Wait, guys. Did you know Valentine's Day happens every year? It's true! It happened last year, and the year before that, and it'll happen again next year! And since we've been writing about cool (read: not cheesy, lame, and sappy) Valentine's Day projects for about five years now, I thought I'd dig up some old posts from the archives for your perusal. Check 'em out:
First, Honey Caramel
Whenever my husband gets one of those "Scratch and Win!" things, he's all over it with his loose change, and if he doesn't win, he scratches off everything anyway. That's why I can totally see him loving this DIY valentine idea.
There's an old saying in the art world, "If you can't make it good, make it big". While that rings true some of the time, it's definitely possible to make it good AND make it big. Case in point: these giant paper flowers!
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.
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.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and while hiding treats in super cute mailboxes each day is a swell idea, maybe you'd like to surprise your gift recipients with one big bang of a goodie bag! We've rounded up three of our favorite DIY Valentine package ideas that are easy to make and sure to delight!
Okay, first, this how-to comes from a blog called "Delectable Deliciousness", which is totally my kind of alliteration. Secondly, um, HEART-SHAPED MACARONS!
Advent calenders are sooo last season. Beckie used her Silhouette machine to create the lettering for her Valentine's Day Countdown project, BUT Say it on the Wall now offers the vinyl for a schmeezily $8.50. Perfect for those sans Silhouette. Now, I bet you're wondering what's behind those 14
Whipping up something special for that special someone doesn't have to take much time. In the case of most of these sweet treats, a few minutes is all that's required! From dips to whips, there's something for everyone.
Your Home Based Mom tells us how to successfully dip an Oreo. (Pictured above.)
Susie's Confections does some dipping too. (Looks like she'll dip
Even if you don't have the time or gifts to create an original piece of art for your loved ones on Valentine's Day, you can still show them how much you care by finding a piece with just the right sentiment, printing it out, and placing it in just the right context. And what's better than finding those lovely things for free, and all in one place!?!
Valentine's Day may be only 4 days away, but you still have plenty of time to make something special for your favorite people. Here's some quick and easy projects that you can whip up in no time!
Pictured below: A book of romantic
The best reaction you can get from your sweetie after she has opened her Valentine's gift is a squeal with delight. This roundup of affordable luxury includes such things that will surely produce the desired reaction and all are $100 or less.
We're gonna start with one of the big guns: Tiffany. Don't hyperventilate. Tiffany DOES sell items that won't break the bank. They actually have a $100 or less selection on their website. Case in point...