10 DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for those who are creative, here are some amazing DIY projects or recipes to try and make for your loved ones!

1. Strawberry Almond Steamer – Happy Valentines Day: Warm up your loved one’s heart with this cup of healthy strawberry and almond steamer.

Strawberry Almond Steamer – Happy Valentines Day

(via Alkaline Sisters)

2. Free Kids Valentine Card Printable: A really cute printable to show how much you love someone, which you can stick a pencil or straw inside!

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(Via Muffin Grayson)

3. Valentine’s Day Photo Party Poppers: These are so clever, you open them and bam, photos come flying out!

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(via Flax and Twine)

4. DIY Heart Shaped Tea Bags For Valentine’s Day: What a brilliant idea to make love heart tea bags, and have red tea inside!

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5. DIY Valentine Planters with a Free Printable: This one is so unique, give your loved ones a cactus to show just how succulent they are.

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(via Vitamini Handmade)

6. DIY Love Mug for Valentine’s Day: A really easy mug design that anyone can do with a couple of colours.

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(via At the Picket Fence)

7. Ginger Cookies with Pink Frosting: Amazingly healthy raw cookies to enjoy on this special day!

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(via This Rawsome Vegan Life)

8. WhipperBerry’s Printable Heart Attack: Hearts in a jar is a really brilliant gift for someone you love!

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(via Whipperberry)

9. Valentine Mason Jar Craft: Another really brilliant jar project, a tree of hearts.

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(via Uncommon Designs Online)

10. You’re exSTRAW Special easy printable Valentine’s Day card: Show the person you love that they’re extraw special! You’ll need to buy some heart straws though.

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(via It’s Always Autumn)

So which ones will you be making for your loved ones? Don’t forget, they don’t have to be for your partner, they’re really great gift ideas for anyone you love! Have fun making them and let me know how you go.

Hope you enjoyed these ideas, and if you know any you love, feel free to post the links!

Inspirational Jar Quotes Printable

I’ve been working on something really fun lately, inspirational quotes in this printable paper.

Inspirational Jar Quotes Printable

If you know me well, you know how much I love things that inspire me. I love reading things that make me think, or things that changes my life for the better. I always wanted to share these with others, and what better way than an inspirational jar DIY!

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Instructions for Creating the Jars

Print these out on high quality paper.

Cut out the quotes into little strips. You may want to cut out the white short quotes (they are for decorating but also can be used for the jar). Roll them up and place them inside the jar.

Decorate the jar with ribbons, paper and such.

Use it yourself or give it to someone as a present to inspire them!

You may wish to cut out the black and white ribbon with the short message (such as “Love yourself”) and use it as a decoration on the outside of the jar along with some ribbons and coloured paper/tape.

5 DIY Beautiful Paper Flower Tutorials

Whether it’s for a wedding, home decor or other purposes, we all love flowers, but hate the fact that real flowers die so easily, right? Paper flowers are so perfect as they last, and look real.

1. Crepe and Watercolor Flower Tutorial: These soft pink flowers will make your home feel so very beautiful. They are the closest things to real flowers, compared to the plastic ones you buy in the stores.

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(via Craftberry Bush)

2. DIY Ombre Plum Blossoms from Paper to Petal: A lush purple colour, these flowers would totally spark up anywhere it stays. The tutorial shares how to make this, as well as the petal templates. Please head over to find out out to make it!

DIY Ombre Plum Blossoms from Paper to Petal

(via Design Sponge)

3. Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand: Wow, so many different colours and styles, they are vibrant and will stand out looking sunny and bright! Gotta buy the book though.

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(via Thuss and Farrell)

4. How to Make Super realistic Paper Roses: If you wanted to make roses that look real, here’s a brilliant tutorial that will help you achieve that goal.

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(via We Lived Happily Ever After)

5. DIY Watercolor Paper Lily: This is a really great and detailed tutorial for making lilies, they are pretty big and make great gift box decorations.

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(via Elli)

No matter what the occasion, paper flowers really make things look pretty! I personally prefer paper flowers compared to plastic, as it looks much more real. Please experiment with the tutorials I’ve listed and let me know how it goes! I am also eager to make my first paper flower!

Make Vegetable Broth from Kitchen Scraps

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What you can use: Sweet potato skin, potato skin, any peeled vegetable skin, leftover carrots, zucchini, onion, mushroom, celery, cabbage stalks, cauliflower/broccoflower leaves.

Directions: Chop everything in smaller pieces and fill a huge pot with water. Bring it to a boil, then turn it to medium low (3-4) and gently simmer for two or three hours.

Yesterday, I made a huge batch of fries and because I peeled the skin off, I had almost a big bowl of potato and sweet potato skin. I also wanted to make something with vegetable broth today and found that I have none, so what perfect way to use up those scraps than to make it into a broth?

I then went scrounging around the kitchen for more things as I thought vegetable broth always tasted better with a variety. I found some old, half onions that I had left in the fridge for a while which I had forgotten, half a giant carrot that was also left from everything, so I put those in.

Then I had another idea, you can totally cut the stalks from cabbage (which you usually wouldn’t eat) and the giant hard leaves and stalks from cauliflower/broccoflower, as most times we throw those away as well. So there I go, cutting those up.

Now, I’ve boiled a giant batch of broth from nothing but stuff I would probably have thrown away (or forgot about). What a brilliant way to not waste food. If you have leftovers, I totally recommend that you try doing that.

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How to make Herb Infused Oils

I love the idea of herb infused oils as it just seem to make the food have that extra special taste. Here is how you can make it.

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What you will need:

A glass bottle
Herbs of choice (I used Tarragon, mint, basil, rosemary and sage)
Oil of choice (I used extra virgin olive oil)

Instructions

Stick the sprigs of herbs in a clean, glass bottle.

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Pour the oil in and you’re literally done!

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