Tuesday, 12 February 2013

valentine's day d.i.y gift ideas ♥

All around me everyone seems to be hating on Valentine's Day:

"We love each other so what's the point in being extra romantic on one day..."
"Worst day ever for singletons... Going to drown myself in tears and Ben & Jerry's..."
"Its all about consumerism and buying Hallmark cards..."

... Are some of the sentiments being expressed by my friends... And yes while I do agree we should celebrate love every day, why not use Valentine's day to show everyone a bit of extra romance whether you're loved-up or not!? Its also an excuse for all things cute and heart-shaped and you definitely don't have to spend loads (or any) money showing that you care!

number one: Origami hearts are the cutest thing! Bloomize has loads of different ways to make them. You could use them to decorate cards, sprinkle them around a dinner table or maybe use some thread and make them into bunting.

number two: Food has got to be the way to most people's hearts and there are loads of great (and easy) Valentine's Day themed recipes out there. These heart shaped rice krispie bites on milk bubble tea look super scrummy.

number three: Valentine's Day doesn't have to be about your other half or your crush, this  easy to make art project on A Beautiful Mess show's you how to make a funky canvas for your best friend... you're not limited to that though... you could make it for your mum, your dad, your gran, your cat or generally just your favourite person. 
number four: Lovely homemade valentine's teabag tutorial on Cupcakes and Cashmere could accompany breakfast in bed for the one you love... or just as a little treat for yourself. If you are making a romantic breakfast there is a really cute free printable 'breakfast kit' on Design is Yay.

Hope you enjoyed this post!  If you haven't already check out some of the blogs that I've featured here, they are great reads. To see a load more great Valentine's Day themed posts check out the IFB Project #82: The Season of Love.

Or to see the little D.I.Y I made for my boyfriend at the time last year look here: 52 things I love about you.



  1. Aww. This is so cute :). Lovely post.


  2. lovely post :D the tea bags are sooo cute!



  3. Do-it-yourself gifts are always the most meaningful, anyway. Thanks for sharing!


    Jules of Canines & Couture

    1. i agree, i never ever buy cards from shops.... its cheating! x

  4. Aww all of these ideas are so cute! I love the floral headband so much as well x

    Isabel Rose

  5. Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting?I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style. Thanks a million and please keep up the effective work. happy valentines day


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