Sunday, February 14, 2016

Tutorial - Make a Match Box Mason Jar
Show the man in your life how much you care

Tutorial at A Crafty Mix Blog

"With Valentine’s day around the corner, I thought I’d make something small for all the men in my life; my Dad, hubby aka soul mate, Calin, Uncle Sal ……….. In their own very special way they all light up my life. I don’t know about you, but it’s not always easy finding the right valentine’s gift for guys. Socks with hearts on are notoriously difficult to find and, to be honest, it’s a bit weird disconcerting sitting next to someone and seeing little hearts peek out from under their trousers. But that’s just me. So while I was out shopping for who knows what, I found these adorable mini mason jars".... Read more

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tutorial - Free Printable Heart Gift Boxes
Add confetti for a bit of extra fun

Tutorial at AKI 1 a.m. Blog

"We are already into Valentine’s Week and these printable gift boxes are perfect to show your love for the special one. The final size of each printable gift box, after assembling, is 3 inch x 3 inch x 3 inch (length x breadth x height) so they easily fit all small size tokens of love. Depending on which day of the Valentine week it is pick your gift. A ‘will you be my valentine’ banner for propose day. Heart shaped chocolates for chocolate day, the gift box fits 6 pieces of one-and-half-inch heart shaped chocolates. A small teddy for teddy day. Printable love coupons for promise day- includes rubs, hugs and kisses".... Read more

Friday, February 12, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Beaded Ladder Bracelet
Make this stylish bracelet for less than $5

Tutorial at The Chilly Dog Blog

"Back in November, hubby and I enjoyed an afternoon browsing the shops in Tubac, an artist community just a bit south of Tucson. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend it. Lots of neat shops and plenty of tasty restaurants. We left empty handed that day, but I did get some inspiration for a project. Almost every shop that carried jewelry had a display of beaded ladder bracelets in a variety of eye catching colors. With a few basic supplies and a little bit of time, you'll be surprised how easy it is to create your own beaded bracelets".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Candy Valentine Bouquet
A tasty valentine treat for your special someone

Tutorial at Edible Crafts Blog

"If you want to have fun to get ready for this wonderful holiday, try these cute and tasty Valentines crafts. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make an adorable chocolate bouquet for your loved one. This Valentines Day craft is easy and super fun. It makes a wonderful gift for anyone who loves candy.  Step 1. Choose a container for your bouquet. I had an empty can in my pantry that I used for this centerpiece".... Read more

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Denim Drawstring Bag
Make a bag with the legs of pre-loved jeans

Tutorial at Threading My Way Blog

"Today I'm going to show you another way to reuse the legs of pre-loved jeans, this time to make a denim drawstring bag. It's a super quick project, and if you're like me, you'll have lots of jeans in your stash just waiting to be upcycled into something new. To determine where to cut the leg, decide what the bag is going to be used for. Make it a couple of inches longer than you think you'll need, to allow for the boxed corners".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Valentine's Day Crackers
Fill your crackers with your favorite candy

Tutorial at The Beautydojo Blog

"One of the things that I have been searching for is some good matte wrapping paper. I love how versatile matte wrapping paper is, you can do soooo many wonderful projects with it. This is why I was super excited when Jam Paper contacted me to do a collaboration.... I decided to use their white matte wrapping paper and twine to create these DIY Valentine’s Day Crackers. Let’s jump right in".... Read more

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tutorial - Make a Valentine's Day Party Dress
Intermediate project makes a flattering dress

Tutorial at So Sew Easy Blog

"This is an intermediate level project.  It will take some time to make, but once its done, you’ll be happy to spend time in it!  It is comfortable, but sexy and is a very flattering design.  I have designed it on a bias and simplified the construction as much as possible.  I have made it specially for the curvy girl in mind.  The smallest size will accommodate a bust and hips between 43″ and 45″.  I have not used fusible interfacing because I did not want any more support, and my fabric did not need it.  You are welcome to use fusible interfacing if your fabric allows it.  If you have in mind something sweet, I recommend the use of a very soft cotton voile or silk chiffon.  If racy is what you want, then try to find the same fabric I am using.  It is a satin/silk, back crepe or lace".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Cut Apart Valentine Hearts
Craft for kids starts with an empty box

Tutorial at Non Toy Gifts Blog

"Once the Christmas tree and decorations made their way out of the house, Valentine hearts started taking over. I’m in the process of creating about 70 Valentines (actually only the heart bags, as the valentines are store bought) and we were busy with a Valentine craft this past weekend. The boys and I painted Valentine hearts made from cardboard. This craft is a nice way of using scrap cardboard and the outcome can be used as decoration. A kid made Valentine decoration to proudly display over the fireplace".... Read more

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Valentine Lariat
Crochet a curly lariat necklace for Valentine's day

Tutorial at Little Treasures Blog

"I am having several Valentine posts ready as a mini series and while brainstorming ideas for the day, I always referred to it as "Dressing up for Valentine" and it stuck with me - although I don't plan on suggesting fashion choices and styles for Valentine. It would refer to those last finishing touches- in this case jewelry and accessories. So let's move on to the instructions. For this lariat I used 2 colors in fingering and sport yarn. This pink I started the lariat with was fingering but I needed thicker yarn".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Treat Hearts from Maps
If you don’t happen to have any old maps you can download some

Tutorial at Pillar Box Blue Blog

"I love working with maps and personalised crafts, so for valentines day I have made some lovely heart shaped treat bags using old maps. This is a really easy craft where you can make something quite special for your loved one by upcycling maps that have meaning for you. For example you could use a map of where you first met, or your favourite city or even a piste map of your favourite ski run".... Read more

Monday, February 8, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Valentine Mug Rug
Need an easy gift idea for Valentine’s Day?

Tutorial at Creative Homemaking Blog

"My little daughter loves sipping her tea almost every afternoon, paired with a couple of biscuits while watching her favorite show. It’s her way to relax and spend a few, quiet moments just with herself (to her parents’ delight! we don’t get many of those!).  I thought it would be nice to surprise her with an adorable and practical accessory for her tea mug so I put together a super quick Valentine mug rug tutorial. These mug rugs take less than 30 minutes to make, even faster if you are more experienced, they’re a great beginner sewist project and also a perfect match for all those fabric scraps you’ve been throwing in your scrap basket".... Read more

Tutorial - Upcycled Collage Valentine Gift Boxes
Templates for lettering included in tutorial

Tutorial at Upcycled Design Lab Blog

"I must start by saying that I apologize for I fear that this post is being slapped together at the last moment.  I had bigger plans for detailing the process of making these little boxes.  I was going to have beautiful pictures and even a short video but there is no video and well some of my photos are not too pretty.  I do hope you can make sense of it anyway.  To start you will need:  4 cracker or cereal boxes,  the 4 templates printed out on white paper (at the bottom of this post),  some torn out book pages,  12 photos (3 inches x 3 inches),  red food coloring".... Read more

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tutorial - Make an "I Love You Because" Jar
Remind those you love about how awesome they are

Tutorial at The Beautydojo Blog

"I have a brand new DIY project for you! You didn’t think that I’d let Valentine’s Day float by without giving you guys a free printable did ya? You guys know how I love my free printables, so here it is, a chic little printable for you! I’m sure you guys have seen numerous pins on Valentine’s Day jars filled with “reasons why I love you”. I remember I made one back in the day for my boyfriend when we first started dating (we’ve only been dating for two years but those days seem so long ago). I decided to recreate this DIY and gave it a fresh minimalist look. I wanted the jar to look super simple, something that would look really nice on your desk or shelf without looking tacky".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Heart Shaker Card
Create for upcoming Valentine's Day or other romantic occasions during the year

Tutorial at Crea Bea Cards Blog

"A heart is the ultimate symbol of love. This heart is full of love, just like the butterflies you feel in your stomach when you’re in love. You can make this card for the one you love so much, for Valentine’s Day or any other romantic occasion. This is actually my very first shaker card. I’ve “discovered” shaker cards some time ago on Youtube and thought it would be nice to create one by myself. It reminds me of snow globes which are pretty awesome".... Read more

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tutorial - Make an Adult Coloring Pencil Roll
Choose some favorite fabrics for this project

Tutorial at Nina Makes Blog

"Since adult colouring (coloring) in books are all the rage at the moment I thought I better make a cute little pencil roll tutorial!  What a great way to store your pencils, they can bounce around in your bag without risking all the sharp points and they won’t rattle too!  I have to admit I am quite partial to colouring in but I usually end up colouring in with the kids in one of their colouring in books.  Drawing little doodles is fun too…no matter what you like to draw this is a great way to keep those pencils safe".... Read more