Friday, February 12, 2010

DIY Valentine's Day Roundup

I can't say I'm really big on the whole Valentine's Day thing - it seems a little contrived. Although I want to believe in it - I mean it's a whole day devoted to LOVE. I used to make handmade Valentines and send them to all the people who mattered most, but I've sadly fallen out of that habit. You'd think now that I'm married, I'd be all over it and sending handmade sweetness to my hubbie, but I've been too involved in my art lately. But, I did send him a Someecard, which made him laugh out loud when he opened it. See, we think alike on the subject.

Valentine's Day is a lovely day though, to remind your loved ones that you care about them, and handmade presents and cards are the best way to show that. I don't know if I'll get the energy up to do any of these this weekend, but I love them nonetheless. I do plan on however making my hubbie's favorite dessert on Sunday - Chocolate Pudding Pie.

Need someone to fall in love with you, why not brew up a batch of this Love Potion #9, which is an all around herbal elixer, sure to turn up the heat in your relationship.
{via Design*Sponge}

Don't need to make someone fall in love with you, but just need sensual aphrodisiac? Stir up a few of these Mexican Chocolate Truffles for a sweet and spicy night!
{via Miss Chevious Musings}

These adorable, tiny, little packages make for super sweet Valentines and save on paper too! It may be a little late to order these for Valentines, but why not make your own?
{World's Smallest Postal Service}

Tell everyone how much you love your Valentine with graffiti, like this super sweet, but honestly true message. Nothing says love like a little social disobedience.
{via Dude Craft}

Here's a great tutorial on handmade paper cut Valentines. Looks really quite simple after seeing a how to do it.
{Avie Designs via Design*Sponge}

And one of my favorite things I saw this year on Valentine's Day was a list of 10 Ways to a Geeky Girl's Heart. These are all GREAT ideas for romantic activities, that are perfect for Valentine's Day, or Any Day really.
{List via Wired and pic via EvilMadScience}