Treats and Valentine’s and Ornaments, Oh My!

Hi All! ⊗

Here are some posts I found over the Internet that I think are crafty and fun. If I had the time between going to classes and doing homework I would turn my living room and kitchen into a mess doing all of them! Also, I’ve included a few links that are great do-it-yourself gifts for your special one on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day Cards

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Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess, Emma Chapman

This DIY project comes from A Beautiful Mess and just in time for Valentine’s Day. Explore the rest of the website, created by crafty sisters Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, to find a ton of amazing tips on similar DIY projects like this one! These Valentine’s Day cards were made with a few different techniques that are simple and fun. You will need a few different materials for this such as crayons, glitter, water color paint, paint brushes, and construction paper. This project may get messy, so be sure to protect anything you don’t want paint, glue, or glitter on.

 

Himmeli Ornament

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Photo credit: Vintage Revivals

This traditional Finnish and Swedish Christmas ornament is one of the easiest and most aesthetically pleasing projects I’ve seen in a long time! My apartment is always in need of another way to make it seem less drab, so when I found this on Vintage Revivals I had to share it with all of you. This ornament can be completely customized with bright colors and your own designs to complete any room.

 

Sweet Treats

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Photo credit: Happy Brown House, Sara McClure

If you’re like me, one of your favorite things to do is bake sweet treats. I am a big fan of Oreo’s and this recipe  from Sara McClure’s blog, Happy Brown House, is perfect for Valentine’s Day treats.  You will need a few items such as Oreo’s, candy melts, sprinkles, and parchment paper. Your special one will love the gift of eating these delicious homemade treats!

 

Homemade Chalk

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Photo credit: Sweet Paul

Take a trip back to your childhood summers by going out and tagging the sidewalk with some of your own street art! My mother always thought sidewalk chalk was too messy and never allowed it in the house when I was a kid, so now that I’m a junior in college with my own apartment I can have all the chalk I want. Mwuahaha! You will need a few things found in most homes but also some extra things from the store. Check out the full list at the source, Sweet Paul.

 

Braided Bracelet

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Photo credit: Honestly WTF

Put your macrame skills to the test with this hexagon nut braided bracelet! Some of the bracelets and necklaces I see in popular boutiques are made of cheap material and way too expensive. I love DIY jewelry but it can be difficult to braid and add beads, or in this case hexagon nuts, at the same time. With enough practice anything can become second nature, so don’t get upset if your project doesn’t look exactly as this one from Honestly WTF.

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