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5 More Cool Valentine's Day Gifts to Make for Him

Following on from the popularity of our previous gifting post, 6 Gifts to Make for Him That He'll Actually Like, we decided to have a rummage around for some more good ideas for handmade gifts. They are just so hard to find! But never fear, here they are...

6 More Cool Valentine's Day Gifts to Make for Him

 

handmade leather and stamp bracelet

DIY handcrafted leather bracelet by Jegs Santos

 

personalised tie

Personalised tie project by Boho Weddings

handmade leather card wallet

Leather card wallet by My White Idea

 

crocheted pacman characters

Crocheted pac-man characters by Penelopy Bulnick

 

felt iphone case with contrasting interior

Felt iPhone case by Sew Knit Click

Share your own Valentine's gift projects below!

Valentine's Decorations to Bring Love to Your Home

Valentine's day doesn't just have to be about celebrating love with your partner, you can celebrate all the people you love too! So we've rounded up some fun valentine's themed decorations to make, which will help spread the love around your home, whoever is in it.

Valentine's Decorations to Bring Love to Your Home

Hoop Art

embroidered hoop art

"You Will Forever Be My Always" Embroidery Hoop Art by Flamingo Toes

Crazy Canvas

cross stitch on flower leaf

Embroidered Tulip Leaf by Look What I Made

Simply Sweet 

crochet heart door hanger

Crocheted Heart Door Hanger by Dwell Beautiful

Pretty as a Picture

heart wall canvas

DIY String Heart Canvas by The Anchored Soul

Couch Potato

pin cushion sofa cushion with heart on

Valentine's Pin Cushion Sofa Cushion by So Sew Easy

Dancing on the Ceiling

felt heart mobile

DIY Mini Heart Mobile by Vicky Barone

Share your comments and ideas below!

February 09, 2015 by Amy Gilbert

Valentine's Projects for all the Single Ladies (and Gentlemen)

In the words of Beyonce: all the single ladies, put your hands up! Now, although you may think you can't celebrate on Valentine's Day because you don't have a S.O., we say - celebrate being single! So we've put together a selection of fab projects to make for yourself, to celebrate YOU! (Gentlemen, you're included in this party for one too).

Valentine's Projects for all the Single Ladies (and Gentlemen)

 

geometric style cushions

Abstract painted pillows by A Beautiful Mess

 

ironic message felt hearts

Ironic hearts by Honey Thistle

 

pink heart hair barrette

Arrow and heart hair pin by The House That Lars Built

 

heart headband

DIY valentine's heart headband by Alexi Ueltzen

 

thread covered bracelet

DIY metallic thread bracelet by Tinsel and Trim

 

valentines embroidery pattern

Valentine's Emroidery Project by Fort Worth Fabric Studio

 

hand drawn canvas shoes

Hand drawn oxford sneakers by I Love to Create

 

blue polka dot bow tie

 

handmade stretch lace knickers

Stretch lace knickers by Sewaholic

 

8 Valentine's Projects for Kids

Get the kids involved on Valentine's Day too, by giving them a fun project to do and use to share the love around them! Some are just fun projects, others could be made into gifts for their loved ones, whether family, friends or crushes...

8 Valentine's Projects for Kids

 

embroidery hoop art

Valentine's embroidery hoop art project

 

felt heart garland

Felt heart garland by Hello Wonderful

 

felt heart arrows

Heart stick arrows by An Portraits

 

felt pocket bracelet

Felt heart pocket bracelet by Merriment Design

 

felt treat baskets

Felt treat baskets by Two More Minutes

 

heart headband

Valentine's heart headband by Sugar Bee Crafts

 

easy coffee cup cosy

Easy coffee cup cosy by The Perfect Pear

 

yarn heart garland

Easy yarn heart garland by Lacquer and Linen

Share your thoughts or any other great projects you've found below!

Weird and Wonderful Valentine's Day Projects

Browsing the web for projects can take up an awful lot of time, but the in the process of looking for a great project, you quite often find some quirky ones that you might have a go at too! We've brought the best of the weird and wonderful projects we could find for Valentine's Day together in one place.

Weird and Wonderful Valentine's Day Projects

 

anatomical heart pillow

Anatomical heart pillow by Hearts and Sharts 

 

reverse applique heart detail top

Reverse applique Valentine's top by Grow Creative

 

meme cushion

Cuteness overload meme pillow by My Next Style

 

pretty frilly heart apron

Sweetheart apron by Ame Vee

(if you want to use the beige fabric, Spraytime Natural is a good substitute)

 

crazy cat embroidery

Valentine's cat embroidery project by The Pink Samurai

 

valentines dolly shoes

DIY Valentine's Heart Shoes by Unusually Lovely

 

heart dog bandana

Valentine's dog bandana by Acute Designs

 

pom pom flowers

Pompom flower bouquet by Camille Styles 

Got your own weird and wonderful sewing projects? Comment below to share them!

How to Make Valentine's Embroidery Hoop Art

Want to make something pretty to hang up and share the love on Valentine's day? Try out our embroidery hoop art project - it's a great one for beginners, using simple sewing and shapes to good effect! And once the big day is over, you could hang it up in a child's bedroom or leave it up as a reminder of the love shared in your house.

How to Make Valentine's Embroidery Hoop Art

You will need:

  • Embroidery hoop of your chosen size
  • Fat quarter of your chosen fabric - we've used Spot on Raspberry
  • White felt
  • A strip of white cotton
  • Contrasting embroidery thread
  • Stamps or fabric pen
  • Scissors
  • Pen & paper
  • Needle

How to make your Valentine's heart embroidery art:

  1. Unscrew your embroidery hoop and place your fabric over the inner ring. Push the outer ring over the top and screw the top to hold in place, making sure the fabric is taught.
  2. Using a pen and paper, draw a template for your felt heart. Cut out and pin to your felt, then cut around the template on the felt to create your heart.
  3. Thread up your needle with the embroidery thread and using a reasonably long running stitch, stitch the heart to your fabric in the centre of the hoop.
  4. Decide what you want to write in the middle of your heart and stamp or write your message onto the strip of cotton fabric, then cut to size. Make sure to leave a cm or two at either side to sew it on. 
  5. Using the thread, sew one long stitch at either end of the cotton strip to attach. 
  6. To hang - attach some ribbon or string to the top of the hoop and hang from a picture hook, or if your picture hook is small enough, hang the hoop straight on the hook using the gap under the screw.

Feel free to comment below with any questions or feedback, and share your pictures of your completed hoop arts!

January 28, 2015 by Amy Gilbert