Over the years, I’ve collected various heart ornaments and plates. I use the heart ornaments at Christmas and then save them for Valentine’s Day.
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Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Here are a few last minute valentine crafts to add some Valentine cheer for your special day.
These handmade valentines are originally from a Paper Crafts magazine. Scrapbook Girl made these adorable hearts with scrapbook papers, buttons and beads. Step by step instructions are available here.
These fans made of scrapbooking paper look great hanging in windows or from chandeliers … or tucked between decorative items on a fireplace mantel or bookshelf. Pictures are from EAB Designs.
This adorable heart wreath by Craftberry Bush makes for a cute display with the simple candles and jars of sand.
And this beautiful newspaper heart wreath, also by Craftberry Bush.
These adorable valentine vases and votive holders from Rhonna Designs are made from mason jars, decorative papers, lace and ribbons.
These cute bon-bon filled hearts are easy to make. Instructions by Martha Stewart can be found here.
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If you’ve visited here before, you may know that I love using apothecary jars in my home. It’s a great way to add seasonal or holiday touches. Or, to simply display collections of small items that you love.
This post is devoted to Valentine themed apothecary jars. There are all kinds of fillers you can use for Valentine’s Day …
- Candy – one of my favorites for Valentines! Any thing that’s a shade of red, pink and/or white will do. Or turquoise or lavender …
Hot Tamales, Licorice, Good & Plenty, Red Licorice, Butter Mints, Dutch Mints … You get the idea!
- Old Valentine Cards or Vintage Postcards – start saving your valentine cards each year and soon you’ll have enough for a display.
Years ago, I bought several vintage Valentine postcards at an antique flee market. One is postmarked from 1908. I always find a place to display them for Valentine’s Day.
- Sugar Cookies or other Valentine Treats
- Red and white ribbons
- Rose Petals — fresh (although you’ll need to replenish every few days) or artificial flower petals
- Christmas Ornaments — in red, silver or heart-shapes
Sources: Style Me Pretty, OurNiftyNotebook.blogspot.com, HouseofSmiths.blogspot.com, Anders Ruff Custom Designs, andBeeinourBonnet.com.
Are you looking for cute Valentine’s Day treats to make for your kids, friends or neighbors? Check out these adorable treats …
Fill a cute basket, tin pail, or other container with Valentine’s candy. (Target is always a great source for cute holiday containers.) M&Ms always make a great filler — and you can get them in red, pink and white! Decorate the container with your scrap booking supplies and embellishments. -Making Memories
Or, fill a glass jar with your favorite candy. Decorate the jar with ribbon, and create a cute wrapper and label using scrapbooking paper, punches and stamps. So cute! –My Chic ‘n Scratch blog
Cupcakes are always a hit! You can start simple … decorating with red hots or red M&Ms … making Xs and Os.
Or get fancy with Red Velvet Cupcakes decorated with chocolate valentine cookies. -With Style & Grace
Presentation is the key! Don’t you just love these pedestals of cupcakes? –I Am Baker (on the left) and Sweetopia (on the right)
If you are really brave, you can follow Amanda’s instructions to make this adorable Heart Cake. This is something I probably wouldn’t attempt. I leave baking to my step daughter and sister.
But, I do LOVE all of the beautifully decorated baked goods that are featured on the I am Baker website. –I am Baker
Decorate homemade cookies (sugar, chocolate, gingerbread) with royal icing and fun Valentine’s decorations. My friend Jennifer at CookieInspirations showed us how to make these cookies at her Valentine Cookie class last week.
Or, you can go the somewhat healthy route, and dip strawberries in dark chocolate and roll in chopped pistachios. –Martha Stewart