Valentines Day is the perfect opportunity to tell someone that you care about them. Whilst Valentine’s has tended to be a day for romance, many now use it to share gifts with those they care about. Whether it’s commercialism that has extended it to this, there is never a wrong time to show appreciation for someone. There are some Valentine’s cards to print below that you can write for someone. There are some decoration or gift ideas for making too. It’s the perfect opportunity to let someone know that you care about them with a card or gift.
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Valentine’s cards to print
I’ve made some Valentine’s cards to print, that you can use for friends or for loved ones. They are not overly soppy or sentimental and they have the perfect amount of white space to write a personal note.
Write a note card to show appreciation for someone with these love note cards. Valentine’s cards to print right on your home printer. You can either print them onto card or paper and then trim and mount them onto a card.
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Valentine’s gift ideas
Willow love heart
This willow heart can be made as a decoration or as a gift. It can be personalised with or without the rosebuds.
You will need:
- Five willow branches. They need to be damp and ready for bending. You can either cut some willow branches or source them from willow weaving suppliers.
- dried rosebuds,
- 1m ribbon,
- glue gun
Take four willow branches, warm them by running your hands along them, bending them slightly as you go.
Hold four branches together with the thicker ends grouped together. Place the remaining branch in the opposite direction. Leave about 15cm from the narrow ends of the four branches free from overlap to the single branch.
Wind the single branch around the other four, and wind it over the end of itself to cover the bottom end. This creates the central part of your heart. Make a loop with the single branch, around the group and pass the end of the branch through to knot.
Warm the four branches again with your hand bending along them.
Separate the branches into two groups of two and bend each side around to the bottom to create your heart. Leave a long amount, approximately 25 cm, overlapping at the bottom.
Using one of the branches wind it around the group at the bottom, going down to the bottom of the heart. Make a loop with this branch and pass the end through and tighten to knot and hold.
Trim off all your ends.
Using a glue gun, glue the bottoms of the rosebuds to the willow. You may find that it is easier to glue the buds so that they stick between two willow branches. Decide where you are going to put them and where you are going to tie your ribbon on for hanging.
Tie a length of ribbon around the heart either on the side or in the middle. Then knot the ribbon ends together to create a loop for hanging.
Hang the heart on the wall with the ribbon loop.
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Padded Love heart bunting
This is perfect for a Valentines garland but also would look beautiful in a girl’s bedroom. How lovely would it be to make it from old dresses your little girl had grown out of?
Here is what you will need:
- A heart template (you could use a cookie cutter or just draw one on paper),
- 5 different fabrics,
- 5 buttons,
- length of twine,
- pinking shears,
- embroidery thread and needle,
- toy stuffing.
To make your hearts string:
- Choose your fabrics. Pin your heart template to two pieces of fabric and cut around the template with pinking shears. Repeat to make fronts and backs of 4 more hearts.
- Take two hearts, sew around the heart about 5mm in from the edges with a running stitch. Leave a gap for the stuffing.
- Stuff the heart with a small amount of stuffing. Finish up the stitching around the heart. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the other 4 hearts.
- Take about 10cm of ribbon, and sew it in a loop to the top of each heart. Sew on a button in front of the loop for decoration.
- Hang your hearts on a length of ribbon or twine. Tie or hang from a shelf or mantel to adorn and admire your handiwork!
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