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DIY Valentine's crafts and gifts
Break out the glitter and glue for these 5 cool crafts to to share with your sweetie on Valentine's Day.
Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 02:00 PM
: Put your heart on the line (or the mantle) with this cute craft that turn leftover cardboard tubes into a garland of hearts. An excellent craft for all ages and a lovely way to decorate for the holiday.
: Show your little princess some love this Valentine's Day with a heart-shaped wand. Between the pink glitter and the sparkling crystals, your little one will be dazzled!
: Who wouldn't love bath fizzies with little love notes tucked inside? This cute gift idea from MarthaStewart.com is actually surprisingly simple to make, and the end result is lovely. You will need a few specialty supplies from the store, namely a ball mold and a spice grinder (unless you don't mind using your java grinder to grind citric acid and bath salts.) But if this project interests you, than it's well worth the investment, as it can easily be adapted for other holidays (peppermint bath fizzies, anyone?)
: Let your love grow with this sweet craft that makes a lovely kitchen or desktop decoration. All you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter, a clean sponge and some grass seed to bring this "chia" heart to life.
Heart-covered goodie wrappers
: Turn any gift from the kitchen into a Valentine's Day delight with this pretty-as-a-picture Valentine decorated wax paper. All you need are heart shapes, wax paper and an iron to transform your plain old kitchen wax paper into holiday wrapping suitable for turning all your sweets and treats.
: Use those leftover seashells from your last beach vacation to turn a plain wooden box into a keepsake to treasure. This craft is a little on the complicated side, so do yourself — and your little ones — a favor and save this one for yourself or for older kids.
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