DIY Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s easy to get mixed up in the commercial side of the holiday – hearts filled with chocolates, little stuffed animals….

I, however, am all about fun & creative gifts to help me show my love and appreciation towards my sweetie.  In fact, my husband and I have decided (ok, ok…it really was all me) that our 2010 V-day must have a homemade element incorporated into each part of the celebration – and must be economical!  Here’s what I’ve put together so far.

Gift

I customized a crossword puzzle with clues about our relationship, mounted it on cardstock and stuck heart-shaped stickers around the border!  Check out: http://www.puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ – their puzzles are FREE and the whole gift took me 15 minutes.

Décor

I’m going to make a centerpiece using the unscented white floating candles I have in my closet at home, a handful of white rose heads from my favorite florist (www.FlowersByTopaz.com) and a few drops of purple food coloring in the water to spice up the table a little bit.

Decor

Dessert

Adorable Pink-Frosted Cake Pops from www.Bakerella.com – she makes it sound SO easy and they look delicious!

Bakerella

Outfit Choice

Ok, so this isn’t exactly “homemade,” but I needed something cute & cuddly to lounge around in while I’m baking.  Besides, they were on sale at www.VictoriasSecret.com, so what’s the harm?  I got the one with the heart design in the middle.

Victoria's Secret

Happy Hearts Day!

-Nicole