Share The Love: DIY Valentine GiftsFebruary 10, 2017
If you really want to melt hearts this Valentine’s Day, think outside the box of chocolates. Perfect for besties and sweeties alike, these crafty DIYs make for thoughtful gifts.
A one-of-a-kind token for your one-of-a-kind Valentine.
How To Make It
Determine how big you want your heart to be, then make a template on a piece of cardstock (remember, it will shrink a bit once the edges are sewn together). Select two pieces of fabric—mix and match for an extra-special look—and cut out a front and back for your heart. Sew the fabrics together with the wrong sides facing out, leaving a 1/4″ border. When almost closed, turn your heart inside out, stuff with remaining fabric scraps and sew shut. Secure the safety pin to back and give it to someone special!
These crafty critters will set hearts aflutter.
What You’ll Need
Sturdy string or wire
How To Make It
Paint a pattern of your choosing on cardstock. Using the provided template, cut out the wings and body shape, then trace them onto the decorated cardstock. Cut out, fold the body as instructed and glue on the wings. To create the antennae and legs, puncture two holes on the head and three on each side of the body, then thread with sturdy string or wire.
We couldn’t resist the heart-shaped waffle iron, but these festive waffles are just as sweet in conventional shapes, too. As you make the waffles, simply add increasing amounts of red food dye to the batter to create a range of blushes, pinks and reds.