Put the DIY in ILY
This Valentine's Day, give a piece (er, pieces?) of your heart with a cool mashup of collage and watercolor. Not a watercolor fan? No sweat — you can reinterpret this design using markers, colored pencils or even glitter. Whatever medium you choose, your boo will heart it.
Handmade card? Lovely. But here's something even more unexpected: handmade fabric envelopes. They’re super cute, reusable and much more personal than their store-bought cousins. Not to mention, these beauties are a genius way to use up fabric scraps leftover from your latest project.
Baubles to Gift
Betcha didn’t know soap could be this gorgeous. It kind of looks like an artsy rainbow on a cloudy day, right? Even if you’ve never made your own soap before, this method is extremely beginner-friendly — all you need is a handful of supplies and a little bit of patience.
Quick-Stitch Projects We Heart
Wear your heart on your sleeves (er, mitts) with this adorable pattern.
Cozy in Love
This scarf may look complicated, but if you can knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, you've got it. Promise! The woven fringe is worked in after you're done knitting: no special tools required.
Sure, the colors of fall look great in all that foliage! But we'd say the warm hues are even prettier in crochet projects. (We do admit to being a little biased, though.) This mug cozy project combines the best seasonal colors with an awesome ombré technique. You're gonna want to wrap your morning brew in it every day!
Deluxe bon bons are even more amazing when you make ‘em yourself!
Treats for Your Sweet
You know the KISS rule ("Keep it Simple, Stupid")? Here's the perfect example. The *easiest heart cake ever* comes together in a flash with absolutely NO carving required, and it's pretty much perfect. Plus, we have four ways to decorate it that are just as simple. Prepare to shower your friends or partner with some sweet, sweet lovin'.
The secret to this striking swan cake? Candy melts.
Cake Toppers, with Love
Bake Up Some Love