February 05, 2014

DIY-deas: Valentine's Edition


Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that I've both loved and hated at various points in my life. Loved when I'm in a relationship, which I am lucky enough to be in right now (and, you know, forever more) and hated when I was feeling particularly lonely, i.e. when I was a teenager (until I was a senior in high school) and through most of college.

Regardless, I've always liked giving and getting valentines, and I enjoy decorating for the holiday as well. I'll be posting actual valentines next week, but let's start things off with some love-themed crafts. Many of these would be good decor year-round!

Giant Geometric Wall Art | Oleander + Palm


Love the pink and gold together, and the minimalist feel. So simple, yet so pretty!

Giant Valentine’s Day Posters | Oh Happy Day


I've been itching to get a giant blueprint poster from a copy shop for a while now. This would be a great project to start with. Plus: There are a variety of poster options to choose from at the link!

Love Yarn Letters | My Sister's Suitcase


I am a big fan of letter art. I've tried making my own yarn letters before, but could never get the wrapping to look quite right. This is a fantastic tutorial.

La La Love You Valentine Pillow | Make Life Lovely


Statement pillows are a great way to add holiday decor to a home without going broke. You could even buy one insert and then create a set of pillowcases to change out with each holiday/season.

Printable Valentine's Day Garland | Sarah Hearts


Although I don't often use them, looking back at previous DIY-deas posts, I'm obviously a fan of garlands. Why not create another one for Valentine's Day? (The sweet prints on top of the sideboard are another cute Sarah Hearts project; learn more here.)

What about you, friends? Are you a Valentine's lover or hater?

6 comments:

  1. I'm not really into Valentines, but I do love crafting little Valentines themed craft. (possibly because pink is my favorite color.)
    I love the giant geometric heart!

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  2. I feel completely lost as to what to do this year.

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  3. I'm liking pink more and more these days. I think I shied away from it for a long time because of how "girlie" it is, but there are so many hues!

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  4. Same here. I've got ideas for decor (obvs.), but no idea for gifts. It's snuck up on me. I'm sure your wife might appreciate some pampering right after having a baby ... a massage or manicure, perhaps?

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  5. Oooh, I love that pillow! Valentine's Day is one of those that I tend not to do too much for, but these little crafts look like fun! :)

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  6. I think what I like most is that they don't scream Valentine's Day, so you could use them all-year! :)

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