Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine DIY: How to Make Glittered Watercolor Valentines

Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, so it's time to proclaim your love for all the awesome people in your life. Now, you could go to the nearest big box store and pick up a store-bought card to let your loved ones know how you feel. You know the drill- sappy poems, embossed roses, pink hearts, a box of kittens. But aren't the objects of your affection so much more awesome than that? Don't they deserve something one-of-a-kind? Oh yeah they do! That's why it's time for an epic Valentine's Day DIY: 

The Glittered Watercolor Valentine

glittered watercolor valentine card

These valentines are super easy to make once you know how. And I'm going to show you how in my first ever DIY craft tutorial! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Handmade Valentines for The Great Valentine Swap

Valentine's Day stamp
Valentine's Day, man. I fully acknowledge the consumerism inherent in the "Hallmark holidays," but even my cynical little heart can't help but love Valentine's Day.

What I really love is the opportunity to make someone feel special. I mean, obviously we can and should try to do that every day, not just on holidays. But let's be real; it's hard to remember to not only stop and smell the roses, but also pick one and give it to your sweetie when your mind is a blur of bills to be paid and errands to be run.

That's why I like holidays so much. They interrupt our routine. They encourage us to be generous with our affection. They allow us to express just how special the people around us are.

I felt pretty special today when I checked the mailbox, only to discover 3 beautiful handmade valentines addressed to me. But get this- I don't even know the senders!