February the month where we see all things heart, red and pink and love is in the air. 14th February is when Valentine’s Day is celebrated, but the fervor and spirit begins days before. It’s a day when you get that golden chance to express your love and affection to people who are close to you in your life and who mean a lot to you. It becomes a time and occasion to gift things that convey love and colour plays a very vital role during Valentine’s Day.
Shops and malls offer huge options on this occasion and one is virtually spoilt for choice. What can make that huge difference is….to make things by yourself – handmade gifts and goodies! Doesn’t that sound so much more personal and interesting? A handmade gift when received is not only valued more but like it’s often said it’s the thought behind it that always lingers and is remembered for a long-long time.
We at Fevicryl Hobbyideas are here to give you some great, fun filled and easy DIYs to make your Valentine’s Day all the more special, DIYs that are memorable and convey so much more.
The Classic Card - Say it with flowers and a classic card. If you are conversant with calligraphy that’s a bonus, or else a small font alphabet stencil should help you write your message well with our Fevicryl Acrylic Colour - Crimson that would make your Valentine’s Day message explicit and expressive.
Heart felt message on a plank - A leftover plank can be an ideal base to write your Valentine a heartfelt message. A good way would be to make it as attractive as one can. Paint the base with Teal and write your message in a fancy typo with Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Poppy Red or Coral Red. If you have space around the plank, make tiny dots with an ear bud with Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Chrome or Lemon Yellow. This would make for one happy handmade gift with a message straight from the heart.
Happy buntings – Would this not be a great way to celebrate your Valentine’s day party? Making happy and heart shaped buntings that have been cut out of card paper and then painted with Fevicryl Acrylic Colour – Coral Red. Add bling to it by sticking sequins big or small with Fevicryl Fabric Glue.
Wicker basket with a splash of Poppy Red– An old wicker basket painted in our favourite Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Poppy Red and loaded with chocolates, cookies and all goodies to make your hamper look every bit for the occasion. Add a lovely bright bow on top of the basket handle and there you have a hamper basket for your Valentine. It’s the simplest things that go a long way at times.
Cute heart painted coasters – Have old coasters and they look jaded now? Well, that’s what we need for our DIY here. Grab Fevicryl Acrylic Colour – Coral Red and paint each of the coasters. Take heart shaped stamps and dip them in White and go stamping in a pattern. Apply a coat of Fevicryl Modge Podge for that perfect shine and gloss coupled with the perfect finish too.
Gift a plant and paint the planter – Let’s contribute to nature this Valentine’s Day. The plain planter is a perfect base to make bold red and white stripes with little hearts handcrafted with Mouldit, with a potted plant in it, makes for a perfect and well thought gift.
Jars and bottles with Glass Colours – Just think how amazing this idea would be. Plain mason jars or bottles, using Fevicryl 3D Outliner Black make tiny hearts and then fill them with Fevicryl Glass Colour Red, the red is the perfect Valentine red and trust us on that. Once dried, fill them cozily with tiny fairy lights and that is your center piece at your dining table for that special Valentine’s Day dinner. Wonderful isn’t it!
His and her coffee mugs – These can be matched perfectly to your taste. Throw a little challenge to your Valentine. He can customize and decorate a mug for you according to your taste and you can do the same too. Use Mouldit to create elements that mean something to you’ll or paint words or a quote that brought you’ll together; use Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Coral Red or Crimson or 3D Outliners. On Valentine’s Day unravel your gifts and see the surprise on each one’s faces it would be priceless!
T shirts with a Valentine message - This can be so much fun! Flaunt your togetherness by painting your T shirts or each one do it for the other using Fevicryl Fabric Colours Crimson or Poppy Red (also mix with a hint of white to get a blush pink shade) are indelible and last for years on end. Think of a theme that the two of you’ll relate to and express that on the T shirts. On Valentine’s Day make your outing even more special by wearing T shirts that you’ll have been made with depth and meaning.
Bookmarks – This is an idea that often is very touching! You Valentine is a book lover, gift him / her with a book that he / she has always pined for. It does not end here. Make a personalized bookmark(s) to along with the book. A double whammy is what this precious gift would be. They can be made with stiff card paper and Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Crimson or Coral Red, or with Canvas cloth, 3D Outliners and Glass Colour Red. Write a saying or quote or an element that one relates to and see how well it would be received. A touching gift with so much of thought that has gone into it.
Wrapping paper with a personal touch – This is something that is truly personal. Take a sheet of wrapping paper that is more or less plain. Using Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Coral Red dip your index finger (just the top part) and press on the paper to make cute little hearts. Go on randomly till your “heart” desires. Now wrap your Valentine’s Day gift with this. What can be more appreciated than this?
Fluid art canvas with a message – Those of you’ll you are into fluid art this is for you’ll and for those who haven’t tried it yet, it’s also for you’ll. Grab your Fevicryl Acrylic pouring kit and make a canvas with fluid art on it. Once dried, think of a very meaningful quote for your Valentine and paint (write) it over the fluid art canvas in a stylish typo using Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Black, and there you have your priceless gift for Valentine’s Day.
These are some of the DIYs that we mustered up together for all of you’ll, to encourage each one to make handmade gifts, as they are priceless and go a long way. The satisfaction one gets while making them, are those memories that would linger on forever. Also a great idea would be to make these together and create that bond for a lifetime, who knows! So wishing each one a lovely Valentine’s Day!