DIY Valentine’s: Handmade Love

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Our Handmade Love event is this Saturday! Make sure you check out your local store’s facebook page (a full list can be found here) to find out what DIY Valentine craft they’ll be making – and stop by on Saturday to make something special for your friend/loved one and pick up an outfit for your night :)

Each store will be doing one of the following crafts, and I put together tutorials for each one – so if you can’t make it out to our event, or don’t have a local store, here are four great DIY Valentines that are sure to warm any heart!

DIY Embroidered Cards

What you need: paper, needle, thread, scissors, envelopes (optional)

I found this raw edged paper at my local crafts store, and used some dark red embroidery thread and  a regular sewing needle.

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I free-handed the hearts, but here’s a useful tip – if you want to write something, or make sure your heart is done perfectly, use pencil on the back and follow the pencil lines as you sew.

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Aren’t they sweet? You could also embroider the envelopes you put them in.

DIY Unraveling Letter

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Inspired by this project.

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What you need: wooden spools, letter stamps, ink, ribbon or fabric – I found all of the above at AC Moore.

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Cut your length of ribbon (you could also wait until after you stamp it, to be sure you have enough room).

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Use the stamps to write out your desired message or quote, tape or glue the end of the ribbon (where the quote/message ends) to the spool, and wind!

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DIY Fabric Scrap Gift Tags

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This project was inspired by Creature Comforts blog – and you can download the manila tags and word template over there as well.

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For sturdier tags, print the manila tags on card stock. Then simply cut your piece of fabric and word/phrase of choice, glue them on and you’ve got a personalized gift tag to make your present extra special.

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DIY Mini Book

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The last project was inspired by one of our Love Letter submissions. Make your best friend or loved one a mini hand-stitched book full of quotes, photos and memories :)

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What you need: Various pieces of paper (again, I got this paper at my local craft store), a needle and thread, glue, scissors, and photos and other embellishments of your choosing!

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Stack up your pages in the order you want them, and stitch them together along one side. The paper I used was kinda thick, so I had to poke the needle through some of the sheets one at a time, but it wasn’t too difficult. Once you have your book sewn together, you can start adding photos and quotes and other fun stuff :)

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I had so much fun making this – I want to start making them for friends and family as birthday cards!

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I hope you guys are feeling inspired! Now check out our website for a rundown of all the stores and what projects they’ll be doing, as well as other activities, and from there you can RSVP for the event of your choice!

We’d love for you to live tweet the action and any pictures accompanied by the hashtag #FPHandMadeLove -  tweet us links of your posts about the event accompanied with the #FPHandMadeLove hashtag, and we’ll be compiling images and links to the posts we love and recapping them here on the blog the week after the event!

Photos by Julia.

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Comments

Yvonne -February 8, 2012, 6:25PM

I’m trying to RSVP for the Costa Mesa event, but it’s sending me to the walnut creek event page on fb! Is there not an event page for Costa Mesa?

fp naomi -February 9, 2012, 10:36AM

Hi Yvonne, you should be able to RSVP here:

http://www.facebook.com/events/314750448577918/

Let me know if you have any issues!

dallas -June 11, 2012, 10:21PM

can you post similar stuff that an 12 year old kid

dallas -June 11, 2012, 10:24PM

……….well can do in 30 minutes

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