Posts tagged valentine's day
Easy DIY Eraser Stamps

My friend Liz sent me the most wonderful surprise package earlier this year -  a homemade stamp. It was such a thoughtful gift and totally up my alley, and Liz, being the most artsy person I know, made something so ordinary feel so special.

Of course, I was thinking - how can I make more of these? While Liz carved the stamp from a linoleum block with a special linoleum cutter (both of which you can purchase at an art store or online here for fairly cheaply), I decided to take a much less committed, less professional approach. The linoleum of the stamp Liz made me felt just like an eraser, and as soon as I made the connection, I knew an eraser would be a good beginner's material. As for my weapon of choice? I decided to test my dexterity with a Swiss Army knife.

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DIY Handmade Valentine's Day Flower Wreath

Although I'm by no means a huge proponent of Hallmark holidays, Valentine's Day gives me another reason to spread love and make stuff! Yes, we should spread love every day, especially to those we care about, but I think the world could use another excuse to express appreciation and kindness, right? And for all of us DIYers, Valentine's Day crafts are plentiful: crafty cards, adorable letter boxes, red baked goods, and, of course, anything flowers!

For Christmas, my aunt gave me a Wreath Recipe book, on how to gather supplies for and assemble seasonal wreaths and other floral arrangements. So, last Sunday morning, while most people in the US woke up excited to watch the Super Bowl, I was eager to go to my farmers market to get flowers for this project. With all my flowers, I couldn't really care less about the game or even the commercials. My friends and roommates can vouch that I spent the first quarter of the game on the floor making and photographing my very first floral wreath.

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