Valentine’s Day

Erin Menardi

Friday Finds 2.6

February! It’s that time of year again, folks. Amid all the flowers, fancy dinner dates, candy hearts and cards, it’s easy to get lost in the formalities of Valentine’s Day–and forget that the best way to spend it is loving on all those special people in your life. To help you celebrate, I found some awesome DIY ideas to make this year’s day of love the sweetest one yet.

 

As a hopeless romantic, I actually love reading through all of the cheesy Hallmark cards. Even so, I can never seem to find the perfect one. This year, stop worrying about finding a card that encapsulates all you want to say to your special someone–make your own instead. Look at these cute DIY card ideas from Delightfully, Kristi for some inspiration!

 

 

If you don’t have an artistic bone in your body (let’s face it, most of us don’t), look no further. These adorable Valentine’s Day card downloads from Camille Styles will do the trick!

 

 

If you want to spruce up your space this Valentine’s Day, take a look at this gorgeous star burst wall art from Lia Griffith. Super easy, super chic, and pretty enough to keep up all year if you want, this bright addition is sure to surprise your sweetie!

 

 

I know we’re six days into February, but it’s not too late to make this adorable ombré heart calendar from Me And My DIY. If you’ve got an extra hour or two this weekend, give it a try!

 

 

And finally, finding the perfect gift for your special someone is only half the battle–add a whole new “WOW” factor with these DIY gift wrap tutorials I found on The House That Lars Built. Love, love, love it!

 

 

Enjoy the week! If you try any of these cuties, I’d love to hear how they turn out!

Erin


Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: 23 Budget Friendly Handmade Valentine’s Gifts!

Trend: Handmade Valentine’s Gifts.

First, sorry I’m bringing up Valentine’s in early January, but it’s just around the corner and it always sneaks up on me. In our home we try to spend very little for the Valentine’s holiday. That means if there are any gifts, it’s handmade or food (my husband is a wonderful cook, so I love that). I’m prepping some ideas to make a couple of gift items for my hubs, friends, and family. I hope you enjoy my inspiration.

Painted Love Mug: Lacquer & Linen.

 Painted Heart Bag: V and Co.

Faux Wood Candles: At The Picket Fence.

XOXO Pillows: Craftaholics Anonymous.

Leather Heart Coin Purses: Fabric Paper Glue.

LOVE Pillow DIY: The Paper Mama.

Faux Love Rocks: Matsutake.

Heart Coasters: Food + Femininity.

Wood Burned Spoons: Craftberry Bush.

Heart Hex Pendant: I Try DIY.

Date Night Jar: Southern In-Law.

Fringe 3-D Heart: On Julep by Hank and Hunt.

Message In A Bottle: Camille Styles.

Geometric Wall Heart: Oleander and Palm.

Glittery Heart Boxes: The House that Lars Built.

Heart Stitched Card: Dandee.

Kissing Thaumatrope: The Brooding Hen.

Floating Heart Backdrop for those romantic photos: Hank and Hunt.

Bacon Hearts: The Paper Mama.

Heart Potato Chips: Beard and Bonnet.

Strawberry Hearts Cupcakes: Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

Heart Shaped Fruit Skewers: Life in Wonderland.

Wine Label Valentine’s Printables: Just Add Ginger.

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


Style Spotter Editor

Best of the Blogs: Valentine’s Day

We’re excited to announce a new post series on Style Spotters that highlights a few of our favorite blogger projects. Every month we’ll share a round-up of ideas we love, focused on a specific topic. Sounds fun right? First up: DIY Valentine’s Day crafts from a few of our friends from Alt Summit!

 

1) We loved Ashley of Sugar & Cloth’s fun Cute as a Button post about wrapping Valentine’s Day gifts!

 

Photo Credit: Sugar and Cloth

 

2) Haeley from Design Improvised reused yarn pom-poms from her Christmas tree to make this festive Valentine Wreath.  What a cute way to recycle crafts! 

 

Photo Credit: Design Improvised

 

3) What a sweet gift! Erin of House of Earnest created this adorable Bee Mine Valentine.

 

Photo Credit: House of Earnest

 

4) Amber of Damask Love showed readers how to create this adorable DIY Paper Ribbon Banner.

Photo Credit: Damask Love

 

5) Jenny from Hank & Hunt went outside of the typical Valentine’s Day color scheme to create this Floating Heart Backdrop.

 

Photo Credit: Hank & Hunt

6) Kelly of Studio DIY gave us great ideas for packaging small Valentine’s Day gifts with her Glitter Heart Bags.

Photo Credit: Studio DIY

7) We think these DIY Painted Cork Coasters from Sarah at Sarah Hearts are perfect for a Valentine’s Day soiree!

Photo Credit: Sarah Hearts

8) And we’ll be definitely be making these cute Heart Clips from Mandy at Fabric Paper Glue!

Photo Credit: Fabric Paper Glue

 

What are you crafting for Valentine’s Day? We love to share something handmade and from the heart with our friends and family. If you have a project you’d like to share with us, send an email to BHGBloggers@Meredith.com for the chance to be featured in our monthly Best of the Blogs series.

 

Happy crafting!

-Liz Frantz, Social Media Editor