Tag Archive for valentines crafts

DIY | Conversation Heart Drink Stirrers

DIY conversation heart drink stirrers | Squirrelly Minds
Last minute Valentine’s DIY for you! And it’s little cost and time for a super fun impact for your valentine’s party drinks or special dinner for two. Dress up a bamboo skewer with conversation hearts to create this cute drink stirrer.
DIY conversation heart drink stirrers | Squirrelly Minds


  • Bamboo skewers
  • Conversation hearts
  • Hot glue


DIY conversation heart drink stirrers | Squirrelly Minds1 Trim your bamboo skewers to 4 inches above the rim when inserted in your drinking glass.
2 Place a large dab of hot glue on the back of your conversation heart.
3 Press the bamboo skewer against the centre of the heart on the hot glue. Hold firmly until it dries, careful not to let the skewer slip out of place.
4 Repeat with another conversation heart on the other side of the bamboo skewer, again holding the skewer against the hot glue until it dries.
DIY conversation heart drink stirrers | Squirrelly Minds
Sure, conversation hearts are supposed to be candy, but they’re pretty much inedible. You might as well slap some hot glue on there and make some use out of them. Plus, you can put certain hearts together to create fun messages like “One Kiss Baby Doll Just 4-U” or “Love me Oh boy U-R mine”.
DIY conversation heart drink stirrers | Squirrelly Minds

What message will you create?

Pssst, don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the 14 days of Love giveaway!

The Friday Five – Valentine’s Day

The Friday Five - Valentine's Day on Squirrelly Minds

Cookie valentine from Celebrating Every Day Life / DIY cement valentines from Lovely Indeed / Photo party poppers from Flax & Twine / Valentine’s day wrapping ideas from The House That Lars Built / Glazed mini ring doughnuts from Maison Cupcake

One more week until love day!
I’m loving all the projects popping up around the blog world the last few weeks. I must say Valentine’s is one of my favourite DIY times of year. It’s right up there with Christmas. Sadly I never get to do as many of the projects as I would like, but that’s what next year is for right?

In case the above fantastic five aren’t enough for you, here are some Valentine’s DIY’s and treats that have been cooking around here on Squirrelly Minds:

And here are a few from last year:

Now, that should keep you busy from now until February 14th!
And don’t forget that the 14 days of love giveaways are still running!

Have a wonderful weekend!

DIY | Cupid’s donut hole arrows

Cupid's donut hole arrows DIY from Squirrelly Minds
Fancy a cute little treat for an upcoming valentine’s day party? Why not make a few of cupid’s arrows, complete with donut holes?
(Or as I like to call them being a Canadian, timbits…and these are in fact timbits).
This cute and simple DIY is a great way to spruce up a yummy treat for this Valentine’s day. And it doesn’t have to be donut holes. You could use mini donuts, fruit, or even veggies. But let’s admit it…anything donut related is way more fun.
Cupid's donut hole arrows DIY from Squirrelly Minds


  • Bamboo skewers
  • Glitter card stock (or any card stock)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Donut holes or other treats


Cupid's donut hole arrows DIY from Squirrelly Minds1 Cut your bamboo skewers to approximately 6 inches long
2 Create a template for an arrowhead and tail (example here) with heavy card stock. Trace the templates on the back of your glitter card stock, or any other card stock you choose. Trace 2 tails and two heads per skewer.
3 Carefully cut each shape.
4 Start with the arrow tails. Line a bead of hot glue on one side of your arrow tail and press together to another matching piece, glitter side facing outward. Make sure the two arrow tails line up evenly before the glue sets. Place the end of the bamboo skewer directly in the centre of the two pieces of card stock. Line another bead of hot glue inside the card stock, beside the skewer, and press firmly together until the glue sets.
5 Place your donut holes on the skewer. I put three on each one but you can choose to use more per arrow.
6 Follow step 4 again but with the arrowheads instead. When it’s time to glue them together, place the opposite end of the skewer in the centre of the arrowheads and glue together.
Cupid's donut hole arrows DIY from Squirrelly MindsAnd there you have it! A fun and easy way to make it look like cupid left tasty treats at your Valentine’s party. Donut you want to party with cupid’s donut hole arrows?Cupid's donut hole arrows DIY from Squirrelly MindsCupid's donut hole arrows DIY from Squirrelly Minds

Tell me, what tasty treats would cupid put on your arrows?

DIY | Valentine’s Day Stamps

DIY Valentine's Day Stamps on Squirrelly Minds
I’m always looking for personal touches to spiff up gift wrapping, such as these pom pom gift bags or this polka dot wrapping paper. But perhaps one of the best and most fun ways to personalize wrapping paper, gift bags or cards is by making your own stamps.

It’s super easy, a ton of fun, and a great craft for both adults and kids.

DIY Valentine's Day Stamps on Squirrelly MindsI’m over at Used Everywhere showing you how to turn foam, wood, and glue into your very own stamp for gift wrap stamping fun! You could also use this stamp to create your kids’ valentines this year.
See you there, and see you back here tomorrow for another simple and cute Valentine’s Day DIY.

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