Roundup: 8 Easy DIY Projects to Make Valentine’s Day Special

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and often times we are all so exhausted from the winter holidays that we neglect the holiday of love.  This year I decided to decorate a bit for my kids’ sake, but I have to admit I’ve fully enjoyed having some love-filled reminders around the house.  We’ve kept things simple, like the fuzzy ball garland by Anna at Noodle-head, above, and I’ve rounded up a few more simple and endearing projects for a sweet Valentine’s Day.  

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Celeste offers a freebie template and instructions for these delightful love-note fortune cookies made from paper.  They would be fun to give to loved ones after a special dinner.

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If you don’t necessarily want to do any crafting, this free printable at Oopsey Daisy can be framed, put on a card, printed on to goodie bags, or whatever your heart desires.

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If you do find yourself with a little down time and that crafty itch, this heart cross stitch is a subtle ombre homage to Valentine’s Day.

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Keep your needle and embroidery floss out, just in case you feel like leaving a little stitched love note for someone special.  This p.s. i love you is made to look like it is on lined paper and takes me back to 7th grade, as much as I hate to admit that…

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I’m really hoping someone notices how much I love this whole “print on a goodie bag” notion and actually gives me one filled with chocolate chip cookies.  I love how romantic the design is on this one by Twig and Thistle.

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I absolutely love this pillow set by Creature Comforts.  This is a no-sew pillow project that is sure to get an “awwwww” response!

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Although this project, from Oh Happy Day, was done for a birthday, I think that on a romantic scale it would score a perfect 10 if your special someone received a postcard poster piece from you, one day at a time, for Valentine’s Day.  If I did it, I’d have to say something like “I’m so glad we got stuck waiting for our clothes at the laundromat and we had to talk” or something.  Ha! 

I hope you’ve been inspired to take Valentine’s Day up a notch this year!