I know, I know... Valentine's Day is tomorrow! And wouldn't it have been nice if I had posted this lovely DIY round-up a few days earlier? Well, yes. But, as usual, I've procrastinated and the holiday has snuck up on me.
In any case, with determination, there's still time to whip up at least one of these DIYs to show a loved one how much you care.
Here's what you need to know about each one:
This paper wreath is a modern, handmade take on Valentine's Day flowers via Oh Happy Day!.
For a smaller — but no less beautiful — gift, you could also make a single flower with a leaf or two attached. This could be fastened to a card or larger gift. Your valentine could even wear it as a broach or in her hair!
This DIY is so impressive that it looks store-bought — without sacrificing any handmade charm, of course. It's also via Oh Happy Day! — although by guest blogger Mandi Johnson of Making Nice in the Midwest.
The concrete letters are cast in either store-bought or handmade cardboard letters. The result is breathtaking, but this project does involve a bit of work. While it probably can't be completed before Valentine's Day at this point, it doesn't have to wait until next year! Concrete candle holders work any time of year — even ones shaped like Xs and Os!
When I saw the photo of these donuts via A Beautiful Mess, I thought, "These are gorgeous! But, I bet donuts are super hard to make." Luckily, I stuck around long enough to read the recipe because they're actually made from canned biscuits and are, therefore, much easier to make than I originally imagined! The star of this recipe is the chocolate glaze which is made with red wine — very romantic ...and *yum*! Also, you gotta love those sprinkles!
Also, if you haven't heard of Stocksy.com yet, you should definitely go check it out! My boss actually introduced me to it just the other day and I'm sad I didn't know about it before. They have the most beautiful collection of stock photos I've seen yet! The photos look like real photography — not whatever it is that has overrun most stock photography sites. In fact, browsing the site reminds me of looking through a beautifully curated Pinterest board.