This post is contributed by Chun Nguyen.
It’s February and love is in the air once again! Of course, if you have a special someone you’d like to show your affections to this season, you might have to spend a little extra for something, right? Whether it’s a romantic dinner or a bunch of flowers, or a special Valentine’s Day gift, you’re probably prepared to spend more than a pretty penny, especially since high demand for romantic gifts makes their production more difficult, thereby increasing their price.
But there are many ways for you to save during the season of love, and often these ways can seem more heartfelt than just any old store-bought gift. If you decide to make something for your Valentine, but don’t want to spend on materials, or don’t have the luxury of time, here are some crafts you might want to consider:
If you have some good quality string lying around your house, this is the perfect project for you. Remarkably Domestic, among other blog posts and YouTube videos, has some great tutorials. Make two bracelets so you and your loved one can have matching love bracelets. If you’ve never shown a creative, crafty side before, your partner is sure to love this.
Bingo Valentine’s Cards
Does your partner enjoy all things vintage? Try making a Valentine for them by using an old bingo card as a base. Information supplied by Free Bingo Hunter shows that bingo has all but lost its appeal, drawing hundreds of thousands of players to online bingo portals in the UK alone. There are all sorts of variants of bingo nowadays, and you can put your own twist on the bingo card by turning it into a Valentine with your own choice of vintage elements.
If you’d like to add a little love to your decor, you can try Martha Stewart’s crayon hearts – a beautiful, elegant, yet unexpectedly simple craft that involves nothing more than shaving crayons and melting them into the perfect shape. Considering how many snow days there have been this season, this could be a fun project to combat cabin fever with the kids. You could hang these from the door as a mobile or against a window to give a room a more romantic ambience as the sun filters through the crayon hearts.
Got any other ideas for crafts for Valentine’s Day? Let us know!
And if you’re looking for last minute Valentine’s Day gifts, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Ever since she successfully repurposed several old pairs of jeans into everything from headbands to placemats, Chun Nguyen has been on a quest to transform things she has lying around into something more. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and for Chun Nguyen, she occasionally finds that her own trash also holds her own undiscovered treasure!