Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's DIY projects

One week left to February the 14th! 
Time to share a few DIY projects while eating the most delicious 
brownie cupcake! : )

 I'm not usually so much into Valentine's Day, even if  I'm actually a pretty romantic person. Just don't feel completely comfortable with the idea of celebrating love on a specific date.
Still, I do believe we should never miss a chance to say "I love you", and what a better way to do that than a little handmade gift?

I decided to select a few simple tutorials that could actually be useful to treat a boyfriend or husband. That's why I mainly focused on food, tea and - in general- male-friendly projects  ; )

Hope you have fun!

1) Personalized cupcakes: one of the most classic and easy Valentine's project. Just a decor a few toothpicks with paper, felt or cardboard.. I used a very simple pink flag, but here's a few more inspiration pics

(source: The Knotty Bride, here's the full tutorial )

(source: Papernstitch blog, tutorial here )

2) Home-baked cookies, what else? : )

Even better if they're heart-shaped, like these ones from Wedding Chicks..

..and stored in a super cute hand decorated box (instructions from Pretty Fluffy)

3) Macarons: luckily enough, you don't need to be a fashion blogger to like them, and moreover guys seem to appreciate them a lot!  ; ) A bit laborious, but the final effect will be just great!

( but if you're really in a hurry, you can always go for the delicious Florentines from Attic24, one of my favourite winter recipes ever! :D)

4) Teabags: another super quick Valentine's evergreen. Just pick your love's fav tea or herbs, and add a few romantic tags 

(image from Favim.com)

And you can pair them with these easy, cute washable mugs from How about Orange (tutorial here). Smart, cheap and eco friendly!  : )

5) Home and design: how not to fall in love with these lovely Iron-on pillow cases (tutorial and free printables from Creature Comforts)

6) A cute gift card. There's really plenty of gorgeous handmade cards and tutorial out there, so it was hard to choose. I finally decided to share this super simple project from the talented Oana Befort

I really hope you will find this helpful!  : )

One last note, many thanks to the sweet Janee from Yellow Bird for featuring my Love Tale Treasury on her blog!  : ) 


  1. Che carini!!!!mi sento ispirata:-)

  2. Grazie Ilaria! :) ho optato per idee molto semplici, adatte anche ad un pensierino dell'ultimo minuto ;)

  3. Thank you for all the great ideas :)
    Hugs Maria

  4. Bellissime idee!Quella della lampadina è fantastica! ;)

  5. Macarons! Yum! And those red heart ones are so cute. Thanks for sharing all those brilliant ideas.

  6. ¡Cuantas ideas! Pero esos macarons en forma de corazón...¡son fantasticos! Un abrazo. Maria

  7. Thanks for sharing my post! Love the other ideas you linked, too!

  8. this is a beautiful information that you have shared with us , thanks ! :)
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  9. this is a beautiful information that you have shared with us , thanks ! :)
    mug printing
    personalised mugs