I love working with flowers. Fresh or fake, they just make me happier. While not all of us have a green thumb (I am not declaring I do as I am still struggling to keep my plants alive), paper flowers are the easiest way to enjoy some new blooms and keep them around far longer than a few days. And you can learn how to make paper roses in a matter of minutes! Continue Reading
Do you, like me, find vintage Valentine’s cards irresistible? If so, then you must take a trip back in time to the Vintage Valentine Museum. They have compiled a images of those darling tokens of love. Some of them are available for sale, others are just documented for our enjoyment. Here’s a few that caught my eye.
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a severed bleeding heart. Add a card and
a ring embedded in the left Atrium and you’ve got just about the most
romantic/mind-blowingly-gross Valentine I’ve ever seen.
can make one to traumatise or enrapture your own sweetheart! There are
very detailed instructions and even a video over at I Make Projects
- One heart-shaped mold (find one here.) You could use a use a Valentine heart-shaped cake pan for a less restraining order inducing response.
Is a gigantic box of Godiva chocolates and a dozen roses not in the budget this Valentine’s Day? Then how about making this very easy, one-piece-of-paper pop-up flower card for your sweetie?
Most people find conversational hearts charming, but that chalky texture? Yeah, not so much. If you make these cookies, you can keep the conversation going while still enjoying a charming and sweet Valentine treat. It all starts with your favorite shortbread recipe. If you don’t have one, check this, this or this.
After mixing up your batter, you separate it, add food coloring of your choice, roll out, cut out and bake. For the conversation part, the mad scientists over at EMS suggest stencils and a can of decorating spray. Continue Reading
Creede from Grassroots Modern has outdone himself. He’s gathered 30 mod and pop Valentine’s Day gifts that anyone with fine taste would be happy to give OR recieve. Check ’em out here! Lovely.
Top Row, left to right: Josh Jakus Wine Pocket, Fauna Pico Pillow, 2d:3d Letter Holder, Hybrid-Home Print, Heath Ceramics Bud Vase
Bottom Row, left to right: Giclee Print by Jenn Ski, Cupcake Canisters, Clocky, QUEUE 2-tone Stick Lighter, Hug Salt + Pepper Shakers
This is an easy fold and perfect for sending a love note to your Valentine!
What you need:
- a piece of origami paper–preferably red on one side, white on the other.
- glue or tape
What you do:
Start with the white side of your paper up. (Square base.)
Fold in half, top to bottom:
Unfold and repeat, folding left to right.
Unfold and turn paper over.
Fold in half, top to bottom.
Unfold and fold in half left to right. Continue Reading
Robert Sabuda, the pop-up book master, has some great tutorials on his website to make pop-up greeting cards for your Valentine. They even include printouts for mistake free assembly! I would encourage you check out Robert’s entire pop-up tutorial library. It’s pretty fabulous.
This romantic vessel has 6 jets and measures an ample 66″ L x 58″ W x 24″ D, which should be big enough for two but maybe not three, if that's the way you roll.
If the thought of a gigantic red heart-shaped whirlpool is off-putting but you still wants some frothy amour this Valentine’s Day, how about opting for a bathtub champagne bottle holder for only 30 bucks? Continue Reading