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How-Tuesday: DIY Valentine Projects

Jan 22, 2013

by Julie Schneider handmade and vintage goods

What makes your handmade heart sing out? For this week’s How-Tuesday post, I have lovingly rounded up twelve of the choicest Valentine’s Day themed tutorials from across the web. As you dream up ways to share your affection with your sweethearts, take inspiration from this collection of  heartfelt how-to’s.

Come Bearing Gifts

Trinkets, cards, and tokens of affection

Row 1 (left to right):
1. Keepsake Papercut — An elegant cut paper piece (complete with a free PDF template).
2. Lovestruck Cards — Place cards sent straight from Cupid’s arrow.
3. Felt Candy Hearts — Make little pockets for sweet treats.

Row 2 (left to right):
1. Giant Paper Rose — A bouquet-sized bloom.
2. Papercut Doily Valentines — A set of three valentines cut from one stack of doilies.
3. Bellini Petal Lollipops — Sweet floral notes on a stick.


With a Heart on Your Sleeve

Decorations for a hearty party or festive get-up

Row 1 (left to right):
1. Paper Heart Chain — A heart-shaped twist on the classic kid craft.
2. Pom Pom Heart Topper — Something sweet with a cherry-colored pom pom on top.
3. Mirror Glass Vase — DIY antiqued mercury mirror glass effects.

Row 2 (left to right):
1. Heart Doily Pom Poms — 3D decorative doily hearts.
2. Heart Tights — Tips for adding pitter-pattern to your legwear.
3. DIY Elbow Patch — Literally wear your heart on your sleeve.

If you make any of these projects, share a photo with us in the How-Tuesday Flickr group.

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