Dress up soda
Make a container of soda or beer more special by adding scrapbook papers, ribbon and a tag. Use double-sided tape or glue to attach paper.
Candles and flowers
Easy centerpiece: Three stemless wine glasses hold roses floating in a bit of water, while votives provide a flickering accent.
Create a heart wreath with pretty card stock and scrapbooking papers. Use paper punches or scissors to cut out hearts, then curl by scraping them as you would curling ribbon. Layer and glue to a cardstock base.
Give a bookmark with heart to the reader in your life. Cut rectangles out of cream-color and red wool felt. For the bookmark at left, we cut a heart out of the cream-color felt, trimmed the edges of the red felt with scallop-edge scissors ...
Jazz up a cake
Add punch to a purchased cake with touches like a red cake stand, number blocks, and heart decorations.
Creative cookie gifts
Package your Valentine’s cookies in a simple, pretty homemade bag. Slip a cookie or two in a plastic treat bag (available at crafts stores) with a piece of scrapbooking paper. Fold contrasting paper over the opening, punch ...
Stamp muslin bags
Package Valentine’s gifts in a personalized muslin bag. Place a piece of cardstock inside the bag and stamp an image on the front. When the ink is dry, fill with candy.
Create a frame of candy or foam hearts to suround a special picture. Cut out a cardboard circle to fit on top of a frame, then glue on candy hearts or use stick-on foam hearts.
Make a garland of hearts cut from fabric scraps layered and attached with iron-on adhesive. Tie together with ribbon. You could achieve a similar effect using sturdy scrapbook paper, too.
Add Valentine’s candy nonpareils in the bottom of a votive for a festive candle display. Small glass beads from a crafts store will give a similar look.