Make it by Monday: A DIY Valentine's Day
Welcome to Make It By Monday, GOOD's weekly DIY feature in which we curate, demystify, and add our own tips for craft projects from around the web (and our apartments). This week: Heartfelt and crafty valentines.
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This Valentine's Day, make your heart with your hands. Make It By Monday has curated a few unique solutions for sending your special someone a gift of heart-shaped sweetness this Valentine's Day.
For my project this week, I wanted to do something that would surprise my valentine. So over a few days, I whipped up a big bag of sewn hearts, which I plan to stash all over the house—in his sock drawer, eyeglass case, lunch pail, laptop case, car, shoes, the medicine cabinet, maybe even the refrigerator. I like the idea that all day long, my valentine will get a special reminder of his valentine and her handmade love.
These surprise balls from ardor hold endless possibilities for both the giver and receiver. Send a special someone an invitation to be your valentine, or show instead of telling by filling the ball with hearts. You could also fill each with a different note explaining another reason this valentine is your favorite.