Yes, yes — I get it, bugs are creepy. But love bugs? No way! Come on, there’s nothing scary about these little critters! Kelly Lanza from Studio DIY has offered up this kid-friendly Valentine idea that your little ones are certain to bug-out over.
What are you doing for your kids on Valentine’s Day? Tell me all that you have planned.
Have you heard that Knoxville, Tenn. has been named the Most Romantic City in the US by Amazon.com? That may come as a surprise to a lot of you, but as the hometown of Design Happens and HGTV, it’s really only appropriate.
Since the majority of D-Happ’s bloggers live in Knoxville, how could we not be inspired by our surroundings? Just look at how we roll.
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Are you sweet on someone? Feel like you’ve been shot by cupid’s arrow? Valentine’s Day puns aside, this hot chocolate, complete with an arrow-embellished straw and heart-shaped marshmallows, is a great way to show your Valentine that you care.
Make This Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate At Home
I thought I’d give you a little break from our Valentine-inspired posts (we admit that we enjoy the holiday a bit much at HGTV.com) and focus on lighting — “jar lighting” to be exact.
This 5-jar chandelier casts a soft glow when filled with vintage-style bulbs. Hung above tables, counters or in hallways, its lighthearted charm warms up any space.
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And now, back to our regularly-scheduled Valentine programming.
With just one week till V-Day, it’s time for some quick-and-easy printables to put the finishing touches on your celebrations. From valentines you can print then embellish, to lettered tags perfect for topping gifts or treats, we’ve got you covered.
These charming printable tags can be cut into any shape to top their favorite sweets:
If an old-school valentine is more your speed, print one of our cute valentines onto card stock then embellish them with self-adhesive rhinestones and ribbon:
Can you guess which table belongs in this dining room?
Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will receive an issue of this month’s HGTV magazine and four glitter champagne flutes made by yours truly — and just in time for Valentine’s Day! You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.
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If you don’t know how to knit, the process can seem mystifying — two sticks, a ball of yarn, some knots and presto! It’s a scarf. But really, learning to knit a simple scarf is super easy. In fact, the cute kid’s scarf in this video only requires learning two steps.
To fasten the scarf, you can buy a pin or make this sweet stuffed heart pin just in time for Valentine’s Day. Click here for the step-by-step on making your own heart pin. Even if knitting is still a challenge, the pin is great for crafters of all skill levels!
Don’t forget, you can find loads more adorable Valentine’s Day crafts and projects on HGTV.com. Happy crafting!
We’re no strangers to pompom wreaths here at Design Happens. In December, furry balls were flying everywhere when Marianne was creating a wreath for a holiday Crafternoon episode (folks went wild for that project).
When Haeley from Design Improvised highlighted a Valentine wreath she made using pompoms that had adorned her Christmas tree — I knew our readers would love this craft, too. I like that these hues aren’t traditional Valentine colors (aside from the red), and yet they work beautifully — anyone notice Haeley’s use of a familiar design blog’s February Color of the Month?
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Valentine’s Day is just over a week away — don’t let the big day sneak up on you! You’ve been warned!
At last week’s Alt Design Summit in Salt Lake City, I had the pleasure of meeting Aimée and Bettijo of Paging Supermom!. Not only did I leave Utah with a couple of new friends (hi, ladies!), I also left with a hilarious Valentine idea that the two had shared. This whoopee cushion Valentine is just — well, kind of amazing.
Now — as Bettijo and I discussed at dinner one evening — would this be a nightmare for teachers of students who gave these to their friends? Maybe? Probably? Well, let’s not focus on that right now (details, details) and just embrace this Valentine for what it is — adorably funny!
As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’m sure most of you are planning something special for your sweetheart. Why not start off (or end) the evening with a fruit-infused cocktail that’s easy to make, beautiful and delicious? Go ahead and start practicing for the big day. Why not? It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…
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