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Blog Love #5 – Best Craft Blogs from Around the Web (Valentine’s Edition)

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Love is in the air (and especially around the blogosphere) at the moment as Valentine’s Day is almost upon us!

In case you’re thinking of creating a handmade gift for your friends or family this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a post on some of the best Valentine’s inspired craft projects that we’ve seen around the web in recent weeks. Enjoy!

1. XOXO Clay Pendant Necklace

This is a brilliant tutorial on how to make a clay XOXO pendant for a necklace by Linda over at A Sweet Afternoon. She explains step by step with photos about how to make this project using air dry clay, letter cutters and paint. The finished result is awesome!

2. Wool Valentine Card

Know any crochet or knitting enthusiasts? Why not make their Valentine’s Day by sending them this adorable “Wool You Be My Valentine Card”. The blogger behind this craft project is Stephanie from All About Ami. She has created a free printable to help you make this and there are plenty of photos that explain how to make it too.

3. No Sew Heart Coin Purse

Over at the Mark Montano blog, you can find out how to make a No Sew Heart Coin Purse – a cute Valentine’s gift for any special friend in your life. This tutorial uses red vinyl for the purse itself, but you could use a different type of fabric if you prefer.

4. DIY Conversation Heart Rings

We think these colorful giant conversation heart rings from Kelly at Studio DIY are sure to brighten up your friend’s day. They are made from hot glue and nail polish! Why not make some for your co-workers too?

5. DIY Heart Valentine Gloves

These DIY Heart Valentine Gloves from Elizabeth at Simple Simon and Company are possibly the sweetest pair of gloves we’ve ever seen. You won’t need to spend a lot of money making this gift for someone, all you’ll need is a pair of gloves (which you can pick up for a dollar), a little bit of felt, fabric glue and embroidery thread.

6. DIY Love Heart Earrings

We found these DIY Love Heart Stud Earrings over at Motte – these are made from modelling clay, ear posts and a little shimmery paint! You’ll find the full tutorial on how to make these over at the Motte blog.

7. Stone Wire Wrapped Bangles

Over at Made in a Day, we came across some stunning stone wire wrapped bangle bracelets. These are made using gold wire and large chunky statement beads or stones. Check out the sweetheart bracelet at the bottom of the tutorial – this one would make a gorgeous Valentine’s gift!

8. Love You Frame

The Love You Frame is a perfect valentines day gift for her or couple for an anniversary or birthday, and also makes a great birthday gift for a parent or child, friend or sibling.

Made with love for the ones you love, our frames are 25cm x 25cm and can be personalised with the names and/or dates of your choosing in the heart and the 'U' of 'YOU' if you like. You can also decide to do only one of the personalisations (ie. just names and no dates), or none. You can also select one of our backing papers to add an extra special personal touch to your personalised frame or insert your own once you receive the frame!

9. Family Tree Frame

The Family Tree Frameis the perfect valentines day gift for her or any member of your family for their birthday, anniversary, house-warming or just because. (Perfect for granny or gramps!) It makes the perfect wall art, and is a constant reminder of the love and warmth a growing family brings.

10. Hand In Love Frame

The Hand in Love Frame is a perfect gift for a couple's anniversary - dating or married. It also makes a great gift for any wedding occasion. If you are looking for a gift for a shower, engagement party, or wedding, this frame is perfect. I also love this gift for a family with both a son and a daughter.

11. Better Together Frame

The Better Together Frame is a perfect valentines day gift for her a couple for an anniversary, add some rose petals, glass colored pebbles and various different backing papers to suit every taste. 

We hope you enjoy checking out these Valentine’s inspired craft and jewelry-making projects as much as we did. Don’t forget, we have our own Valentine’s jewelry-making tutorial for you this week on our blog – see how to make a beaded charm bracelet for Valentine’s Day here.