Valentine's Day is such a fun, girlie holiday. All the pink, hearts, flowers, chocolate — they don't have to be about romance, and neither do these fun DIY projects. DIY gifts are a great idea if you're cash-strapped or looking for a more thoughtful gift than something store bought. Creating something fun might also keep your hands and mind occupied if you're on a lonesome jag this February. But mostly, they're just fun, and it's always awesome to get artistic. Get a few friends together and get crafty.
What feels good? Decluttering! Okay, well, it feels good once it's done, but it's often a boring chore. So why not make it fun? One of the biggest clutter culprits is magazines, and it's always sad to throw away glossies full of beautiful pictures. Patty Schaffer of Capture the Details has an awesome Paper Roses project perfect for this time of year when we're waiting for the real flowers to come out of hiding. Cheer up your cubicle or bedside table with these paper petals, or give them out to friends.
Glitter Tip Shoes
You know fashion girls love to dress on theme. Why not repurpose something already in your wardrobe? This video from FashionClub.com shows you how to make both regular glitter-tip shoes and glitter heart shoes, which both look trendy and fun. The project is a little more involved than the roses — you'll have to buy a few supplies if you're not a regular crafter. But the difficulty level is still on the simple side.
Love Wall Hanging
Didn't think you were artistic enough to ever make art worth hanging on the wall? Think again. SavvySugar's super easy $10 Love Wall Hanging is sweet and simple. Everyone will be super impressed when you say you've made it! This is one of those projects that will make you feel like you could have your own Etsy shop, and who doesn't need a confidence booster for the creativity once in a while.
Plantable Paper Hearts
These Plantable Paper Hearts from Hill City Bride are ingenious and so much easier to make than you'd expect. You basically create seed paper pulp in your blender, shape into hearts and voila! These would make great party favors or little gifts for your friends, they'd probably even fit in a V-Day card without any extra postage.
Hinge Bracelet With Gold Chains
Jewelry is a Valentine's Day staple, and LoveMaegan's blog is going to have you running to the hardware store to make all your own. She's rocking a killer arm party in this post for making a Hinge Bracelet With Gold Chains that looks completely DIY-able. This would only cost a few bucks and is super unique, but still looks like real jewelry you could have bought at a boutique.