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2.08.2016

Valentine Crafts, Sewing Projects and more


Every year Valentine's Day rolls around and every year I have nothing planned. This year I asked around for some ideas and have a lovely round-up of projects to present to you. Consider this as my gift to you this year. Instead of searching for hours to find the perfect recipe or craft for the kids to complete, try one of these suggestions. (Affiliate links in this post are marked as such with an *. If you purchase an item using one of my affiliate links, I receive a small portion of the sale at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my blog and family!)



If you have a little one in your life, this is the perfect gift/toy to make for them. Babies are crazy about things with tags on them. This is a quick and easy project to sew several at a time in no time at all. Tutorial and free pattern available here.
I made this LOVE mini quilt a couple years ago using a fantastic tutorial from Sew Mama Sew. This was my first time working with paper piecing and I have to admit how much fun it was. I really appreciated how thorough the instructions were and how easy it was to put together. This reminds me that I need to begin another one of these soon. 
Sew a lovely new dress for a loved one. Learn how to use freezer paper to stencil on upcycled t-shirts and then sew them into a cute little dress. Also learn how to create a chenille heart. I'm in love with this idea and can't wait to try it myself! Find the pattern and full tutorial with step by step instructions and photos at Serger Pepper. (photo used with permission from Serger Pepper)
Looking to try your hand at embroidery? More specifically ribbon embroidery? This is something that I have always been fascinated by and now that I've found this wonderful step-by-step photo tutorial, I just may try it! Scroll to the bottom of the post at Joyous Home to follow the tutorial. Adorable! (photo used with permission from Joyous Home)
Here is another quick and easy hand sewing project. These would be cute decorations to add to some special treats for a teacher or for the kids to make for their friends. Try your hand at making these totally cute Mini Hearts. (photo used with permission from Lulu and Celeste)
Maybe your would prefer to bake some yummy treats for your valentine. Why not try these whole wheat valentine cupcakes? A delicious and healthy treat to bake. I love the special heart shaped pan she used! If you don't have one you can purchase a Heart Mini Muffin Pan*. Find the recipe here(photo used with permission from Joyous Home)
Here's another delicious looking sweet to make for your special someone on Valentine's Day: Sour Cream Cookies. I have a daughter who especially loves to bake, so I'm going to have her try these the next time she make sugar cut-out cookies. These look so delicious, I could probably eat them all! (photo used with permission from A Glimpse of Normal)
Don't leave out your toddlers on Valentine's Day. This dream catcher would be a fun project to do together while the little one works on some fine motor skills. I think I know a few grown up kids who would enjoy making this craft as well! Visit Hugs Are Fun for instructions and step-by-step photos. (picture used with permission of Hugs Are Fun)

What projects are you working on for Valentine's Day this year?

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