diy with Brittni:

February 4, 2011

Brittni here from papernstitch with this week's diy roundup. And guess what? Today, I have V-Day fever AGAIN. Yep, that's right. You may remember just two weeks ago, I did a Valentine's Day roundup right here on OHF. But there are so many amazing V-Day projects out there, I just had to share some more. So, let's get to it.

Get tied up in string with this string heart diy from Ohdeedoh (above). Use the finished hearts for a larger project, like a wreath, or simply make a handful and toss them in to a decorative bowl for a festive dining room table centerpiece.

Next up is a project that stitchers will love. Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive shows us how to make these kraft paper heart garlands with a sewing machine and about an hour's worth of work. Hang them in front of a window for an instant Valentine curtain or swag them over a doorway for a different look.

Valentine's Day, more than any other holiday, is all about candy and other yummy sweets. So, if you're planning to get your sweetie some cupcakes (the best treat possible in my opinion), top them off with these heart cupcake toppers made of felt from The Knotty Bride.

And last but not least, my favorite idea of he week: needle felting on Design Sponge. Customize any gift with a personalized phrase or initials using a needle felting technique that is even easier than it looks. Add an "I love you" to a scarf or blanket and you have a custom gift that will keep you and your partner warm and toasty.

Are you crafting any projects for Valentine's Day this year?

Let me know in the comments!

About Brittni: She is the founder of the handmade exhibition site, papernstitch and is also the editor of a handmade blog, by the same name. When not working on papernstitch, she is dreaming up fun little tutorials and crafting projects for her home. If you love DIY as much as Brittni does, visit her free diy projects and tutorials section for more than sixty quick and easy projects.

12 hello's:

  1. I LOVE the lil cupcake toppers!! I'm going to be making some felt arrow toppers!! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

  2. really love that first project! hope i can find some time before v-day to make some!

  3. love that knit heart, how sweet. xoxo jcd

  4. I love the string hearts! What a simple and beautiful idea!

  5. Pretty much in LOVE with all these ideas!

  6. Lovely! I made some paper hearts too. It's for the lunar new year and valentine's :D

  7. that yarn heart makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Love your ideas Brittni!

  8. i made some raised heart valentines.

    but next i'm totally making some of those yarn awesome!

  9. That blanket idea with the needle felting is so awesome! That would make a perfect gift!!! YES! Thanks for the idea. You rock. :)

  10. That is so cute :). Seems like valentines is around the corner.

  11. Thanks everyone! Little Mo- what an adorable project! Thanks for sharing the link.


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