Thursday, February 9, 2012

{DIY Round Up} Valentine's Day Projects and Printables

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and let's be honest, we all love love. You remember in grade school, making boxes covered in felt hearts and feathers hoping for a flood of those flimsy V-day cards; you know, the ones you agonized over buying with your mom who thought any ol' card would do. Yeah those. I slowly opened each one, savoring every crooked signature. Sigh. Third Grade.

Photo courtesty of Let's Talk About This

Some say V-Day is a Hallmark holiday but many embrace it and enjoy the pomp and circumstance around that little winged Cupid.  I say bring it, the more love and good feelings in the world, the better.

Here at de Lovely Affair, we focus on practical planning and a DIY Round Up is the perfect way to get you prepared for the big 2-1-4 (Feb 14). We've gathered the best, easiest DIY projects/printables for your perusing pleasure. Remember, don't hate the V-Day, just spread the love to your neighbor, co-worker, spouse, children cause we all need a reminder that we are special.
18 Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards: Sweet sentiments to make someone's day! These PDF lovelies were created in a simple postcard style - use a heavier weight 8.5" x 11" cardstock, print and let the fun begin.

You can cut out the conversation bubbles or leave as a postcard.  Write a love note on the back and leave around the house for your sweetie; in the sock drawer, in the bathroom, send him on a hunt that leads right to you. One reader suggested making garland out of smaller printouts. There are so many ways these can be used to spice up your V-Day!

Click HERE for the 18 free Valentine's Day Cards in PDF form. Credit and thanks goes to Thank You Cards Shop Blog for letting us share.

Paper Heart Ornaments This great project from Paper. Scissors. Superheroes. shows you how to turn old magazine pages or lovely scrapbook paper into these super sweet Valentine’s Day heart ornaments. (They work equally well for other important days too.)

Grab a visually delightful publication, some thread or Baker’s Twine, and a few handy adornments, beads, baubles, your favorite charms. Here are the PDF directions, which were originally published in Paper Crafts Magazine

Sweets for Your Sweet: These picture perfect cupcakes are sure to please the sweet tooth in everyone! I mean, who doesn't love a cupcake right...what a thoughtful way to say I love you.

Photo: Courtesy of Hello Naomi

We found this easy to follow, super quick recipe over on You'll need regular cupcake ingredients plus some extras, like fondant and gel dye, both available at your local craft store.

Goodie Bag. Once your oven is off and cupcakes complete, store your yummies in this cute DIY treat bag, brought to us by Twig and Thistle. Grab some kraft treat bags and use their printable template. And don’t forget the milk and adorable paper straws!

 Photo courtesy of Twig and Thistle

Hope you enjoy our Valentine's Day DIY Round Up and use these ideas to bring joy to your life. At the end of the day, it is all about love; giving, receiving, loving who you are, what you do and the people around you. If you like what we do, please show us some FACEBOOK love by LIKING our page and FOLLOW us on TWITTER. Thanks, you are the best....and remember....

 Photo courtesy of Cool, Cute, Clever, Crazy always a nice thing to say.

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