Sending happy Valentine’s Day wishes to all of our readers today! Our gift to you? These great project ideas from Jerusalem Greer of Jolly Goode Gal. Which ones will you be trying?
I have a confession of the heart that I cannot hide anymore. Can you guess what it is? Yep. I Â confess, I love and adore Valentine’s Day. Â Not because of the romance (though I never turn my nose up at romantic gestures that happen to coincide with February 14) and not because of the chocolate (although that doesnât hurt either). No, my affection for what cynics refer to as a âgreeting-card holidayâ stems from this: Valentineâs Day is simple. V-Day is a day that comes to us in the middle of winter, when there is not one colorful thing in bloom, when the skies are gray, and the temps are chilly, and brings us bear hugs, giant red foil wrapped candies and the cheerful happy colors of conversation hearts. Simple joys and small kind gestures, that is what makes Valentineâs Day lovely to me. After all, isnât L-O-V-E Â what makes the world go round?
To spread V-Day cheer, here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day crafts. Some I have done and some are on my still-to-do list but all are happy, vibrant and the perfect antidote to the winter blahs.
Love Around the World
I adore maps. I have a fairly large collection of vintage maps and globes. How cute and easy would this be to make using old atlas or travel maps? Make it large or small, a poster or a card, but make one and pass it on to someone who needs an extra little boost.
Youâve Won My Heart
How cute are these ribbons? Everyone is a winner with these adorable creations. Cupcake liners, paper hearts and craft ribbon combine to make adorable Valentineâs Day prize ribbons. Not just for fashion, these ribbons would be the perfect way to embellish Â a box of chocolates, a simple greeting card or a small bouquet of flowers.
Roll With It
Looking for a creative way to pass on V-Day greetings to co-workers and friends? Â Try this âRoll With Itâ candy-gram. In addition to Rollo you could also use Tootsie Rolls or Fruit Roll-Ups for kids.
Iâve Never Felt This Way Before
All you need to know is this: Felt Heart Garland. Need I say any more? Whatâs not to love?
This is a great craft that keeps on giving. Our family has done this the past few years and we all love it. Each family member has his/her own mail box. Near the mail box and all around the house there are little stacks of note paper and colorful pens. We all write each other little love notes and hide them in the mail boxes, raising the little flags when a delivery has been made. Sometimes the notes are serious, sometimes they are silly, always they are special.
Queen of Hearts
I have always loved the look of red heart playing cards mixed in with Valentine’s decor (perhaps it has something to do with Alice in Wonderland?) and have used them in a variety of ways over the years to accent my V-Day crafts. I love this garland that combines the hard straight lines of the playing cards and with the soft scrappy bits of fabrics to create an adorable accent piece.