Not to diss real flowers or anything, but while they're pretty and all up front wrapped up in that tight bouquet, after a few days they start to look more dreary and sad than the last Nicolas Sparks movie. Give your amor memorable - and lasting - flowers this Valentine's Day ...more
How to Make a Valentine Paper Bouquet
We'd never turn down a perfectly baked, perfectly crunchy and flaky cookie, but the presentation does in fact add to the whole experience. Give your coworkers - or your kid's classmates - a treat this Valentine's Day by making these cookie bouquets. Take a look to learn how t ...more
In this video, Nekkoart demonstrates how to make an origami valentine heart. Begin with a sheet of paper that is nineteen cm by eight cm. Fold the paper to form a square. Unfold. Fold both sides to the center crease. Unfold again. Fold the paper in half horizontally (not formi ...more
This daisy Valentine's Day card looks very difficult to make at home, yet its complexity is simply a guise for how easy it is. All you need is variously colored paper (depending on the type of flower you want to make) and a pair of scissors. Make the card for Valentine's Day ...more
Don't just leave your kid with a sad plastic bag this Valentine's Day to store valentines from his or her classmates! Make the giving and receiving of valentines special this year by crafting this paper Valentine's Day card mailbox. It's petite, looks like the real thing, and ...more
Is your wedding date coming up soon? Not to scare you or anything, but a typical wedding costs upwards of 20,000 to hold. This of course includes booking a location, getting all the props, flowers, dress, party favors, etc. So why don't you do your wallet a favor by crafting ...more
Even if you and your office cohorts don't exchange cutesy valentines on Valentine's Day, you can still indulge in the vibrant, lovey dovey holiday by crafting one of these three paper favors for your kid's class. Each one can hold an assortment of treats like chocolates and c ...more
This tutorial it's step by step instructions, so it's very easy to understand it. Don't forget to like, comment and share this project :) Step 1: Watch the Video! Video: . Step 2: Gather Your Supplies! glue scissors 18 cm x 18 cm green cardboard 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm designed pap ...more
Bouquets made of flowers are nice...to look at. While we always appreciate a pretty grouping of peonies, when a guy combines yummy food with flowers it's heaven. If you're looking for a fun gift to give your girl this Valentine's Day, check out this recipe for making V-Day cup ...more
It may be cheesy, but whipping out an origami flower while you're at the dinner table can really make someone's day, whether it's made out of a napkin, dollar bill, or burger wrapper. It's great for showing your waitress how much you appreciate the service, or for breaking the ...more
Valentine's Day is a day full of clichés. Roses, chocolates, and a nice dinner are always at the top of the list, and while there's nothing wrong with any of those things, how...boring. These traditions may be great for florists and the greeting card industry, but for those wh ...more
Not sure what to do with that left over streamer paper from a party? Why not save it until Valentine's Day and fashion a bouquet of paper roses out of it? This tutorial will show you how to take that flimsy, colorful party paper and create cute, homemade flowers from it. Foll ...more
Looking for a fun, creative gift to give someone for Valentine's day? Then, this is the perfect tutorial for you! In this video, learn how to make chocolate roses that are wrapped in beautiful metallic paper. These roses are quite easy to make, and require no actual chocolate ...more
Now that Valentine's Day is only a month away, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to be surprising your sweetheart. While a bouquet of red roses and a box o' chocolates is always a good call, you can make your gift much more personal by adorning a package or a ...more
With Valentine's Day looming in our midst, it's high time to start thinking about what you'll be cooking up and crafting for your sweetheart. But instead of spending any money on anything, just keep one thing in mind—everybody loves cold hard cash, even as a valentine gift. So ...more
What better way to express to your sweetheart what love is all about than by giving her an origami rose? Origami roses, unlike the real flowers, last forever (as long as you don't sit on them accidentally) and look beautiful when attached to stems and turned into a bouquet. U ...more
Valentine's Day is a day for love, but it also just happens to be the time when every flower shop in town hikes up their prices. Chocolates are still relatively cheap, but I never understood why you have to give the gift of bigger love handles when something more creative gets ...more
Make flowers that don't fade and also expresses your love of books! What You'll Need Pages from a book that you don't mind cutting up Button Needle and thread Glue gun Pencil Optional: Tissue or colored paper Safety pin Wooden skewer or chopstick Make Flower Outlines Fin ...more
Make this Valentine's Day one to remember! Well... because you forgot. But don't worry, you can still make that heart pitter-patter for your love by saving face and getting some last minute Valentine gift ideas on the cheap. There's no reason to shop at Hallmark or buy expens ...more
Searching for a Valentine's Day gift? Great. That means you have someone to share V-Day with this coming Monday. And you want to get the best gift to show your love. But c'mon—no matter what you get, it's probably enough to woo your lover over, even if it's as simple as a batt ...more
Remember those gold old days when you would craft bunches of red and pink valentines at home with your mom from construction paper and then tote them to school, bursting with excitement to see what pretty cards you'd receive in your Valentine's Day mailbox? Relive those tende ...more
At its core, Valentine's Day is about giving and getting sweet treats. While one could argue that the same idea applies for both Halloween and Christmas, on Valentine's Day these sweets are packaged in the most adoring, lovey dovey ribbons and wrappings. Check out this paper ...more
To play off Gertrude Stein's famous quote, a rose is a rose is a magic paper cube. And with this paper folder's guide, you'll learn how to make your very own magic rose cube from paper using the Japanese art of origami. This design by Valerie Vann, and folded by YouTuber Germa ...more
We know you probably haven't quilled anything since fifth grade, but that doesn't mean you should leave this paper curling skill to your tender elementary school years. In fact, quilling adds quite a lovely feminine touch to any project. Check out this paper crafting tutorial ...more
Tell your sweetheart he or she has stolen your heart by giving them this adorable two color Valentine's Day heart. Made from white a red paper, it metaphorically symbolizes two parts of a whole coming together. Check out this origami tutorial to learn how to craft this beauti ...more
You can use a small piece of paper to fold this orange origami flower.
Hearts are fairly easy to cut out of paper, but origami hearts take a little more work, and that means more appreciation from their recipient. Even better, flying origami hearts. What better way to tell your loved one you care on Valentine's Day than with some bat-winged heart ...more
Etsy is the place to get all your handmade needs and wants met. Etsy encourages personal connections between sellers and consumers. On Etsy you can connect with the handmade and crafty communities, and learn more about the process of making handmade goods like soaps, candles, ...more
This purple skunk greeting card doubles as a Valentine's Day card and a kid's birthday card. It depicts a smiling purple skunk holding a cute bouquet of flowers, an adorable tableau that will perk up your recipient's day. Check out this crafting video for the how-to. Card us ...more
Valentine's Day is super stressful. From getting a gift that's personal but not TOO personal (like Spanx because she always complains about her muffin top, for instance) to picking out a bouquet of her favorite flowers, you probably have a lot on your plate. Make your dessert ...more
Your name doesn't have to be Martha Stewart in order for you to craft something beautiful for your amor on Valentine's Day. In fact, all you need to know is a few basic origami folding skills. Take a look at this origami folding video to learn how to build a simple spring peo ...more
This origami video tutorial shows how to make a box with a lid out of two sheets of paper. This fold makes a great gift box for small presents. This is relevant with the upcoming holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and Valentine's Day all around us. It's also a good idea for add ...more
You've got a great gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Awesome. Now, how are you going to present that lovely gift of yours? Wrapping paper? Cardboard box? Decorative bag? If any of those things are your answer—you're not trying hard enough. If you've got a small gif ...more
We believe that cupcakes are as cute and pretty as they come, but when they're given out as party favors (pending they don't get entirely eaten beforehand) they have to be packaged and carried home. But don't dampen the beauty of these miniature cakes by stuffing them in insu ...more
Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. Danish woven hearts are part of every kid's childhood (or they should be). When weaving, your hearts ripped as you wove or ...more
Are you looking for a unique type of flower that will never wilt or die? Check out this tutorial for a cool, homemade alternative to the silk variety. All you need to make these flowers is some funky colored paper. Follow along with the video and see just how easy it is to mak ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper flower using napkins. First, roll the paper over to one side and then start to roll it up with the other side as well. As you do this, the napkin will start to roll into the shape of a rose. When finished, you will pull out the ed ...more
In this video we learn how to make a decorative paper rose. First, take a piece of paper and cut several heart shapes out of it, making them different sizes. Once these are cut out, curl the edge over with a toothpick, pencil, or by hand. Set these aside, then use a grab a gre ...more
This craft shown in the video is a great craft for children or adults. Materials you will need are: 1. Construction paper (square big enough to trace your hand) 2. Scotch tape 3. Scissors 4. Pencil 5. Green long pipe cleaners Trace your hand on the square of paper. Cut your ha ...more
This origami flower is not very difficult to fold. Watch this instructional origami video to fold an intricate flower from one small piece of origami paper. The instructor holds the origami paper in front of a bouquet of pink flowers for inspiration.
This video demonstrates very clearly and hence you can easily learn the method quickly. The materials needed for making rose bouquet are a square paper and glue. The square paper should be pink in color. Now fold a triangle and then fold in 2 outer edges. Create a petal fold a ...more
Martha Stewart and kids editorial director Jodi Levine shares ideas for decorating Easter eggs with crepe paper. Crepe paper is one of my favorite materials. It's actually tissue paper that has been reinforced with sizing and "creped," a crinkling method that yields a medium t ...more
This is a fun demonstration that ends with teaching you how to fold a paper heart using the techniques of 3-D origami. This is a fun and creative gift for Valentine's Day, and anyone who can fold paper can make it!
This video arts and crafts tutorial will show you how to make an absolutely adorable valentine with a surprise in the middle. This paper design project is super cute and easy, and your Valentine will love their cute suspension card.
Pick a pansy for your love - one that will last longer than a few days, as a real pansy would - by folding this easy origami pansy. It can be made in any color you'd like, and you can even craft a bouquet to give to your sweetheart this Valentine's Day.
Baking extraordinaire Lily Vanilli has made some just-slightly-too-realistic-to-look-yummy bleeding heart cakes for people to give to their respective beaus on Valentine's Day. While it's pretty tricky to get your hands on one made by Lily herself, you can make one yourself if ...more
We would never turn down real, super fragrant roses and peonies. But to be honest, getting dead or dying flyers is not all that attractive, especially since they wilt a few days in. Give your Valentine everlasting flowers this V Day by folding them from paper and then placing ...more
This is a fun activity that children can do. Parents Magazine and Better TV shows you how kids can make a beautiful Mother's Day Bouquet. You will need paper plates, scissors, paper clips, colored paper and colored pens.
Here's an easy way to decorate your Valentine's Day handmade cards, gift wrap, envelopes, or gifts. Prima roses are teeny paper roses you can certainly purchase at a store, but they're a lot cheaper to make at home. Make your own baby Prima Roses. Use your Cricut or paper pun ...more
Drugstore valentines? Pssh, why would you want to get the same cards every other kid is passing around on Valentine's Day when you can make your own? This video shows how to origami a heart-shaped valentine, equipped with an arrow shot through the center of the heart. It's ju ...more
While this ornament gift card holder is indeed intended for Christmas gift giving, it can be easily modified into an egg or heart shape for Easter and Valentine's Day, respectively. Check out this paper crafting video to learn how to make this adorable gift card holder.
You can create a bouquet of these pretty blooms from the same stuff you wrap presents with. But the best part? No watering!
This tutorial video will help you to create an extremely adorable lollipop holder. This paper lollipop holder is a cute gift for kids and friends on special days like Valentine's day.
Check out this great Valentine's Day craft idea from Crayola in this how to video. You can learn how to make a personalized 3-D heart pouch that is perfect for you or that special Valentine. You will need markers, crayons, school glue, colored pencils, scissors, colored paper, ...more
Make a bouquet of origami flowers with an explanation of how to fold a stem that is made of paper.
If you're new to iris folding, then let this beautiful Valentine's Day project be your introduction to this complexly layered yet easy to do paper folding style. Iris folding is based on the iris, or opening, of a camera, with multiple layers folding on top of one another unti ...more
Give your heart this year to your Valentine. But more than likely, your lady friend is looking for a little more than that. That's why this origami heart is perfect for a gift. It involves you putting effort into the present, it's symbolic of your love for her, plus— it's made ...more
Hello, my name is Nicole Valentine and on behalf of Expert Village, I'm here to talk to you about how to coordinate birthday games for a birthday party. Now let's talk about another common game that you can use at a birthday party. And you may recall this game from youth. Pape ...more
To make a paper flower mistletoe kissing ball, cut leaf petal shapes out of green paper. Apply glue to white wire berries and attach them in between four paper petals. Wrap the ends of the petals with wire to secure the bouquet. Adjust the leaves as desired. Snip the excess wi ...more
If the foam calla lily is too advanced for your kids, and the foam violets are too much purple for the eyes, then try out these simple flowers. Make a whole bouquet of them with your kids! They are really simple to make, and only require these materials: * Construction paper ...more