How to Make Paper Roses

How to make paper roses | paper flowers tutorial
Photo: Lexy Ward

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

My Bloody Valentine, Make an Anatomically Correct Bleeding Heart

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.created on: 02/03/09

And you
can make one to traumatise or enrapture your own sweetheart! There are
very detailed instructions and even a video over at I Make Projects
you’ll need:

  • 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.
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Make Homemade Conversational Heart Cookies

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

30 Modern Valentine’s Gifts for Under $50.

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

How to fold an origami heart envelope.

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.

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Hot Bubblin’ Love

First came the heart-shaped bed. Could the heart-shaped whirlpool have been far behind? For the ultimate in hot, bubblin’ love, check out Classic Whirlpools’ Queen of Hearts.

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