I just wrote a little something for the folks of ezine, offering some original alternatives to classic long stemmed roses as a Valentine’s Day gift. I referred to the many paper craft ideas featured here on the blog, such as stamping and stenciling with roses & hearts. As well, I hinted to some ideas that don’t cost time and do say ‘I love you’.
REALLY COOL & REALLY ROMANTIC VALENTINE ‘GIFT’ IDEA
1. Sing the Song of Love: Honeysuckle Rose
|Do I hear you don’t want to ‘have to buy’ anything??! OK. How about memorizing the lyrics to this great song, “Honeysuckle Rose”.
Which sweetheart would not swoon…?!
This is my personal all-time favorite gift to receive: a song of love.
Learning the lyrics and learning to sing is not easy, and performing in front of your sweetheart can be nerve-wrecking. You can start learning now and sing it next year. In the meantime, you can just buy something that say love, roses and originality.
2. Gorgeous Betsy Johnson Rose Baby Doll
|Betsey Johnson Chiffon Empire Babydoll Angel Sleeve
In a nice large size, not too skimpy but actually fitting a real woman. Its very beautiful and flattering
3. Adesso’s Latest Lamp: Contemporary Red with Black Roses
|Adesso 6512-08 Roses Table Lamp, Red
4.Beautiful Rose Artwork
Such as this lovely champagne-colored rose bouquet in a Vase painted by Van Gogh over a century ago.
Get this one, or … make your own.
5. Handmade Origami Roses
|Complete instructions on how to make them. It’s easy and not as much work as it looks.
Useful to help decorate and personalize a store-bought present.
6. Coral Rose & Pear drop Pearls
|Red Coral Rose Cultured Pearl Tail Silver Pendant w. Silver Chain Necklace
I think this is quite lovely and apparently it’s quite sparkly. It’s sweet.
However, if you want diamonds with that, check this first:
7. Romantic Tiffany Lamp with Roses
|31 Inch H Cabbage Rose Table Lamp Table Lamps
Love this Tiffany table lamp.
FOR GREEN GIRLS
8. English Rose Garden Bench
|DC America SLP2660BRSP, Rose Resin Back Park Bench, Cast Iron legs, Rust-free Resin Back, and Hardwood Slats, Rust Resistant Bronze Finish
Great for gals with gardens. Great match to …
9. Garden Rose Bush
|Morden Sunrise Rose Bush
Did you know you can make great jam / marmelade from rose pedals?
Just got some made by a friend. Is this an Italian thing or do we do this in North America also? New to me, but sure is delicious.
Great joy to receive a rose bush…
Those are some not so obvious Valentine Roses gift ideas. Truth is, all you need is a kiss.
Valentine Day Crafts for Kids
and for moms running out of time, I’ve added:
Free Downloadable Valentine Cards for Kids
Other Valentines Day Crafts
Love Book – Free Modern Scrapbooking Template
Valentines Day Crafts: Candy Boxes (video tutorial)
Handmade Scrapbooking Valentine Card – Envelop – Absolutely gorgeous! (see picture above)
Painting Real Heart Art For Valentines Day (originals now all sold, but still inspirational)