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Top Trends for Valentine's Day
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Top Trends for Valentine's Day

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Valentine’s Day serves as an important reminder to take a step back from the day-to-day in order to show some appreciation for the loved ones in our lives, whether they be partners, friends, or family.

At Hobbycraft we are firm believers that handmade is best and we want to help you put this mantra into practice by creating a card or gift that’s full of sentimentality and love.

Here are some of the top Valentine’s crafting trends  – sure to put a smile on the face of any recipient.

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Top Trends for Valentine's Day

Personalised Papercraft

How to Make a Cricut Explore Valentines Card 

Giving someone a handmade card or papercraft project is not only a creatively fulfilling way to spend and hour or so – but also shows the recipient just how much they mean to you! Here are a few brand new projects to get your creative cogs whirring.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to involve love hearts and roses – take a look at this fantastic space themed card project for example, which features a revolving rocket!

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How to Make a Valentine’s Scrapbook Layout

 

If there’s just not enough room to convey your love through a card – go the whole hog and create Valentine’s scrapbook! There are tonnes of new papercraft products on the Hobbycraft online store that’d be the perfect addition to your pages. Take a look at the post above for some composition and design tips and tricks.

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How to Make a Valentine’s Day Photo Frame Card

Create the ultimate personalised card by using a sentimental photograph and some new Hearts & Crosses Photo Frames for that professional finish that we all crave. Take a look at the blog post above for the low-down on how the papercraft products are pieced together.

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Handmade Gifting

How to Make Three Embroidered Heart Hoops

 

 

These gorgeous embroidered hoops make the perfect gift and look fantastic hung up on a wall. Our haberdashery expert, Kathi, has written an in-depth tutorial for each of the designs above, including templates and different stitch techniques. If you’re looking to get started with embroidery then this is the perfect post to have stumbled upon!

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How to Make a Pyrography Home Plaque 

 

Pyrography is another hot trend this year – and if you’re looking to learn a new skill that will help you when it comes to gifting, then this really is the craft for you. Take a look at the above tutorial to see how easy it is to transfer any design onto wood and burn it in for a personalised, yet professional finish

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How to Make Three Valentines Day Mini Quilts 

Quilting is a meditative pass time, and one that is experiencing a resurgence thanks to modern quilt designers such as Maura Ambrose of Folk Fibers. This above tutorial will show you how to create three different mini quilt designs, which is the perfect starting point for anybody new to the process. These mini quilts work well as decoration on a wall, as well as plant pot holders.

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Alternative Valentine’s Gift Wrap

 

When it comes to Valentine’s, the gift wrap can be part of the gift! There are so many innovative ways to package your loved-one’s gifts to take them to the next level – take a look at the list below for some inspiration.

How to Make Painted Love Heart Gift Boxes 

 

These Mache Heart Boxes not only protect the enclosed gifts but are also a gift themselves as a storage box that can be reused over and over again. Ditch the wrapping paper this year and paint your box in any way that you fancy. Take the above boxes as an example, inspired by the classic love heart sweets of our childhoods. Read the tutorial to find out how they were made

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How to Make a Confetti Tray 

 

These confetti trays are a super fun way to present your gifts to your loved ones – and again, can be reused over and over to hold cups of tea or crafting supplies. Take a look at the above tutorial to find out how they’ve been made using only a few crafting supplies and a Wooden Tray! 

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How to Make Ombre Dyed Favour Bags

 

These gloriously rustic favour bags are so simple to make at home using fabric dyes, and make the perfect reusable gift bag. Why not bulk dye a pack of Ivory Favour Bags and use them throughout the year for smaller gifts? Have a read of the above tutorial to find out how they’re made.

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Kids Crafts for Friends and Family

How to Make a Kid’s Valentine’s Day Selfie Frame Card

 

This card uses lots of fun love heart stickers and a pretty photo frame to add a pristine personalised touch – the perfect card for Mum or Dad this Valentine’s day!

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How to Make a Best Friends Box 

Show your friends some love this Valentine’s Day with this adorable best friends trinket box – complete with a personalised photograph in the lid. This project uses the Wooden Photo Box, available at Hobbycraft online and in store. What secret treasures do you think your best friend would keep inside?

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How to Make a Clay Best Friend Necklaces

Here’s another perfect make for you and your best friend to share. This necklace is super simple to make and will allow you and your friend to be connected wherever you may go.

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Bridal Made Easy

 

If you’ve recently become engaged, we have loads of fantastic new blog posts and crafty projects to help you on your way with planning your dream wedding! Take a look below for a small selection of posts to start you off. There’s so many things to think about when it comes to weddings – so let us do some of it for you.

How to Start Planning Your Wedding

 

This is a handy holy grail post to serve as a starting point after the enormity of your project ahead dawns on you! There’s no need to panic – we’ve got everything covered from table settings to corsages. Take a few deep breaths and have a read.

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How to Style Your Rustic Wedding

The first in our series of wedding theme guides, rustic weddings are hot this year and we have so many products, tips, and tricks to help you curate a perfectly quaint wedding. Keep your eyes peeled for further posts in this series – we’ll be discussing botanical, traditional, bright, and metallic wedding themes!

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