How to: Give a Wine Bottle a Custom Typographic Makeover

Chris Gardner

created at: 02/07/2012

At this point in my relationship, we're sorta past making a big deal for Valentine's Day. As I look back, we never really did much, but these days, it's simply a reminder that we're a pretty great fit for each other, and that every day feels special. I'm grateful that I don't have show up with gems and jewelry, but can we'll likely just stay in, make a thoughtful dinner together and treat ourselves...perhaps with a bottle of champagne.

Of course, as a crafter, I can't just leave things alone, and it's precisely because there are no expectations that I wanna do something a little extra. So, this year, I'm customizing our celebration bottle with a special message in type.

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Roundup: 8 Easy DIY Projects to Make Valentine's Day Special

Craftmel

created at: 02/01/2012

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love.  This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids' sake, but I have to admit I've fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house.  We've kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I've rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine's Day.  

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9 Awesome Modern Valentine's Day Cards for Men

Chris Gardner

created at: 02/01/2012

It's February 1st, and so we figured it was about time to find this year's most thoughtful and heartwarming greetings for Valentine's Day. But, it's now 2012, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find the best way to say "I love you" at the card store at the mall, or worse, the aisle at the supermarket. Times have changed, and there's a whole world of stationery out there to help you share your warmest thoughts.

For help, we turned to our pal Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationery firm based in Portland, Oregon. First up, we're excited to have Carina share her favorite V-day cards for guys...no fishing poles, footballs, or TVs to be found. But there is pizza. And robots. And bacon. Which is exactly how things should be.

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Make It: Family-Friendly DIY Valentines Mailboxes (Two Ways)!

Capree K

created at: 01/23/2012

As a kid, Valentine's Day was one of my favorite holidays (candy--duh!).  We'd make glitter and puff paint-covered Valentine holders in school from paper plates folded in half (classy), which would inevitably reach "maximum candy capacity" and burst open halfway through my walk home from school.  Sad times.  But this isn't a sad post!  We're talking about Valentine's Day mailboxes, people!  That's some happy stuff.   

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DIY Stocking Holders

Craftmel

created at: 12/20/2011

My friend Cami is trying to revamp her Christmas decorating this year to pay homage to Christmases past.  When it came time to switch up her stocking holders, nothing from the store was in her desired price range, nor did it have the aesthetic she was going for.  Solution?  A tree.   She says the conversation between her and her husband (the guy with the power tools) went something like this: "Honey, go get your saw, and that hunk of...

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