With Valentine’s Day now just over a week away I thought I would pull together some of my favourite handmade card, decorations and gifts in case you are looking for ideas.
I love Valentine’s Day. Not for the overblown gestures, but the simple message that lies at the heart of it all – sharing and showing how much we love. There is so much bad stuff going on in the world that I think it’s important to send a homemade card or gift and remind our loved ones that we appreciate them.
6 handmade gift ideas for Valentine’s Day
With my new-found paper cutting skills you probably won’t be surprised that I’ve made some papercut art this year. I really enjoyed making the layered swan papercut I wrote about here.
My husband knows how much I love papercutting so he won’t be surprised to receive this gorgeous pop-up Valentine’s card from contemporary card makers Cardology. Their range of cards have a delightful and unexpected surprise inside: an intricate three dimensional pop-up!
The elaborate paper sculptures are inspired by Kirigami, the beautiful Japanese art of paper cutting and folding, and are part of a range of over 100 fresh, design-led greetings cards in the Cardology range.
I did have a go at cutting one of the designs from my favourite papercutting book by Poppy Chancellor. Then I discovered she had produced a limited run of ‘You are admired’ cards, hopefully based on one of her papercuts. I hope my husband doesn’t mind receiving two cards this year.
I find that the colour associated with Valentine’s Day is really welcome as we’re coming out of Winter. I enjoyed making some Handmade Valentine paper cut art for our home, it really brightens up the place.
You don’t need to spend lots of money celebrating Valentine’s Day, I hope my ideas have helped!