You don’t have to get an expensive bouquet of red roses or a heart-shaped box of chocolates to show your affection to your loved ones. Instead of shelling out money for these expected presents, you should use your creative skills to put together adorable gifts — all you will need are some craft supplies, some time and lots of yarn.
This crocheting craft is easy to do and only requires colourful yarn, stuffing and two black beads for little eyes. The website Yarnspirations will have the love bug pattern available, along with other fun crochet patterns to use for projects in the future. The website will also have most of the supplies that you need to complete the craft—you can get high quality yarn delivered to you within days after browsing through the amazing selection.
A bouquet of these flowers will be even better than red or pink roses — they won’t be as expensive as any flowers priced around Valentine’s Day and they will never wilt. Forget about temporary blooms and make a pompom bouquet instead — you will need a handful of simple supplies like yarn, scissors, twigs, ribbon and a hot glue gun. The pompoms should be made with a chunky yarn instead of a fine fiber so that they end up looking as thick and fluffy as possible. For additional details, you can paint the twigs green and add ribbon leaves to make them look like real stems.
A cup cozy is a great gift for a friend or co-worker who just can’t seem to get enough coffee in the morning. To put together your DIY cup cozy for Valentine’s Day you will need knitting needles and pink yarn—you can sew on a decorative heart made of white felt embroidered with kind messages. This practical present will make someone’s cup of coffee a little warmer and their morning a little sweeter.
Spools of Yarn
This is a simple gift that will be perfect for someone who enjoys crafty activities like knitting and crocheting. All you have to do is get some spools of yarn in holiday colours like red, pink and purple, along with crochet hooks. Then tie the spools together with ribbon, slip the hooks inside and add a fun message — try some wordplay like I’m hooked on you, I yarn for you or I need-le you to be mine. This present is great for those who find themselves too busy to knit or crochet an item, but still want to share their love of crafts.
Whether you hand these Valentine’s Day gifts to your coworkers, to your friends or to your significant other, they will be appreciated for their uniqueness. While it’s always nice to receive chocolates and roses, it will be much more impressive to receive these handcrafted gifts that come from the heart.