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.
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.
Now that we all know how to make typographic string art, thanks to Chris, I'm seeing it pop up around the internet more and more. I had to "ooh" and "aah" over this Love one that caught my eye.
Char used canvas and chipboard to replicate Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE. The project couldn't be easier, and the
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 Day.
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...
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 Salt +...
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
These simple, graceful blooms are a cinch to make, and will last as long as you please. Just be sure to give them to someone who matters.
- 30 cm of ribbon
- Needle and thread
- Thick wire
- Green florist tape
- Glue gun
Emily of Orange Beautiful has designed and made available via Daily Candy the template for this darling little Valentine box. Just download the free template on 8.5 x 11 card stock; cut it out and color in the designs. After you glue up the tabs, your ready to fill your Valentine Box with candy–or better yet, jewelry. Via Craftzine.
"Here it is almost Valentine’s Day, and once again you’re searching for that grand romantic gesture (GRG).How, you ask yourself, how can I impress my one and only Schmoopy armed with only a camera and my boundless creativity?
Not to worry dear chum, Photojojo’s got your back.
We’ve got some great ideas to save the day and leave your S.O. positively chuffed. (Plus a little something for the anti-Valentines among us.)"
Idea 1: A Day...
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...
Show your loved ones you care, over and over...
"There's nothing better than surprising someone with a little love and tenderness. (Well, other than being surprised by a little love and tenderness yourself!) And that's what this little sneaky art project by Tamara Shopsin is all about. Guaranteed to delight and thrill whomever it's bestowed upon.
Card measures 6" x 4.5" and label is approx.
1.5" x .3". Thread color may vary."
Okay, so maybe you haven't gots the skills or the time to make your loved ones handmade valentines. But, you don't have to give in and allow some mass-produced greeting card do the talking for you. Crafty-Crafty has assembled their favorite alternatives, all using eco-friendly materials and all created by hand.
Say It Pretty
Don't let the corporate monsters do the talking for you. Make one of these handmade Valentines instead....(via instructions from a corporate monster...).
- Poetic wrappings
- Heart-shaped soap
- Keepsake envelopes
- Heart bookmark
- Cockscomb wreath
- Heart-shaped tea bag
- Mini gift bags
- Berriboned boquet
- Sea-shell valentines
Show your sweetie you care with love-um from an ovum. Only $5.99 from PerpetualKid.