Valentine’s Day is right around the corner – literally!
Roses, chocolates and jewelry are all wonderful but sometimes the best gifts of all are the ones that come from your heart and are made with your hands.
One year for Valentine’s Day my husband gave me a small bottle filled with a broken up wooden ruler. I had not idea what it meant until he told me. He said he had to get rid of the ruler because it was impossible to measure the love he had for me.
Another Valentine’s Day he asked me what I wanted. I told him to write me a poem. He did, and he took it one step further. He had the poem printed on a sweatshirt. I haven’t worn it in years but every time I did wear it people would compliment me on the poem. When I told them my husband wrote it they thought it was wonderful. I don’t think I ever wore that sweatshirt without getting at least one compliment.
You don’t have to be a craft person to make a gift from the heart. All you need in an imagination and a good idea, plus some simple materials you can find around the house or locally.
Country Woman Magazine shared these quick and easy Valentine’s Day ideas. These would also make great crafts to make with your child or grandchild too.
Cute as a Button Valentine’s Cards: Use up some buttons from your stash in this adorable paper craft. It’s a charming way to let a crafty friend or family member know how much you care. Simply print and cut out a design of your choice and glue it to a larger square cute from colored card stock. Using a needle and thread stitch a few pretty buttons to impress your Valentine’s Day sweetie.
Yarn Hearts: Simple yarn hearts look absolutely lovely decorating your window, wreath or Valentine’s Day gift. These crafts are so fast and easy to make you can craft them by the adorable dozens! First, cut the wire and bend it into a heart shape. Start wrapping the yarn around the wire, pulling it across the sides. Make sure when trimming the yarn you leave enough so this adorable craft is able to hang.
Edible Arrangements: Who doesn’t love a gift that is edible? Using a pineapple and kiwi, you can give your valentine a delicious and creative gift this holiday. Cut both fruits into a heart shape using a cookie cutter. Place the kiwi in the middle of the pineapple and use a food skewer to run through the middle, holding it in place. Tie the fruit in a plastic bag, and add a personalized note for your special person.
Banana Candy Bag Label:This fun paper craft makes a great gift for any family member or friend. Print out a downloadable label that you can find on Country Woman’s website. Fold a piece of decorative card stock horizontally and glue on the label. For a cute effect, ad a monkey sticker on the label. Lastly, fill the bag with banana candy to complete your “I’m bananas for you” gift.
Be sure to visit Country Woman Magazine online for more crafty ideas.
What is the best Valentine’s Day gift you ever received? What is the best handmade gift someone has ever given you?
*I was not compensated for this post. I posted these ideas with permission for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.