!
Show your sweetie you care with love-um from an ovum. Only $5.99 from PerpetualKid.
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...
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.
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.