Yes it’s true, it’s nearly that day again. And whether or not you decide to join in the Valentine’s OTT pink and red décor, you should check out the awesome things I’ve found on Pinterest to do.
I don’t know why I love Valentine’s, I think it might just be because I’ve always been obsessed with heart shapes. Plus my favourite colours are pink and red 😉 and it’s a nice little holiday in between Christmas and Easter. And I love an excuse to decorate. But for me, Valentine’s isn’t just about being with the person you love, it’s about being with the family that you love. I usually end up making a cake or making a special dinner, and when I was younger my mum and I would exchange gifts, especially when I was at Uni because it’s the little things that make it special 😉
Now this is such an adorable decoration or even a quick and easy gift you could make! All you need are:
- Mason jar
- Heart stickers
- Pink spray paint (Matte Finish)
- Clear spray paint (Matte Finish)
- Ribbon, trim, scrapbook Pieces for embellishment (optional)
- Tea light candle
Go check out how to make it on madefrompinterest.net
If you’re going to tell someone you love them, why not do it with bacon?
And all you need for this tasty gift are 12 pieces of bacon, probably best to use streaky bacon, but you could try a larger heart with back bacon 🙂
Check out this awesome Valentine’s on a budget on thepapermama.com
Now this one I love and equally hate, only because it means chopping up an old book…
The creator of this DIY crafty gift punched hearts throughout her old copy of Charlotte’s web with her favourite quotes, words and phrases. You could easily do this with a dictionary so you just have the word in the heart, or even write them down on some coloured card to make it more personal to you.
If you’d like to try this out you can find a heart punch on hobbycraft between £2.50-£15.00 depending on the size you choose.
Check out how they did it on cozycottagecute.com
If the way to a man’s heart really is through his stomach, then these ideas are surely going to be an awesome addition to your Valentine’s Day.
There’s heart shaped eggs and bacon, heart shaped brownies, make your own love heart cookies as well as little pear-raspberry heart pies, pancakes and marshmallow hearts for your hot chocolate.
Check out Buzzfeed’s 11 everyday foods which you can turn into hearts
This cheesecake is an awesome idea for any time of the year if I’m honest, seems pretty easy as well 🙂
- 1 store-bought pre-made oreo crust (save the lid) – graham cracker crust works too
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/3 cup cold water
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
- 12 oz. cream cheese (1 1/2 pkg.), softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 6 oz. white chocolate, chopped or 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Check out the recipe on cookingclassy.com
And finally, here’s another Valentine’s Votive from Real Simple:
Mix and Match Votices
Got some scrap paper? Maybe some old drawings? Then you should try out this design and give those designs a new life.
What you need:
- Assorted Paper, Washi Tape, Ribbon
- Double-sided sticky tape
1. Wrap paper around votive for sizing; cut to length. Adhere strips of paper to votive with double-sided tape.
Be creative and have some fun. Wrap some with just paper and layer others with ribbon and tape.