DIY Floating Message in a Bottle for the One You Love

Make a DIY floating message in a bottle for Valentine's dayI love Valentine’s Day, and the truth is, I always have. Even when I was single, broke, and in no position to treat my self or anyone else – I tresured the holiday. Here’s why: It’s a holiday centered on love. That’s basic and not exclusionary. So, for years I’ve used the day as an invitation to tell the ones nearest and dearest to me how much they mean to me; a love letter to the ones I love. Continue Reading

Roundup: 10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine’s Day

10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day
Photo: Warm Hot Chocolate

This morning it hit me… Valentine’s Day is only a couple weeks away! It’s always a good excuse to pair red with pink and eat lots of candy. And it’s also a great reason to do some crafting! So I’ve rounded up ten of my favorite Valentine’s Day-themed DIY projects.   


10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day

1. These pretty heart straw stirrers would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day cocktail party… or just to dress up your morning orange juice! Continue Reading

How to: Give a Wine Bottle a Custom Typographic Makeover

created at: 02/07/2012

At this point in my relationship, we’re sorta past making a big deal for Valentine’s Day. As I look back, we never really did much, but these days, it’s simply a reminder that we’re a pretty great fit for each other, and that every day feels special. I’m grateful that I don’t have show up with gems and jewelry, but can we’ll likely just stay in, make a thoughtful dinner together and treat ourselves…perhaps with a bottle of champagne. Continue Reading

More Typographic String Love

created at: 01/23/2012

Now that we all know how to make typographic string art, thanks to Chris, I’m seeing it pop up around the internet more and more.  I had to “ooh” and “aah” over this Love one that caught my eye.   Since I spent my Monday sticking glittery Valentine decorations around my house with my little girls, that day of Love has been on my mind.  Since Janny from Que Linda! used yellow string, this can be up all year long. Continue Reading

Love Letter Generator, Love Coupons and Valentines

Expressing love costs nothing, except at this time of year. Instead of going the store bought-route to express our love, we just might want to take a tip from my old friend Will and write a poem to our sweeties this Valentine’s Day.

Not up to writing a sonnet? No biggie; go to this Love Letter Generator to help do the work for you. Add pertinent information like your Valentine’s eye color and how fiery you want the letter to be, hit render and you’re good to go. Continue Reading

Knit a Smitten for your Valentine

This might be a little OTT*, but ’tis the season for such expressions of love. Designed by Julie Weisenberger, the Smitten is a mitten for two that just happens to look like a heart. Okay, everyone together now…..awwwwwwwwww!

The free pattern is download-able at Coco Knits. If you don’t know how to knit but have always wanted to learn, you might want to check out the instructional videos on

*Over The Top

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