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!
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.
- Bamboo skewers
- Glitter card stock (or any card stock)
- Hot glue gun
- Donut holes or other treats
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.
Cut your bamboo skewers to approximately 6 inches long
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.
And 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?
Tell me, what tasty treats would cupid put on your arrows?
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.
See you there, and see you back here tomorrow for another simple and cute Valentine’s Day DIY.
I’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.