Valentine’s Day gets a lot of flack for being too much about expensive gifts and jewelry. But I think it’s safe to say that most of us in the online design community prefer something simpler, handmade and from the heart. So today, in addition to our regular DIY projects, I wanted to share some of our of all-time favorite ideas for making Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, family and loved ones. Whether you want to bake an apple pie covered in a heart-shaped crust or just want to make some quick and easy garland to decorate your home or a loved one’s dinner chair, there’s a project here for every budget, style and purpose. My personal favorite is still the wool filler project. It’s so fun and silly, but functional, too! I love the idea of surprising a loved one with a heart-shaped patch over an old wool sweater or blanket. It does double duty as a fix for a hole or tear and a sweet reminder showing someone that they are loved and appreciated. xo, grace
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