Crepe-paper flowers are among my favorite craft projects back in grade school! Martha Stewart Weddings has a nice tutorial on how to make them in two ways: single-petal and continuous-petal methods. If you plan to give something to your friends and loved ones on Valentine’s Day, these flowers make easy and very pretty tokens.
Start making them over the weekend so you have enough to give away on the 14th! -ardel
*images via Martha Stewart Weddings
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I’m not exactly a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I’ve always thought of it as a marketing scheme of capitalists to give people an excuse to give gifts and buy expensive things for their significant other. Or maybe I was just bitter? Haha!
However, back in 2nd year high school, my attitude towards the ‘holiday’ changed after my friend, Shar, gave us, her close friends, cute pink balloons (if i remember correctly) on Valentine’s Day. I then realized that Feb. 14 is a good excuse to be cheesy towards your friends and tell them how much you value their friendship. But instead of buying gifts, take time to do or make something for them, even if it’s just a simple note or a packaged treat.
Here are a few free printables to turn ordinary edibles into sweet nothings:
(from top image)
- matchbox valentine with mints and m&m’s inside from inch mark
- fruit labels from alpha mom
- teabag wrappers and tea tags from creature comforts
For the more creative ones, use these projects as inspirations and come up with your own designs. Enjoy! -ardel
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(above) printable poster by bates mercantile co.
Sometimes, all we need is a constant reminder of how lovely it is to love and be loved (not just the romantic kind). Here are some cute art prints, graphics and typography that you can display in your home and workspace to put you in the mood to love and spread love all year round.
Have a happy weekend! -ardel
love giclee print by helendardik
love monster by laura george
abc love by jennifer ramos
graphic illustrations by love sugar design
love print from uupp
lovers heart by ingrid padilla
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“Fixing a broken heart” front
It’s the day to say “I love you” to everyone!
Here are two last minute printable cards for our single (card below) and broken hearted (card above) friends. These cute cards were designed by Ms. Creative Director (a.k.a. Lilli Beth! ) for pushtheenvelope.
“Dateless on valentine’s?” front
“Dateless on valentine’s” back/inside
Click the photo for the link, print, and write your love thoughts! You can also throw in a gift with the card to make the person feel extra special.
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