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Say “I LOVE YOU” DIY Style

January 27th, 2010

Article by: Kim ChristophersonYouCanMakeThis.com

ycmt_boutiquecafe1 Remember the days when you couldn’t wait to open that special valentine card filled with a paper note and conversation heart candy. I just KNEW that those conversation heart candies meant TRU LUV when given by the boy I had a crush on.:)

Years later, those special “valentines” are still ones I look forward to giving and receiving. A handmade card and artwork from our children are some of the best, aren’t they? A small handmade gift from a friend says, “I’m thinking of you”. Those kinds of things are memorable and treasured because you know that it was made with a lot of thought, time, and care. You know that while they were making that item, they thought about you, and could just imagine what it would be like to have you receive it!

Well, I have those same feelings, too, when I am making something special for a friend or family member. And because I love to do just about anything “DIY”, now is the perfect time to begin some simple projects to give this Valentine’s Day.

At www.YouCanMakeThis.com, we have a variety of downloadable projects that are quick, simple, and perfect to give to someone you care about. Here are a few ideas:

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Make a Lotus Flower and attach it to a card for a friend. This flower can then be added to her favorite handbag or even used as a brooch.

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Make a Basic Box and fill it with some hair accessories, make-up, and jewelry for your teen daughter. Use that same Basic Box and give it to a friend for sewing supplies, baked goods, or even a place to keep her CD’s. This idea is very versatile and easy!

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Do you love to crochet? Remind that little one that “Some-bunny loves her/him!” The nice thing about this cap is that it can be worn through the Valentine and Easter holiday!

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http://youcanmakethis.com/info/cooking-baking/Make-Your-Own-Gourmet-Cookie-Bouquet-with-BONUS-eBook.htm”>A Gourmet Cookie Bouquet is certainly going to be a treat for anyone!

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If you have someone who is the “Queen of YOUR Heart”, you may enjoy making her the 24” Kimberbell Kids http://youcanmakethis.com/info/doll-clothing/Kimberbell-Doll-Clothing-Accessories-Queen-of-Hearts.htm”>Doll & Coordinating Queen of Hearts Clothing. It will definitely bring back memories of your own childhood!

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And who doesn’t need a day at the spa? Make it possible at home with 148 different recipes for body scrubs, face masks, and more.

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Let your little ones know that you are their #1 fan…well, you and maybe even a dozen other people in their life! This sweet, soft book will showcase photos of loved ones and make your child feel very special.

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“>This Funky Fringe Barrette Bling would be something that anyone would oooh and ahhh over.

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This one will have your friends doing a double-take! Create a very personalized Embossed Recycled Soda Can Frame! Include a favorite photo and this will definitely be treasured.


Valentine’s Day is also a fun time to create unique clothing for your children. Whether is is through applique, crochet, bling, or sewing, there are a lot of ideas to get started!
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Find downloadable clothing patterns and instructions here>>

And if you love to embellish with applique, you can find all kinds of applique patterns here>>

If you love machine embroidery, you can find many of these same designs at our sister site, www.SWAKembroidery.com.

Have fun creating and MAKE it a great Valentine’s Day!

-Kim

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3 comments on “Say “I LOVE YOU” DIY Style

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  2. Dena Rooney-Berg on said:

    Super Cute!

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