As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s a nice reminder to show appreciation for those who share our lives, including family, friends, and yes even our pets. It doesn’t have to cost a lot. In fact, you may already have what you need for the perfect gift. Here are a few creative ideas to get you started:
Sweets for the Sweet
Homemade cookies and candy will satisfy any sweet tooth.
This edible art is delicious & nutritious.
Heart of the Vineyard
Connoisseurs will appreciate shared memories celebrated with a nice glass of wine.
The Personal Touch
Gifts made by hand are always the best way to show your love.
Two Hearts Beat as One
Whether you prefer working with wood or metal, this universal symbol of love says it all.
Love is in the Details
Glass, tile, and stones can be used to create mosaic jewelry, tabletops, wall art, etc.
A Rose by Any Other Name
As timeless symbols of love, these paper roses will forever be in bloom.
Big Bear Hugs
Everyone could use a hug. Teddy bears can be sewn, crocheted, or knitted. If you don’t have those skills, buy one and add a personal touch, such as a bunch of silk flowers or homemade chocolates.
Soft & Dreamy
Watercolor, acrylic or oil paints are the perfect choice for creating beautiful artwork to be treasured for years to come.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy taking a romantic walk along a beach or trail on a “treasure” hunt, consisting of well-placed hearts made from stones, shells, or flowers.
Presentation is Everything
At the end of the treasure hunt mentioned above, surprise your companion with a little gift, such as a bouquet of wildflowers or handmade jewelry.
At first glance, you might only notice the beauty of this black swan but look closer and you will see the perfect heart shape created by his reflection.
Just the Two of Us
A sunset photo of a couple is a nice keepsake and posing just right forms a heart.
Our best friends are always looking for affection. A new scarf or a heart charm for the collar are nice options, but the best way to show your love is by giving them your time and attention. Works for people too!
Thanks for reading.
Happy Valentine’s Day & Happy Crafting!