Valentine's Day is the most romantic holiday of the year, so on the eve of this day, lovers strive to find the most beautiful, tender and pleasant gift for the second half.
Original Gift Ideas
Finding a gift for February 14 is not an easy task for everyone. In addition to traditional jewelry, electronics, perfumes, cosmetics and pleasant things, it is customary to give flowers and sweets. However, instead of colors or in addition to them, you can make different crafts that you can do in advance with your own hands.
The most successful ideas:
- Photo Collage You can insert into it the most pleasant and romantic pictures with the second half, complementing them with declarations of love and various decorative elements. Photo collage can be inserted into the frame or just hang on the wall.
- Valentines. The easiest option, how to make crafts on Valentine's Day, are valentines. They can be paper, cardboard, felt, natural and scrap materials. The main components of such valentines are pleasant words on the back.
- Romantic calendar. Great idea for a gift, which is to make a calendar for the whole next year. It may contain photos, pleasant words and warm greetings. Important dates in a relationship, such as the day of dating and wedding, must be highlighted in red. It can be a date calendar with original ideas, how to have fun and have a good time together.
- Decoupage mugs, tea houses, caskets. For this you can use a variety of materials and technology. A little time and imagination will allow you to make an original thing as a gift for your second half.
- Gift boxes. For those who are not sure that they make beautiful crafts on February 14, it is recommended to buy a ready-made gift, and make yourself only a box, a bundle or a small envelope for a gift.
- Flowers Unusual flowers can be made from ordinary cardboard, fabric or colored paper, which will be an excellent alternative to vibrant colors, but they will be pleasing to the eye for a very long time.
All the listed crafts on February 14 make easy. Different techniques and materials can be used. It is extremely important that even small parts of crafts are carefully thought out, because the advantage of making a gift with your own hands is the ability to put your soul and love into it.
One of the most successful paper crafts on February 14 is a holiday card, which will contain tender, beautiful and romantic words of love. For its manufacture will require the following materials and tools:
- thick cardboard;
- color paper;
- various decorative items.
The basis of the postcard is a thick cardboard or sheet of drawing paper. Its size can be arbitrary. On a white base, you need to stick another color base so that the edge of the frame is peeking. In this case, you can use red paper. After that, you need to cut out the silhouette of a tree from brown cardboard and stick it on a postcard.
We cut small hearts out of pink paper, and slightly larger ones out of white paper. You also need to cut a few dozen very small hearts. In this case, it is better to use pink paper. To facilitate the work of small hearts can be made using a special figured punch.
The traditional hand-made article on February 14 is Valentine. It can be made of various materials using simple and complex finishing techniques. An excellent option, as it is very easy to make an original Valentine, is the use of crafted cardboard. This option will be a great solution for those who do not own complex technicians, but at the same time want to make the second half a beautiful hack on February 14 with their own hands.
Soaring Hearts Box
If you want to make an original hack of your beloved boyfriend or the most wonderful girl, pay attention to the box with soaring hearts. Such a box can be both a basic gift and an unusual gift package.
For the manufacture of crafts will need:
- big enough box;
- colored or wrapping paper;
- huge bow;
- air balloons;
It is necessary to paste over the box in advance with wrapping or bright colored paper, as well as decorate it with hearts or other romantic symbols of the holiday. Before the holiday it is necessary to inflate helium with pink, white and red balloons in such quantity that they fit into the box. We tie them with ribbons to the bottom of the box, and close it. From above you should tie a big bow and you can give. If you put a small box with a decoration, a new phone or laptop on the bottom of the box, then such an article will be not only a great surprise, but also an excellent gift packaging option.
Original crafts on February 14 can be made from dough.
An excellent option crafts from salt dough for Valentine's Day will be a candlestick, which can be used as a decoration as well as a gift.
For the manufacture of a candlestick will need:
- various decorative items.
First you need to cook salted dough. To do this, mix a glass of flour, half a glass of salt, two teaspoons of PVA glue and 50 ml of water. Knead the dough thoroughly. In finished form, it should be soft and plastic, and not stick to hands. The dough can be used immediately after cooking or after a certain time. In the second case, it must be stored in the refrigerator.
To create volumetric parts of the crafts you need to add red gouache to the dough part. Roll out the dough to make a volumetric heart, which will become the basis of crafts. In the center it is necessary to make a recess and insert a candle into it.
Then decorate the candlestick with roses from salt dough, making the middle and flower petals. You also need to make leaves. When all the details are ready, you can proceed to coloring. The product should be completely dry, then with a brush should paint the details with ordinary gouache. To simplify your task, you can pre-divide the dough into pieces and add paint to them. Then the finished product will not need coloring.
The finished candlestick must be varnished, decorated with sparkles and other decorative elements.
Felt garlands for home decoration
Crafts made of felt on February 14 can be made as a gift and home decoration. An excellent choice of felt decorations for Valentine's Day is a heart garland. For the manufacture of garlands need:
- felt red, white and pink;
- synthetic winterizer;
First you need to cut a pair of number of hearts-blanks of colored felt. For this it is better to use a cardboard blank. After that you should sew the halves so that there is a small space left through which the hearts need to be padded with padding polyester. Sew completely. Decorate with buttons and other decorative elements.
Making interesting and unusual handicrafts will bring joy not only to those who receive them, but also to the master, because you can put your love and warm feelings into such a gift by February 14. Crafts made of wood, threads, beads, scrap materials, as well as delicious gifts based on sweets and champagne will also be an excellent option for a gift.