One of my favorite Valentines Day past times comes from when I was just a wee one. Back when kids were nice to each other and before they had time to form prejudices and unjust anger towards each other. I loved going to the store and picking out the pack of Valentines Day cards I’d be handing out to my classmates. Robots with hearts, Scooby Doo or maybe Bugs Bunny.
Now that I’m grown there’s only a few people that get cards from me, so I like to make sure they’re extra special. As always my favorite place to find these special cards is Etsy.
:: Box of Chocolate Pugs Card :: Narwhal Poke Card :
: Valentine Decoder Card :: Otter Love Card :
My personal favorite, I Hate Everyone But You card. It says oh so much with just a few little words.
You have a little more than one week to make sure you find that special someone(s) something great for Valentines Day. Buying handmade and local is a great way to support those artists that work hard for their craft.
I’ve always believed one of the most universal gifts to give is a candle. Whether it be a tea light candle, a scented candle, or even a candle holder. You’d be really hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy some form of a candle. Even those that don’t like a scented candle, there’s so many options out there! I especially love all the candle holders!
:: forest green soy candle :: red ball candle ::
:: beeswax owl candle :: cinnamon and clove soy candle ::
If you aren’t looking for a candle, there are some great candle holder, votive holder, and even DIY projects out there. Buy a pack of tea light candles from somewhere like Ikea (I STILL have a bag full of them after my most recent purchased that was 2 years ago!) and you can come up with a dozen great ideas for them.
:: geometric wood candle holders :: rustic candle holders ::
:: ceramic candle holder :: hanging jar candle holder ::
See, so many fantastic candles and candle holders out there! I, of course, am a firm believer in making things yourself. It adds that special touch to all gifts, and lets you get a bit creative. One of my favorite DIY projects I’ve found lately is for a porcelain holiday tree candle holder. It’s just too cute not to share!
DIY Porcelain Holiday Tree Lights
This DIY only really requires several materials and supplies, surprisingly simple for such an amazing piece. I love the inspiration for it. I so very often go into Target and look through their home section just to leave disappointed. I can never bring myself to spend so much money on items I could make at home. Except maybe the bar cart lately, I should talk myself into buying that.. and some of their cute linens… and shoes.. Ok. I just love Target.
But back to the DIY. I’m hoping to create something so very similiar as a Christmas gift this year.
See, how can you not love the idea of giving a candle gift set to someone! It’s so versatile and there’s just a million options out there.
Filed under crafts, DIY, holiday