Today is February 1st which means I can finally go full force into Valentine’s Day. Next to Christmas, this is my favorite holiday to DIY for because everything is pink, red, and covered in hearts. Plus, the world is in desperate need of some extra love right now, so why not start with some crafts?
This project is so easy it’s ridiculous. Like, you couldn’t even mess it up after a bottle or two of wine (not that I’m speaking from experience or anything). Here’s how:
Guys, Valentine’s Day is this weekend. Can you believe it? February is just flying by! If you’re still looking for that perfect card for your sweetie, don’t worry because the internet has you covered with several free options. If you have a printer, then you can sweep your Valentine off their feet without even leaving the house or spending a dime. Now that’s my idea of romance!
And if you’re looking for even more printable Valentine’s, here are the ten I rounded up last year.
Since I’m sure we’re all dealing with a Super Bowl hangover (aka a junk food headache/Beyoncé withdrawal), we’ll keep today’s project easy and simple! With just a few minutes and an iron, you can make some pretty glamorous treat bags for all your Valentines. No mess, fuss or special skills required. Here’s how you can whip up a set in no time at all:
I found these iron on applique hearts on Etsy, but you could easily make your own with fusible web.
Lay your heart sequin side down and position the treat bag over it. Hold iron in place (will be on the back of the bag instead of on top of the heart) for 15 seconds. Let cool, fill with goodies, and you’re all done, just like that.
The great part about these bags is that they’re completely reusable and gift wise, almost just as good as the treats you’ll put inside!
I’m curious to know, because I didn’t even think about this until almost chipping a tooth, but there’s much debate around this: candy hearts, love em or hate em?
If you’re looking to make your Valentine a sweet treat, what says I love you more than edible gold foil?! These melted chocolates are possibly the easiest dessert you can whip up and they’re equal parts delicious and fun. Here’s how:
You can buy any color of candy melts you want, same goes for the shape of the mold. I found both of mine at my local party store, but Michaels and Amazon have a pretty decent selection. A heart shaped mold would be super cute for Valentine’s Day, and well, everyday if we’re being honest.
Make sure all of your utensils are dry before beginning. Water causes the chocolate coating to harden and steak. You can either melt your chocolates in the microwave (stirring every 30 seconds until melted) or with the double boiler method on the stove.
Once your chocolate is melted, pour into your mold. It helps to run the back of a knife across the top to smooth the bottom of your candy out. Tap the mold on a hard surface to get rid of any air bubbles (important step!) and then set in the freezer for 10 minutes. Your chocolates should pop right out once you remove them from the freezer!
To complete, apply gold foil to your chocolates by placing the sheet on the surface and smoothing with your finger. Easy as that! Store at room temperature (don’t put back in the fridge) and keep away from heat and light.