Monday 14 January 2013

Craft Ideas for Valentine's Day

I got very inspired by Valentine's Day and all things heart-themed this time last year, which was rather ironic given it was the first Valentine's Day I'd spent as a single lady in about 10 years! Creativity eh? It works in funny ways :)

Anyway... I thought it'd be helpful to do a quick round up of last year's projects, in case you were planning some Valentine-themed crafting this year.

(Clockwise from top left)

You could...
... make a Valentine's garland, counting down the days with 14 little love notes in 14 mini envelopes
... sew a mini cross stitch heart brooch (or a whole set of brooches as gifts for your friends)
... make a cute owl-themed Valentine's Day card (Owl Always Love You!)
... opt for something simple, with a mini envelope Valentine's card
... throw a party with a heart theme, using felt hearts + washi tape to decorate place cards, etc
... or embroider a romantic little heart and frame it in an embroidery hoop

I also wrote a very handy post last year with links to all my previous heart-themed projects (including the mini cushion (pillow) covered in buttons, a faux bois embroidered heart, a felt heart brooch and cute felt lavender sachets pictured below) plus ideas for adapting some of my paper crafting projects when throwing a Valentine's Day party.

Not a fan of St Valentine? Lots of these tutorials would also make sweet gifts for anniversaries or for couples getting married this year.

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AnitaS said...

Thank you for giving a lot of inspiration.

Debra said...

I really like the faux bois embroidery because it's not too mushy and looks like something that would be good for girls and guys. Romantic without being over the top. Love it.

CocoFlower said...

Very nice ideas !!! thank you

Unknown said...

Ohhh! Lots of lovely valenties things to drool over! Thank you! :)

Jerra x

bairozan said...

All projects are great, but the button covered mini pillow has been on my to-do-list for quite some time, I'm just waiting patiently for the right people and occasion :)

jjnkknmkkl said...

Wow what great ideas - I'm sure I'll be making some of these! Thank you!

Trixie Lixie said...

I am looking for Valentines inspiration and you have given me loads of idea's! Thanks

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! I hope it gives you a bit of inspiration this Valentine's Day... store-bought Valentines can be great, but there's nothing quite like something that's been handmade with love :)