Katie's Diary

DIY, Be my Valentine

14th February 2014

If you have a special person in your life that you would like to celebrate this Valentines Day (14th of Feburary); whether it is a partner, family member or friend, why not make them a gift to show your appriciation?

A card doesn't have to be complicated and difficult to create, to have a huge impact on your valentine. They all start with a blank piece of card, folded in half.

Then add your special touch, for example the card shown in this picture simply uses two strips of card, curled at one end and then glued into place.

Alternatively why not re-use old stamps by sticking them down in a heart shape? Or cut hearts and flower shapes from newspaper? 

If you are a dab-hand at sewing or even if your not think about adding some material to your masterpiece.

For the inside of the card the old classic 'Be my Valentine' never fails, but it is up to you if you ant to add your name or leave it as a mystery.

Once you have mastered the art of card making dive down for a DIY Valentines gift idea.


For the perfect gift for your sweetheart, a Candy Jar can be just the treat!

To make your own you will need:

a clean, dry jam jar,

a piece of cloth,

a pair of scissors,

some string or ribbon,


...and lots of sweets.

If you want to add any glitter or stickers to personalise the outside of your jar go ahead!


Step 1: Draw round the lid of your jar onto your fabric with a pencil (make sure you only draw on the back of the fabric).

Step 2: Then use the scissors to cut a circle 10cm bigger than the circle you have drawn. Now glue the fabric to the lid. 

Step 3: Put the sweets in the jar in layers.

Step 4: Screw the lid onto the jar.

Step 5: Tie the string or ribbon round the jar holding the fabric in place.


Happy Valentines Day!

DIY, Be my Valentine

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