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...
I have to say I am a big fan of the handmade Valentine. Every year I look forward to sitting down, crafting cards, and writing sweet notes to my friends and family. How about you? Do you enjoy making your Valentines, or would you rather buy them? If you're in the first camp, see below for some fun DIY inspiration.
Tired from all of that January cleaning? The holidays just ended, but who's in need of another holiday? I could definitely go for a sweet treat and a paper Valentine or two. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so don't forget to grab a little note to write some love to your friends and loved ones. Here are a few of our favorites!