There’s a world of craft out there and Valentines day seems to inspire so very many pink, fluffy, sparkly projects that Do Not make me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

I’ve had a little look round the interweb and found these simple clever little makes that Do make me happy. Click on the links to go to the sites for the How-To …

1. heart shaped paperclips by babyccinokids.com

from babyccino.com

from babyccinokids.com

2. heart doilys from Marthastewart.com

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from marthastewart.com

3. Valentines clip art from graphicsfairy.blogspot.co.uk.

If you don’t know about this site it is A.Mazing. It’s a brilliant collection of royalty free images from Ye Olden Days that you can spend days scrolling through (partly because it’s So Great, partly because there are quite a lot of ads and things to scroll past, but it is worth it.) It also has crafty suggestions on what to do with the images and free downloadables (see below)

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from graphicsfairy.blogspot.co.uk

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from graphicsfairyblogspot.co.uk

 4. paint chip heart garland from graceandlightstudio.com

There are loads of projects using the paint cards you get from DIY stores at  the moment. It’s such a genius idea. There’s definitely a blogpost about them coming up soon.

from graceandlight.com

from graceandlightstudio.com

and finally there’s always this little gem…

5. origami heart by sewyeah.co.uk

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I do have a little something up my sleeve for actual Valentines day … get your Postit notes at the ready …

fly my prettiesIn my youth I learnt to make these origami hearts to impress the boys when down my local pub. (It works. Fact.) I used the silver paper from inside cigarette packets but these days you’ll probably have to find other more readily available paper; maybe the random club flyer or free magazine that is always lying around.

Now I am sharing the love for Valentines Day. Enjoy!

please credit sewyeah.wordpress.comI also learnt to make a pig and an elephant. But they were only used in emergencies … when prettier, wittier girls were present.

I don’t remember how to make them now. I guess I didn’t have to make them that much.