Showing posts with label valentine's day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label valentine's day. Show all posts

Sunday, February 9, 2020

How to make bath bombs with sprinkles for valentine's day

Bath bombs make a perfect gift any time of year but especially at Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day bath bombs are perfect because it's one of the holidays where we often buy or make small gifts for our friends.

Skip the conversation hearts this year and make your own candy heart inspired bath bombs that smell sweet but are great for your skin.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

More than 55 DIY gift ideas for your valentine on Valentine's Day.

Cute Valentine's Day gifts don't have to be hard! You can make any of these DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas in an afternoon and be ready to surprise your love on V-day.

I have lots of DIY Valentine gift ideas for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife and even your kids.

You get a Valentine's Day gift! YOU get a Valentine's Day gift! EVERYONE gets a Valentine gift!!!

(I feel like Oprah!)

But seriously: These fun crafty Valentine's Day gifts are all easy to make and will make you feel extra clever while you're at it. 

Because while flowers are nice, the very best Valentine's Day gifts have love infused into them by being handmade.


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Declutter for the new year by finding a fresh use for old jeans and decorate for Valentine's Day at the same time with this clever heart garland!

This denim upcycling project took me about 1.5 hours to make (photographing in the middle slows things down a little). If you are already good at sewing, it might take you an hour.

This is an easy to moderate craft and could certainly be done all by hand if you do not have a sewing machine.


Thursday, February 7, 2019

How to make a pandacorn panda unicorn valentine box from a recycled box

Looking for a unique unicorn valentine box?

If you love pandas, unicorns or pandicorns (or is it pandacorns?), you will love my pandicorn panda unicorn valentine box.

I want to help you succeed with your DIY unicorn valentine box so I have also made a FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATE to help make crafting your unicorn valentines box super easy.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

how to make a DIY unicorn headband with free pattern

If you love unicorns, you will love this pattern for a DIY unicorn horn headband. Unicorn headbands are the perfect unicorn party accessory, or for playing make believe. This unicorn headband is built on a plastic headband with a felt unicorn horn and two-colored unicorn ears. 

For Valentine's Day last year I made a whole collection of unicorn headbands for all the first graders at my son's school and they loved them! If you can cut out felt and use a glue gun, you can make these headbands! I've got a free download for a printable unicorn horn and ears pattern as well - just read through the tutorial and you can click over to grab it!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Porg craft - Free printable Star Wars valentines

If you're looking for a great Valentine's Day Star Wars craft, you will love these punny and porg inspired Valentine's Day cards!

Hi Creative Green Living crafters, it's Natalie from Doodlecraft. Do the Porgs from Star Wars: The Last Jedi have your heart too? They are adorable! They are kind of a mix between a penguin and a Kawaii cartoon. Now you can make a huddle, colony or raft of colorful Star Wars inspired Porg Valentine cards. These are the perfect porg craft for kids. Carissa and I even put together a free printable for you to make this project even easier!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

How to make stemless DIY glitter wine glasses with dishwasher safe Mod Podge

These DIY glitter wine glasses are perfect for adding a bit of sparkle to your holiday gatherings. 

My DIY glitter mugs are one of my most popular projects ever and people have been asking me if the same technique works for wine glasses and it does! 

It is important to keep in mind the 30 day cure time for these glasses so if you want them for Christmas, be sure to get started now so that they have time to cure and become totally waterproof and top rack dishwasher safe.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Do you and your kids love unicorns and rainbows? Us, too! This year for Valentine's Day I had these beautiful unicorn valentines designed as a special bonus for Creative Green Living readers! Since there are so many male unicorn lovers and bronies out there, I specifically had them designed to use a variety of colors to appeal to everyone. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

While unpacking at The Farmhouse, I found a sleeve of red paper cups. I can't remember why I had them or what I bought them for. To make things worse, they were a little squished and most of them wouldn't do a great job holding liquids without leaking. When my son asked if we could have a crafts day (yes! The answer is always yes.), I pulled the cups out and had fun making love bugs with him. 

These are a great "free choice" craft to do with kids - just set out the supplies and let them come up with their own version. I made the "Queen" love bug on the right but my son made a small army of "ladybugs" with big black pom poms on their backs.  This is also a great way to use up party supply leftovers!

Here are the instructions for how to make the queen:

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I'm slowly plugging away decorating the mantle in the The Farmhouse. It started with my "I Love You to the Moon and Back"  rustic picture frame and is slowly growing from there. Right now I have a huge mirror and three picture frame and thought I needed to a add a jar with a candle. When I was at IKEA last week, I saw this Ensidig fat glass vase and decided it would be perfect! Some lima beans, a doily, baker's twine mixed in and five minutes later I had a pretty candle holder! Here's how to make it:


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Monday, January 25, 2016

Chippy Farmhouse style picture frame - i love you to the moon and back
On a recent trip to my local craft store, I fell in love with a premade pallet-style board and decided to turn it into a frame to use in The Farmhouse.

I love the rustic feel of the pallet and the chippy, distressed look of the little frame. 

The whole thing oozes "modern farmhouse chic" - which is the style we're using for our new house. I absolutely love it!

You can pick up everything you need for this craft at Craft Warehouse (a Pacific Northwest craft chain). For the rest of you, check out Hobby Lobby (which, as far as I can tell, carries similar items). I've included links below for similar items I found on Amazon and other retailers.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Welcome to Craft Lightning Day 3! Yesterday, I showed you how to make cute plant markers with clothespins and washi tape. They coordinate nicely with the planter I showed you how to make on Monday. If you missed it, click on the photo to go to that tutorial:

Monday, February 2, 2015

How to add glitter to a mason jar in a heart shape

I love glitter - and judging by the popularity of my dishwasher safe glitter mug tutorial, I'm not the only one! 

I wanted to make something a little special for Valentine's Day and decided to use a similar technique to whip up some extra fancy glitter mason jar mugs.

Who wouldn't feel special sipping from their very own sparkly heart jar?

#diygiftsforher #creativegreenliving #decoratemugs


Saturday, February 1, 2014

I love decorating for holidays but since holiday decor isn't something I keep up year round, I want it to be quick and easy! I don't want to spend all day making something fancy that I'll only look at for a few weeks. This cute burlap and glitter heart banner is not only super easy but it's affordable, too! I used a 50% off coupon to get ths roll of ribbon for only $4, a package of hearts were only $1 and I had the jute twine on hand already.


  • 1 Spool of 2.5 inch wide burlap ribbon (this one is similar to what I bought)
  • 1 package glitter hearts from dollar store
  • Wax paper or scrap cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Jute twine

Friday, January 31, 2014

How to put glitter on a coffee mug and make it dishwasher safe

I first made these DIY glitter mugs for my mom who LOVES sparkles. 

She had just moved into a new home and needed a housewarming present. 

These mugs are easy to make and the best part is: they are dishwasher safe!

Of all the ways to make DIY mugs, doing glitter mugs is by far my favorite. I've gotten great results using Martha Stewart glitter, Recollections glitter from Michael's and even dollar store glitter. 

Just be sure to use Martha Stewart decoupage medium OR Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge -this is the only way to make them dishwasher safe! 

Did you want to learn how to glitter wine glasses instead? Get that tutorial here! 
How to glitter wine glasses


Saturday, January 11, 2014

There's no time like Valentine's Day for adorable puns. And nothing is better than an adorable pun attached to candy or a small gift! Get creative this Valentine's day with minimal effort by using one of these free printable Valentines Day cards.

Love, Trust & Pixie Dust printable cards from Creative Green Living.
Perfect for giving with jars of glitter or pixie dust necklaces.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

love, trust, pixie dust printable valentine necklace

Almost every Valentine's Day presents an interesting challenge for me. First, we are a reduced sugar family and sweet, sugary things tend to be the gifts of choice. Secondly, I feel weird with encouraging kids to give written sentiments to people when they don't mean what they are saying. Am I the only one that thinks it's strange to give out cards that say "You're the only one for me" or "I only have eyes for you" to 30 people? Anyone?

So all that to say: Valentine's Day and I have issues. We want to participate but we try hard to find non-candy, honest valentines. 

Back in December, I wrote a tutorial for Dollar Store Crafts on how to make a pixie dust necklace. You can make 8 necklaces for $1! Not only do they make great inexpensive Christmas gifts, but I think they make fabulous Valentine's gifts as well.

You could even make them into wizard amulets for boys who might not want pixie dust.

But what's a Valentine gift without a card?

To help make the pixie dust necklaces more givable, I made some free printable Valentine's Day cards that can go with them.
wishing you love trust and pixie dust
(don't worry....the watermark isn't on the downloadable version)
The necklaces are super easy and quick to make. If you are even more strapped for time, I think you could  just give the bottles of glitter with a card - especially if you have a valentine who is kind of crafty (and assuming your valentine is old enough to know not to put the bottle in her mouth).

Step 1: 

Go to my Pixie Dust Necklace Tutorial on Dollar Store Crafts to learn how to make the necklaces.

Step 2: 

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My latest addition to my Valentine's Day book page decor is this LOVE pennant banner (check out my Valentine's gallery wall for more great book page art ideas).  It was super easy and I love how it looks hanging on the mirror in my entry way.


  • Book pages (4)
  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Permanent marker
  • Twine
  • Font you like (I used Sketch Serif. You can get it here)

Step 1: Cut your pages
I folded my pages in half and cut off the raw edge. Then I cut the bottom off at an angle to make points.

Step 2: Cut out hearts
Cut out four hearts. I made mine big enough to span the width of the text on the page. 

Step 3: Write your letters
To do my lettering, I pulled up a font I love (Sketch Serif) on my computer so I could use it as a guide for how to write my letters on my hearts using a permanent marker.

Step 4: Glue your hearts to the pennants
I used a glue stick to glue my hearts down to my book page pennants.

Step 5: Attach to twine
I cut a length of thick garden twine long enough to hang across my mirror plus about 6 inches. I folded down the top margin of the book pages, which made a nice little pocket for the twine. Then I glued down the edge on the back with the glue stick (and added a piece of scotch tape for back up).

That's it!  Super easy and quick

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

If you're like me, you have barely recovered from Christmas when you realize that New Year's Eve is like, tomorrow! If you're also like me, you may not have made anything crafty for New Year's. Well, worry not because these candle holders take all of 7 minutes to make and only require 4 ingredients!

  • Small tumbler or candle holder
  • Tea light
  • Double sided tape
  • Glitter
I got everything at the dollar store (or had it on hand from a previous dollar store trip) except for the tumblers, which I picked up at Wal-Mart for $2 for a set of 4.


Step 1: Apply double-sided tape around top of tumbler.

Step 2: Apply glitter.

Step 3: Press glitter down with your finger before shaking off excess.

Step 4: Apply double-sided tape to tealight.

Step 5: Roll tea light in the excess glitter from the tumbler.

Blinged out tea light:
Step 6: Insert into the tumbler, light and go!

Don't just stop at using these for New Year's decorations. Use pink and red to make pretty valentine's candles. Green for a little luck o' the Irish in March. The possibilities are only limited by your glitter supply!
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