If you are looking for some fun project ideas for Valentines Day, then you are in the right place! Our Altered Project Designers have been busy creating a great assortment of projects, both big and small, for decorating and giving away to those we love.
Valentines Decor Set, by Wendy Antenucci.
I wanted to create a few projects for around the house for Valentine's so I began looking around for some inspiration.
Valentines Subway Art Canvas, by Wendy Antenucci.
My first piece I decided on was the Subway Art piece that I downloaded from the Silhouette site. I chose to turn my canvas around to give a shadow box feel because I love the feel of banners and wanted to create some to drape around the art piece. Once I finished gluing all of the individual letters down for the subway art I added my heart banners, outlined my words and added a clay bird I had made.
Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Punch; Kiss Me: Bouquet Kisses, Love Notes, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Designer Tape: Teal Stripe
Valentines Topiary, by Wendy Antenucci.
For my second project, I began to make some roses for a topiary. For this topiary, using a 5" styrofoam ball, I used 9 sheets of paper and cut my flowers out at 2 1/2" each. I used hot glue to hold each flower quickly and easily.
Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Punch, Sprinkles & Lace Ice; Lovey Dovey: Love Is In The Air; Kiss Me: Bouquet Kisses, Love Notes, Borders; Birthday Girl: Dancing Queen; Ciao Chip Everyday Elements: Clouds
Valentines Candy Jar, by Wendy Antenucci.
My final piece of decor was a candy jar to hold my favorite treat - m&m's! I knew I wanted to use the cute mustache and lips from the Kiss Me collection and pinwheels are always fun touches. With the addition of a doily and a few pieces from the various Bella collection we have an adorable candy jar that I might decide to share with my kids - not quite sure about that one yet!
Kiss Me: Love Notes, Borders & Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Ciao Chip Everyday Elements: Stars & Hearts; Crochet Flowers: Juniper; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers
Embossed Pillow Boxes, by Jennifer Edwardson.
These clear pillow boxes that come in different sizes are fabulous. I love a pillow box for everything from candies to gift cards. And these clear boxes can be used for anything and can be embossed using your favorite embossing template too.
I used a couple of different circle patterned embossing folders and added some great papers, stickers and designer tape as well. A crochet flower mixed with a few precision cut flowers worked well on the box filled with chocolate kisses! These fun pillow boxes combined with Kiss Me are perfect for Valentine's Day. I can't wait to share them with the people I love :)
Kiss Me: Flutter, Love Notes, Borders & Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Crochet Flowers: Dahlia; Designer Tape: Hot Pink Dot, Piggy Pink Stripe, Punch Chevron; Miniatures: Baby Boy
Embossed Glassine Bags, by Jennifer Edwardson.
I absolutely LOVE these glassine bags. They are super fun on their own, but they’re even more fun when they are embossed. I ran them through my Big Shot, using a different embossing folder for each one.
Using the borders, I created a folded over 'top' for each and embellished the bags using different stickers on each. Filled with Valentine's candies, they're ready to give to a few special people on February 14th.
Kiss Me: Love Notes, Borders & Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers
Candy Boxes, by Jennifer Edwardson.
I am a sucker for cute little boxes and these were no exception. I cut the patterned papers to size, sanded the edges and adhered them on all sides and the top.
For the larger box (4 x 4"), I added a sentiment sticker on top with some hearts, both precision cut and ciao chip too. I LOVE the new hot pink dot desinger tape and ribbon folded it back and forth at the edge of the lid. A love flag tucked into the hearts made it complete.
For the smaller box (3 x 3"), I did the same with the patterned paper and covered all the sides but for the top I layered pieces of patterned paper using 3D foam and then wrapped the box closed with some twine. I added a couple of sentiment stickers to finish it off. Completely ready to fill with candies and give for Valentine's Day.
Kiss Me: Bouquet Kisses, Mustache Love, Love Notes, Flutter, True Love, Borders & Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Punch; Flags: Love; Miniatures: Card Sentiments; Crochet Flowers: Dahlia; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Designer Tape: Hot Pink Dot
Chocolate Vase, by Jennifer Edwardson.
Kiss me is the perfect collection for Valentine's Day and I love that it is not completely red & pink. Love the blue and brown and mustaches too. I love a bouquet of flowers, but I love a bouquet of chocolate even more :) I added candy sticks to the back of my favorite chocolate hearts and got to work making it all look pretty.
The cute cuts are some of my favorite pieces of every Bella release and I made full use of them for decorating these pieces. I even cut a few shapes from the borders too. A few border strips and twine around the vase with krinkle cut paper inside to hold the chocolate flowers in place and it is ready to give for Valentine's Day (or keep – I haven't decided yet ;))
Kiss Me: Bouquet Kisses, Mustache Love, Love Notes, Flutter, Borders & Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits
Paper Fortune Cookies, by Jennifer Edwardson.
These are so fun and super quick and easy to personalize for any occasion. I created my own 'fortunes' to add inside with message such as 'can I take you out for a milkshake?' and 'you make my heart skip a beat'. Decorate them a little or a lot. However you choose to use them they're sure to be a hit!
Start with pattered paper circles, fold in half and pinch in the center of the fold.
Open to fold the opposite edges. Run a small line of glue along half of the circle as shown (making sure to not add too much glue or your cookie won't fold) and tuck your fortune in side as shown.
Keep closed with a few mini clothespins until your glue dries.
Once dry, gently push in the center of the bottom as shown. This should fold in quite easily as this was your original 'pinch' of the paper.
As you push the center of the bottom, gently pull the open edges together to form your cookie shape. Add a glue dot or quick dry glue where the paper tocuhes on the inside of the cookie and set aside to dry.
Embellish as desired and enjoy!
Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle McIntosh, Freestyle Peep, Freestyle Cotton Candy; Button Market: Pink Flowers; Kiss Me: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Ciao Chip Versatile Elements: Stars & Hearts; Miniatures: Family, Card Sentiments