Friday, 8 February 2013

Crafty Valentines Gifts for You and Him

Hello lovelies!

I wrote a little valentines piece as a guest blogger the other week and thought I'd share it with you too!  I thought I’d go all out, and since valentines is coming up soon, have a bit of a romantic DIY extravaganza. 

Around this time of year I panic a little – it’s alright for the guys, they have chocolate and roses to fall back on, but what do we buy them??  Are we even supposed to buy them something?  Even if I’m not supposed to, will I feel bad when he has given me a present and I have nothing to return?

As ever, the answer is of course to get crafty.  If it’s not much, at least its handmade and comes from the heart, right?

Also, we need to treat ourselves at this time of year!  Bath, candles, new dress anyone?  So here are a few little crafty ideas with a valentines theme which caught my eye,  some valentines gifts for you and him.

The Card:
Crayon card - how cute are these?!  They are definitely on my 'to make' list for this year, though I'll need to wait until the other half is out the house to go melting all the crayons!

Valentines Crafts for You & Him

The Wrapping:
Foxy gift bag - who needs valentines wrapping paper when you can have a foxy gift bag?!  In fact, who needs wrapping paper ever again?

Valentines Crafts for You & Him

Paper Roses - it's the little touches which often finish off a gift, so if you are gift wrapping, why not top it off with some string and paper roses?  What the heck, why not top off the fox gift bag with them too.  They're quick and easy, and look more difficult than they are.

Valentines Crafts for You & Him

The Gift:
You light up my life - This has to be one of my favourite crafty finds and I've been waiting for ages to use it!  Paperweight or shelf ornament, this little cutie makes me smile :)  So will hopefully make him grin too!

Valentines Crafts for You & Him

Valentines Scratch Cards - oh the possibilities for what you could hide behind these little silver windows!!!  I shall leave that up to you...
Valentines Crafts for You & Him

For You:
Valentines Heart Puff Garland - quick and easy to make, I have one of these garlands on my fireplace and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside (awww).   You can also make them into keyrings!  If you don't knit yourself, you can find the garland and keyring in my etsy store too :)

Valentines Crafts for You & Him

The Food:

Sweetie Pie Pops - I've never laid eyes on anything like this before!  Definitely on the to-do list for next month! 

Valentines Crafts for You & Him

What are your knitting/crafting plans this week?  Anything romantic on the way?

Amanda :) x

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