Roses tend to be the go-to gift for Valentine's Day, and with good reason — they're gorgeous, smell fantastic, and are a symbolic gesture of "love". But roses have also become a somewhat cliché romantic gift over the years. Instead of rushing to the grocery store for a generic plastic-wrapped bouquet, comb the aisles for the ingredients to one of these DIY rose-infused therapeutic bath and skin remedies.
Sure, it's fun to eat candy on Valentine's Day — but 'tis a far, far better thing to hit something with a stick and then eat candy on Valentine's Day. And if you're not feeling the love at the moment? Take it out on an obnoxiously pink heart... and then eat candy.
Wanna spoon? Valentine's Day is on Friday, and if you're still in search of the perfect gift, look no further! We've rounded up a few of our favorite gifts, with a tongue-in-cheek twist. Make sure to write a card to clue your sweetheart in on the joke!
Here are 20 projects that you can do because it's Valentine's Day — or anytime you feel like making something sweet. Maybe you need more heart-shaped things in your life, maybe you'll be inspired to make a care package for a someone who is going through a difficult time, or maybe one of these projects is how you let that friend know how much you appreciate them.
For me and my valentine, Valentine's Day is all about the puns. We're both plant nerds, and one of us is a teacher, so I chose the ultimate cheesy tree pun to put on none other than the classic pop-up card.
Whether you're looking to surprise a loved one or want to bring a little love inside your home for yourself, why not add a fun pop of heart-shaped, romantic decor to your home each day until February 14th? We've found some simple, easy-to-make projects for folks with any skill-level, and we scoped out projects with just the perfect amount of sweetness (nothing too cute).
Sure, you could spend a lot of money on flowers or chocolates... but nothing says "I love you" quite like a handmade gift. We've combed through our video archives to find fun, quick projects to make for your sweetie, or anyone else in your life who could use a little extra appreciation. With any luck, they'll enjoy receiving their gifts almost as much as you enjoy making them.
Our readers are so lovely. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, LeAnn of Sketchbook Adventures put together a little handmade letterpress valentine for you to print out and give to your special someone. Click for the template and the story behind the heart.
I'm a bit skint right now, so I'll be making a valentine for my valentine, but if you've got a little cash and a lot of love, express yourself with a one-of-a-kind, totally customizable, just-for-your-true-love work of art...