It is almost Valentine’s Day, the 14th of February, so tell your loved-one how much you care and send them a home-made card.
Ultimately, it is about celebrating the love and affection between intimate companions and what better way to do that than making your special partner a card.
Putting that extra little bit of effort in will show that you have really thought about your gift idea, brighten up their day and reveal that you are romantic and sentimental.
Write a special message explaining your feelings or if you are not that articulate, repeat a corny poem instead.
Words are very powerful concepts and it doesn’t have to be a long-winded essay to get across how you think; it’s the thought that counts. Just speak from the heart and reveal the passionate lover that is deep inside you!
Doing homemade projects like arts and crafts is a fantastic way to keep present giving on a low budget.
You can use coloured pens to draw a heart, or glitter, stickers and gems to really make the card sparkle; really go to town with drawing whatever you want, be as imaginative as possible!
Ulster weavers have found some really fun card ideas for you to replicate, so get your Aprons on and get creative!
I Love You
A very simply but effective card that is easy to make!
Just use glitter glue and a blank card and design till your heart’s content.
You could template the heart shape but why not just freehand it, the less perfect it looks the more personal it feels.
Make sure you wait until it dries fully before putting it in the envelope.
Tissue Paper Hearts
This is a really cute card design that doesn’t require too much time to make and is perfect for arts and crafts beginners.
It is perfect for kids to make for their mums or grandparents as it involves glue and mess.
Layer up the hearts in different shades of pink and don’t worry about being too neat!
Fabric Heart Card
Instead of drawing your Valentine’s Day card why not use different fabrics and materials?
You can trace, cut and stick pictures and images on to the card and show your loved-one how much you love them.
Alternatively, you could use a card with a heart shaped aperture and stick a square of your fabric to the back of the aperture.
Why not wear one of our fantastic fun PVC Aprons to really get yourself in the mood for Valentine’s Day?
Chambray Red Cotton Apron
Domestic Goddess PVC Apron