It’s kind of funny how some of the simplest projects turn out to be the most popular. I wish I had a good radar for this, but sometimes making projects is just like rolling the dice, but these four Valentine’s DIY’s that I made last year were the most popular. I have to say that my DIY xoxo gift wrap was a personal favorite! Can you guess what the reader favorite was? Hint: if hipster cupid shot arrows…
In case you were ever wondering if there was such a thing as friendly dynamite… the answer is yes. Not only is it friendly but it’s full of pretty surprises and love notes (at least my version is) with this DIY You’re Dynamite Valentine for this month’s 12 Months of Martha.
Can you guess what this little bundle of Cupid is made of? That’s right, an old seasoning container. Let’s not pretend that you aren’t looking for a good reason to buy the hot chocolate mix or can of Pringles, and I’m happy to support the habit for you to recycle them to make inexpensive I love you’s. If you are one of the die hards still sticking to your New Year’s resolution, you can just use an old mailing tube..
You may or may not have gathered by my caliber of cheesy jokes and constant home decor projects that I’m much more of a homebody than I am a partier. However, a New Year’s eve party that includes cupcakes and sparkles, I can get behind that (nevermind the fact that this description could also be 90% of little girls’ birthday parties).
Now, this may be a bit hasty to say but this countdown cupcake DIY seriously takes all of four seconds to make. All you have to do is stick a few numbered sparkler cake candles into cupcakes or your favorite dessert and light them one by one until the clock strikes midnight! Easy peasy, and perfect for last minute celebrations.
You can buy numbered or lettered gold cake sparklers at any local party store or specialty paper and craft stores.
Have I told you in the last week how much I love really easy projects? Well, it’s true, and this DIY for wood veneer confetti and gift tags is seriously the easiest thing you can make. Cool thing about simple projects made from wood is that they almost always come out looking like they take far more effort than they really do. My DIY stump side tables are another great example in case you don’t believe me.
To make this little confetti and gift tag set, all you need is:
- Real wood veneer edging (a roll is only $7 or buy it local by the yard for less)
- Heavy duty hole punch
- Gold leaf pen
To make the gift tags, cut 3 inch long strips of veneer from the roll and then snip a small triangle from one end to make a flag shape.
Next, use the whole punch to make a whole to tie the flags onto gifts, and then write the lucky loved ones name on them with a gold leaf pen.
After making the tags you’ll realize that the confetti practically makes itself with the bits and pieces left over. Continue punching and cutting shapes to make a full set of wooden confetti!