I could spend hours reading, but unfortunately crafting has taken a backseat recently. I look at women whose hands are occupied by crocheting blankets and knitting hats and I think "How I wish I had that skill or had time for that!" That being said, I have a special place in my heart (so punny) for Valentine's Day and it lights the creative bug for me each year (that may be a mixed metaphor, but I'm not sure what I was trying to say...). My Mom always helped us celebrate in a frugal, do--it-yourself style. I've tried to embody that in our own home. It seems like lately, however we have celebrate Valentine's Day or other holidays in our home by purchasing decorations, eating candy, and buying Valentines (or other supplies) from the store.
I have been searching for ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in a more DIY way. I'm trying to save money, make a big production of it- without stressing out, or losing my head- or wallet.
I have been searching for ideas, and here is what I've come up with. I can honestly say I am more excited about celebrating Valentine's Day this year with my kids, because I'm planning to have fun with it, eat less candy, and not stress out.
~1~ Valentine's Day themed donuts (I would be picking these up-ha)
~2~ Make your own S'mores Valentine trail mix via
~3~ Make your own DIY fabric Valentines via
~4~ Make your own Valentine pillows (If you are a crocheter, which I'm not!;) via
~5~ Make Valentine's Day Punch via
~6~ Make Pink Applesauce and Pink Bubbles via
~7~ Make Construction Paper Crafts and Valentines via
~Bonus~ Play Musical Hearts via
For all of these fun Valentine activities, here's what you will need:
-donuts, skewers, paper
-ingredients for trail mix
-red and valentine-themed fabric
-needle and thread
-yarn, crochet hook
-ingredients for punch
-construction paper, glue, & scissors
I don't see "beaucoups of money on Valentine decorations" or "mountains of candy" on that list- mostly it is just stuff you have around or will get at the grocery store anyway! :0) yeah-ya.
My past frugal DIY Valentine's Day crafts/activities: (These are the DIY projects I have accomplished in the past)
~Red heart sachets with peppermint oil
~Red hot cookies
~Valentine's Day sign
~Homemade construction paper Valentines filled with cotton balls and stapled shut
~ Valentine's Day Box
Happy planning, and Happy Valentine's Day!
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