DIY Heart Friendship Bracelets make lovely Valentines Gifts

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Long term friendship + 2 seconds to make, great friendship bracelet = a winner for this Valentines Day. Friendship bracelets are about simple gestures. It is the simplicity that counts. Originally, friendships were given to friends who could then make a wish. They would never take off the bracelet, but when the bracelet would fall […]

TP Stamp Art Cards

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Cool crafts for kids! So simple, even your 2-year-old can do it. Toilet Paper Roll Stamp Art! Toilet paper rolls make instant stamps. Besides stamping the obvious circle, it’s easy to fill each circle with hearts and flower stamps. Pretty!! Make your own Valentines Day card, Mothers Day card, Fathers day card, Get-well card…. Add […]

30 Valentines Day Crafts & Cards

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Valentines Day is just around the corner. In a day or two!! To help you make some creative Valentine gifts, here is an overview of our beautiful and fun Valentines. Find: craft tutorials for Valentine gifts; free downloadable templates for wrapping and cards; handmade Valentine card instructions; sweet recipes; gift ideas; and more lovely Valentine […]

A touch of Romance :: Wedding Decorating Ideas

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Halloween over. What are we going to hang up next?  Too early for Christmas gear, so how about a bit of romantic cheer? These simple, romantic vintage sheet music hearts are one such thing. image credit: Dreams and Weddings at tumblr Having eloped myself, one might think that I’m not so into weddings. Regarding some […]

Happy Valentines Day – Pretty Cursive Letters

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Hello dear readers: Happy Valentines Day to you all !  What I have for you here are gorgeous cursive letters ::     Print ‘m and Modpodge ‘m onto some card stock and voila. Instant card that’s just perfect. Now would it not be nice if you could add your own private message on the inside […]

Twig Heart

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Stop what you’re doing and make this: a Super-cute Valentine Decorating. One anyone who owns a pair of scissors and a lill’ bit of rope can pull off.  Go out and cut some branches now. Out of your own garden or pick them up at your friend’s home or the local park… Happy Valentines’ everyone.  […]

Rooting Roses

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The Gift of Roses. Last year, I simply asked my husband for an entire rose bush instead of a bunch of roses for Valentines’ Day. I enjoy having roses year-round rather than just 1-2 weeks in the middle of winter. And sure enough, I had roses from my bush for a long time and can’t […]

Love Quilt :: latest of our FREE Quilt Patterns

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Oh, I fell in love… with this lastest in my long list of featured free quilt patterns, that is. This love mini – quilt pattern is moderately easy to make but I can see extensive joy coming from having it. photo credit : Cindy Sharp | Get your free pattern here: : ModaBakeShop   I […]

Dr Seuss Valentines

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Dare I say this is a cute Valentines greeting card aka large candy tag featuring Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat. It will result in some winning gift giving. Perfect Valentines for a boy to give away, although I do know some husbands who still like Dr. Seuss. As you know, I also personally quite […]

Time for a Party (linky 51) + Valentine Crafts

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Hello! Are you on pinterest? Come follow me here. I absolutely appreciate any time you pin my posts and would love to have you following me too! Today is party time. I love seeing all your projects. Do link up This week maybe you will be featured, but my favorites from last linky party were […]

Shabby Chic Burlap & Lace Valentines or Wedding Ideas

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I don’t know what got into me. I never write about weddings. I must be in a romantic mood today because these vintage shabby chic burlap and lace combinations just scream wedding receptions and Valentine decorations to me. The Best of Vintage Shabby Chic Being selective, let me show you the best of the vintage […]

Free Crochet Patterns :: Box of Chocolates

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Amigurumi food crochet patterns. Adorable little crochet amigurumi chocolates, each with different design details in a red heart shaped box. Which mom would not love to get this for Mothers’ Day (Valentines day, birthday…)? This kind of chocolate is really the best kind of chocolate as it contains no calories. Can you see mom smile?! […]

Free Valentine Cards + Font

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Digital card making and scrapbooking on the ease: here’s just the perfect Valentines font for you.  It’s loaded with hearts, without being frilly. Just what you need for your guy! Perfect. Designed this font specifically for Valentines Day. Jules’s a firm believer in making your own Valentines Cards, and so are we. She is highly […]

Rose Napkin Fold

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Romantic dinner to plan? Celebration? Mother’s Day!? What to do to make your guest of honor feel really special? Of course, for mom, it’s breakfast in bed. Besides lots of tasty goodies, how about surprising her with this lovely rose napkin. Who would not like to get flowers for Mother’s Day?!   How to Make […]

Valentines Gifts :: Heart Cinnamon Rolls :: Recipes

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Cont’ from Cinnamon rolls in various heart shapes: a Valentines Idea.   :: Recipe       Valentine Heart Cinnamon Rolls Recipe The Ingredients Dough: 1 cup lukewarm milk 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 packet dry yeast 2 eggs, room temperature 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted 2 cups of (bread) flour Filling: 1/4 cup […]

Delicious Valentine Heart Rolls for Breakfast

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Ohhh, yummm… ! Tell me a man who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls? You might like them also. Look at all these cinnamon rolls in heart shapes, enticing you to make them as these sweet mini-cakes make great ‘lovers breakfast’ for Valentines Day. Favorite cinnamon rolls made into a heart-shape form.     Heart shaped by […]

Fast Gift to Make

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:: Handmade Valentines Gifts are Best :: This shirt folding board is a paper decoupage project I made years ago that I thought would make a fun scrapbooking Valentines gift for a person who has lots of shirts to fold … Like your dad, your husband, your papa?? And that is to make him a […]

DIY Heart Shirt

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T-shirts like this fashionable graphic heart tee are perfect tops to wear. To wear outside in summer. Or inside, as a PJ, in winter. Easy to make too. In fact, this t-shirt was a 5 minute DIY. If you ever tie dyed a shirt before, this last statement might raise your eyebrows. It is however […]

Gorgeous Hearts :: Free Printables

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THAT LOVING HEART: 15 free darling heart designs to embellish just about anything. Enlarge them: to create a wall-decal/ furniture print stencil or bleach-dye them on t-shirts (gifts or keep). Keep ‘m small: to print in red and adorn that Valentine Card; to create loving embroidery patterns; or make into stamps. Or make a darling […]

Valentine Heart Wreaths

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  Well-illustrated Tutorial To Make Rag Heart Wreaths as Valentines Gifts or Decoration By guest writer Lilana   “Hello, Fine Art Craft Guild readers! I’m the “Lilly” in LOVD, Lilly Of the Valley Designs. I’m a hardly-at-home-stay-at-home wife and mom, retired rocket scientist,  jewelry-maker, project seeker, and optimist do-gooder, and daily blogger at FeelLOVDeveryday. I […]

Curly Grosgrain Ribbon for Valentines Day Wreaths

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Something nifty today: Curly grosgrain ribbon! So cute!   I happen to fancy doing this today. Besides making darling wreaths with them, curled grosgrain ribbon is ideal to embellish a bunch of creative projects I’m working on. You need ribbon too? How to Curl Grosgrain Ribbon The traditional recipe of baking curls has been around […]

Valentines Day Recipe : Breakfast Bars

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Want to be sweet to your loved one for breakfast on Valentines Day? How about whisking up easy love gateaux, aka instant breakfast bars ? Love it. Serve up a sophisticated slice sprinkled with some icing sugar or candied hearts for breakfast and cut up a few take-away bars for mid-morning coffee. Filled with goodies […]

Make a Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope

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  Great Idea:   Make your own envelopes for keepsakes from used dryer sheets. Jennifer from Sunny Vanilla executed this creative idea that was the brainchild of Paula Spahr. Let me show you her works of art:       How to Make Your Own Envelopes Step-by-Step Tutorial Just a few steps to success for […]

Valentine Greeting Cards

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Love this Valentine pop-up greeting card. Classy, simple. Love the color ~ not pink for a change, with a universal message that any lover will understand. Perfect. Best of all, it comes with a free template.   You will need some precision scissors however to cut this card perfectly, but if you do, you’ll have […]

Darling Valentine Flowers (Free Crochet Patterns)

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To make my little niece feel special for Valentine’s Day, I crocheted some darling little flowers…. Materials Tiny bit of yarn (this is a wool-based blend) Crochet hook size used: 2.5; cm (which makes for tight flowers as the yarn asks for a size 3.5-4 hook) Darling Valentine Flowers Free Crochet Pattern Round 1: ch […]

Love is .. Handmade Earrings

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Love is… a pair of handmade crystal angel earrings for a girlfriend.         Materials 2 long metal pins with eye 3 small pastel-colored glass crystals or other beads. 2 angel charms 2 earring findings   Step-by-step How to Make Angel Earrings 1. Open the loops at the ends of the pins a […]

Free Printable Valentine Gift Box

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Just gorgeous. So good, I wished I designed them myself.         Hop on over to Skip to My lou for these free printables.

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

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    I often give my creativity a boost by just browsing through Amazon as an alternative to Pinterest or Etsy. Gives a different perspective. This is what I found by way of inspiration for Valentine’s Day. Let me know what inspires you, and I might just create a handmade version of it and create […]

Personalized Gifts

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Simple inspiring heart desk gift set. 100% Recycled. Sometimes simplest is best: this handmade gift is useful to have and fun to make.   Paper Craft How-To (Step-by-step instructions) 1. The tall box: cut a rectangular cookie box at an angle, as in the picture. First cut the lowest side, then the diagonally-cut side, then […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Well, now that the day is finally there: Happy Valentine’s Day And Happy Chinese New Year to you all!     (image: Valentine Cards Garland)