It's that time of year again! Valentine's Day is upon us. Have you picked that special person? Do you already know what gift you want to give them? If not, we here at Pinwheel Crafts have brought you a few unique ideas for beautiful and functional gifts to give your valentine this February 14th.
Pendant Jewelry Necklace Kit
The classic Valentine’s Day gift is a piece of jewelry. Well, that and maybe a box of chocolate with some flowers. Of course, if you want to add a special touch to your Valentine’s Day gift this year, why not try designing and MAKING them a piece of jewelry? With the Pinwheel Crafts Pendant Jewelry kit, you can do just that. It comes with everything you need to make 8 custom pendant necklaces just as special as your valentine. We’ve included some creative brainstorming for how you can customize your pendant gift.
If you are making your pendant necklace for a lover of gardening or floral arrangements, then you can’t go wrong with pressed flowers! If you have the time and flora available, it’s always great to pick your own flowers and then press them between the pages of a heavy book for a few nights. Of course, if you're pressed for time (pun DEFINITELY intended), then we recommend making a quick stop to your local craft store. There you can find many options available for fake flowers, or even real dried flowers in the candle and soap making departments.
Pink, Patterned Paper, and Glitter (Oh my!)
If you’re not wild about trying to handle delicate, dried decorations, then a very simple and easy way to bring some valentine's love is through color, form, and glitter! Use any number of pink themes or heart patterns available in the included Pendant Jewelry Kit booklet, or scour your gift wrapping and craft paper closets to find your own special papers and patterns.
Of course, if you really want to make it special, you can always cut out or paint fun Valentine’s Day themes to include in the pendant. We have a FREE Valentine’s Day template available. Just print it out and either cut the silhouettes out to use directly, or use them as stencils to cut out the shapes from different materials.
Of course, for the more sporty valentine, maybe a pendant necklace isn’t a great fit. For those on the go guys and gals, tie the knot by making them a super cute accessory using the Pinwheel Crafts Paracord Bracelet kit. This all-in-one kit comes with the supplies to make an endless variety of bracelets to suit your valentine’s tastes, and a step by step guide (with pictures) to help you make it perfect.
For the extra feminine gift recipient, use pink paracord accented with black, white, or even blue. With such beautiful color combinations, they will be sure to love it!
Of course, color isn’t everything, and every valentine may not love pink. For them, choose whatever colors best fit with their tastes, and use the included charms to add a little extra love to their paracord bracelet.
Fun Fridge Magnets
Of course, not everyone loves making, or wearing jewelry. Plenty of folks would much rather have a functional gift. For that pragmatic and practical valentine in your life, make something special (and useful) with the Pinwheel Crafts Fun Fridge Magnet kit! It includes 8 ceramic tiles in 3 different shapes with paint, brushes, feathers, and more to make a one-of-a-kind functioning piece of artwork for your valentine.
Hearts, Hearts, and more Hearts
If you are savvy enough to purchase the Pinwheel Crafts Fun Fridge Magnet kit, then you will be pleasantly surprised to find that two of the included ceramic tiles are heart shaped. What better canvas for a valentine’s gift? With the classic heart shape already established, you are free to paint and decorate your magnet to match you valentine’s tastes, ensuring they will display it proudly for years to come.
Easy, Peasy, Templates? Yes, please!
As we mentioned above, if you’re looking for a quick design option, then check out the FREE Valentine’s Day templates Pinwheel Crafts is offering this month. They are easy to print and cut to use directly on your project, or you can use them as a guide, or stencils.
If you have a valentine that loves good smelling decorations and custom hand soaps in their bathroom, this is the project for you. The Pinwheel Crafts Soap Making kit comes with all the supplies you need to make copious soaps in different colors, styles, and scents. While the kit comes with an ocean themed mold, you can use any silicone mold you like. We found some adorable food safe molds in the shape of little hearts. Of course, if your valentine is into seashells, unicorns, or glittery tree frogs, you can use whatever small silicone mold has the forms they would like.
February may be a bit too early to be working out in the garden, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun making valentine’s themed decorations with some of your garden supplies! You can get just about everything you need for the projects below in the Pinwheel Crafts Flower Pot kit. It includes three primed ceramic pots with tray, vibrant paints and two brush sizes, and other supplies to make something special.
Go crazy with hot pink and bling to make some over-the-top valentine's pots! Don’t pull any punches and make it as fun and feisty as you like! While you may not be able to use them in the garden for a couple more months, they make a GREAT way to put out and display candy for family, guests, and (if you know a teacher or two) students.
For a more decorative project, you can turn your flower pots on their head and then use additional supplies to create adorable valentine’s garden fairies. You can find step by step instructions on how to make your very own flower pot fairy can be found over on the Free Kids Crafts Blog.
That wraps up this year’s Valentine’s Day post. Are you excited to create your own AWESOME Valentine’s gifts and decorations? If you’re still chomping at the bit for craft ideas for the kids, check out our Valentine’s Day crafts from last year.
Until Next time, happy crafting!