Final-Minute DIY Valentines That Make A Massive Effect

Content Valentine’s Day, Decoist Readers! We wish you a day filled with adore–love for family members, really like for cherished buddies, and really like for that unique somebody. Looking for some last-minute DIY valentine suggestions? Not only are right now’s featured tasks a fantastic way to say “I enjoy you” (considerably like a unique Valentine’s Day card), they can even double as little gifts…

DIY valentines

Kate right here, and I’ve put with each other 3 final-minute DIY valentines for you to assemble. Not only will I manual you via the measures I utilized to develop these projects, at the end of every area I’ll also give you a shortcut version that you can generate with daily products. Simply because even when you’re pressed for time, it’s the considered that counts! Read through on for much more details:

Champagne Flute Valentine

We commence with this champagne flute valentine, which sends a festive message of enjoy. Right here are the supplies you’ll want…

  • champagne flute (plastic or glass)
  • metallic shred
  • one gummy heart candy
  • paper and a pen to compose a specific message for your Valentine
Glitzy DIY valentine

Glitzy DIY valentine

Step 1: Select your champagne flute. I used a teal plastic flute that was left more than from this New Year’s Eve celebration photo shoot. If you’re producing a group of these specific valentines, consider buying a pack of plastic champagne glasses from your regional celebration store. If you’re crafting only 1 or 2, it may possibly be cheaper to acquire individual glass flutes.

Champagne flute valentine

Champagne flute valentine

Step 2: Fill the glass with metallic shred. I often have a pack of metallic shred on hand. It’s an instantaneous way to include glitz to a festive centerpiece or jazz up your party table. You could also decide to fill the glass with edible treats rather than metallic strips!

Step 3: Garnish the glass with a gummy heart candy. This special touch provides your valentine a sweet deal with to enjoy.

A Valentine's Day message

A Valentine’s Day message

Step 4: Write a thoughtful note for your Valentine. You may determine to attach your message to the stem of the glass with a ribbon. My preferred message for this task: “You make each and every day a unique event.”

Straightforward SHORTCUT: If a trip to the craft store isn’t in the cards these days, don’t worry. You can throw this valentine with each other in no time! Fill your champagne flute with any festive materials you have on hand, such as curled gift ribbon. No candy? “Garnish” your glass with a paper heart. If your Valentine takes place to live in your property, you can use a glass champagne flute from your pantry–you know it will be returned!

Valentine’s Day Arrow

I’ve been so inspired by all of the DIY valentine arrows that have hit the blogosphere this 12 months! I’ve adapted my Valentine’s Day arrow task (proven below) from this incredible DIY via Curbly.

Valentine's Day arrow craft

Valentine’s Day arrow craft

 Here are the supplies you will need to have:

  • a bamboo skewer
  • washi tape
  • a single feather
  • a paint pen in the color of your option
  • scissors
  • glue 
Gather your supplies

Gather your supplies

Phase one: Use a paint pen to decorate sections of your skewer. For a specific touch, use far more than one particular paint pen/colour.

Paint pen crafting

Paint pen crafting

Stage 2: Use washi tape to attach your feather to 1 finish of the skewer. If your feather doesn’t have a prominent quill, minimize away some of the feathery bulk near the bottom. A clean quill is much less difficult to wrap/attach to the skewer than a fuzzy one particular.

Wrapping the feather

Attach the feather

Phase 3: Wrap the washi tape close to the skewer in colorful sections. If you have far more than one particular roll of tape, and the rolls are different widths, you can even layer the tape. A useful hint: use a dab of glue or a swipe of the glue stick to aid safe the end of every piece of tape–washi tape likes to unravel itself!

Washi tape embellishes the arrow

Washi tape embellishes the arrow

Phase 4: Produce a heart-shaped arrowhead for the tip. Really feel cost-free to use paper for your arrowhead. I actually utilized washi tape! I began by doubling, then tripling the tape at the end of the skewer so it formed a flat surface (as proven below). I made confident there was a minor opening for the skewer, then eliminated the tape. I then minimize a heart from the flattened tape and re-inserted the skewer. Again, a dab of glue is useful in attaching the “arrowhead.”

Preparing the arrowhead

Preparing the arrowhead

I’ve made numerous of these Valentine’s Day arrows to give as gifts this 12 months, and the recipients loved their colorful mementos! Skewers are smaller than dowels (which are often utilised for this project), and the consequence is a mini-arrow that makes a big statement.

Valentine's Day arrow

Valentine’s Day arrow

Simple SHORTCUT: No skewer? Embellish a pencil. If you have a skewer or a dowel on hand, you can use markers to include shade in lieu of paint pens. No feather? Craft one particular out of washi tape. No tape? Use paper to develop a feather and an arrowhead. The shortcut choices are countless…

Marble Heart Valentine

Our ultimate featured DIY project celebrates the existing marble revival. The look is exciting, sleek…and a minor bit ’80s! Here are the supplies you will need to have:

  • marble-patterned scrapbook or contact paper
  • a heart-shaped frame
  • glitter
  • glue
  • a pen or pencil for tracing
Marble glitter valentine

Marble glitter valentine

Stage one: Get rid of the glass, plastic or paper insert from the frame of your option. Use it as a stencil to trace and cut out the shape–likely a heart–onto your marble-patterned paper. Any marble-patterned paper will do. I had some leftover make contact with paper from yet another DIY task, and it did the trick! The frame is from IKEA.

Step 2: Paint or dab a heart design of glue onto the paper. Sprinkle with glitter, then shake off the excess sparkles. I utilised ultra-fine glitter for a far more defined appear.

Marble and glitter

Marble and glitter

Stage 3: Wait for the glue to dry, then insert your valentine back into the frame. If the glue isn’t dry, the design and style will become smudged.

Simple SHORTCUT: Use a piece of construction paper and embellish it with a glitter heart. Framing is optional. This task is not about the exact supplies. It’s about creating a glittering focal stage that catches the eye!

Have a dreamy Valentine's Day

Have a dreamy Valentine’s Day

We at Decoist want you the Happiest of Valentine’s Days. Allow the folks you care about know they are cherished. And whether or not you have romance in your daily life at this time or not, do something wonderful for by yourself. There’s no rule saying that a single of these valentines can’t be for you!

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