With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I decided I simply must write a Valentine’s themed “Five Fabulous Fings on Friday” post. Many cynical people dismiss Valentine’s day as 'a marketing ploy designed by hallmark’; but I disagree – any day that is designed to celebrate your love for someone has to be a good thing! All you need is love!
So instead of buying into boring, corporate Valentine’s Day cards, why not take the opportunity to get crafty and do a little DIY or support handmade; to show the person you love how much you adore them?! There are so many fun and creative Valentine’s Day ideas out there, so here is a round-up of my favourites.
#1 Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
Cosy up with your sweetheart for a homemade Red Velvet hot chocolate date using this sweet recipe from Elsie and Emma.
#2 Sweetheart Candies Colour Palette
Are you a colour lover too? Inject a bit of colour into your lives with Pugly Pixel’s photographs of sweetheart candies. I love the mouth-wateringly delicious pastel colour palette, and all the silly message on the love hearts!
#3 DIY Love Struck Place Cards
Shoot cupid’s arrow through your lover’s heart; or make these Love Struck place cards from Fellow Fellow to jazz up yer table.
#4 Valentine’s Friendship Bracelets
Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be for couples! Show your girlfriends you care, and make them a Valentine’s Friendship Bracelet with this tutorial from the Purl Bee. As always from the Purl Bee, you can expect excellent step-by-step instructions and gorgeous, colourful photography.
#5 Nail Heart DIY
Treat your fingertips to a bit of TLC with Dana’s easy-peasy pretty Nail Heart DIY on her dreamy blog, Wonder Forest.
If that’s not enough for you, why not make some Valentine’s Decorations; transform a cardigan or send a card. What tricks have you got up your sleeves for your sweethearts for Valentine’s Day?
Big love and bon weekend friends, Katie. xxx