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DIY Valentine's Day Ideas

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

DIY Valentine's Day crafts and cocktail

Love is in the air during the month of February. Not just because of Valentine’s Day, but it kicks off the thought of spring being just around the corner.  I love celebrating and enjoy sharing how to DIY your Valentine’s Day. Creating all the yummy treats, cocktails, and decorations is fun and easy, and great to share with the ones you love.

The History of Valentine’s Day

Did you know that Valentine’s Day was created in 496 A.D.? It began when Pop Gelasius I established a feast day to honor the martyr date of Saint Valentine of Rome. By the Middle Ages, the modern traditions of Valentine’s Day – Love, poetry, and gifts – were already in place.

Nowadays, Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world. Cards, candy, and flowers are bought by the thousands, maybe millions. Though, I will take a handmade Valentine gift over a store-bought any day.

Valentine’s Day Banner Valentine’s Day Banner

This DIY Valentine’s Day project is perfect to hang from your fireplace, or as a wall decoration in your home.

Items Needed

  • Wood Banner Squares
  • Deco Art Paint – Red, Pink, Brown, Antique Medium
  • Sponge Brush
  • Twine
  • Stencils

Directions

  1. Mix one part of brown paint with one part antiquing medium.
  2. Paint 19 wood banner squares with the paint mixture, as if you are staining it.
  3. Using the stencils, paint the letters V A L E N T I N E S D A Y on each card.
  4. Next, paint hearts on 7 wood banner squares.
  5. Let everything completely dry.
  6. Hang the signs using the twine.

Valentine’s Day Char-treat-erie Board Valentine’s Day Charcuterie

Charcuterie boards are so fun to create. I have been making them for every holiday, and this Valentine’s Day board is perfect to give as a gift or enjoy yourself.

Items Needed

  • Every Kind Of Valentine’s Day Candy You Love
  • A Round or Square Charcuterie Board
  • Fun Swirl Cookies
  • Wafer Cookies
  • Pretzels
  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Peanut Butter

Directions

  1. Put the 2 frostings and the peanut butter in small bowels to place on the board.
  2. Start laying the candy in the middle of the board, larger to smaller.
  3. Add all the cookies and other candy around the board as it fits.

Valentine’s Day Moscow Mule Cocktail Valentines Day Moscow Mule Cocktail

Who doesn’t love a Moscow Mule? Well, this Valentine’s Day Moscow Mule has a yummy twist to it, and it’s easy to create and goes perfectly with the charcuterie board. You can make it as sweet or as tart as you would like.

Items Needed

  • 2 oz Enchanted Rock Vodka
  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • 4 oz Ginger Beer
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Sliced Limes
  • Valentine’s Day candy (Conversation Candy Hearts)
  • Sugar
  • Crushed Ice

 Directions

  1. In a tall glass, mix the vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, and crushed ice.
  2. Add grenadine to the top of the cocktail.
  3. Dry the strawberries off and dip them in sugar.
  4. Add the strawberries and a lime wheel to the top of the cocktail.
  5. Place a few conversation hearts on top.

Valentine’s Day Wall Decorations Valentine's Day Wall Decorations

Create as many of these beautiful and easy-to-make Valentine’s Day Wall Decorations as you want. You can create them on thin canvas board or regular-sized canvases.

Items Needed

  • 8 1/2 x 11 Inch Canvas Boards
  • Decoupage
  • Glitter
  • Sponge Brush
  • Heart Doily
  • Marker
  • Paper Plate

Directions

  1. Trace a heart on the canvas board.
  2. Using the decoupage, paint inside the heart, filling small portions at a time.
  3. Sprinkle the glitter on the painted area of the heart (do this process over a paper plate so you can gather the glitter and reuse it).
  4. Continue this process until the whole heart is filled in with glitter.

Find more crafts from Adeina at Creative Lifestyles With Adeina.

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Valentine’s Day Etiquette & Gifts

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