Sharing The Love: Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts

Love is in the air do, do, do, do, do, do, love is the air! Yes Valentine’s Day is pretty much upon us. What’s that you say? You’ve forgotten to get the one you love a present? Never fear, for I have spent an evening creating a wonderful list of gifts of love you can make for your partner, your kids, your cat, yourself, basically anyone you truly love. And they’ll never know you may have, sort of, forgot. Obviously these work for other occasions, like anniversaries, saying sorry for forgetting anniversaries. You get the picture.

The full Pinterest Board is here, but here are a few of my favourites….

Printable Breakfast in Bed Kit…

Last Minute Valentines

Valentines for boys (both little and big). If you have any children in your house it’s likely you’ll be regularly stepping on these things (followed by a tiny bit of swearing)…

Last Minute Valentines

You make my heart soar! Printable paper aeroplanes…

Last Minute Valentines

Because, chocolate…

Last Minute Valentines

Because, hot fudge…

Last Minute Valentines

Who doesn’t love a bit of origami?

Last Minute Valentines

And finally, or all the cat ladies (and men) out there, there’s nothing to be ashamed of…

Last Minute Valentines for cats

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Craft Fails: Nailed it!

You’ve been sucked into Pinterest for hours. Just like a trip to Ikea, you only meant to get one thing, but find yourself looking at stuff you really don’t need, but are successfully convincing yourself that you do (more cushions anyone?).

You’ve pinned a couple of tutorials and decided: ‘Yeah, dip dying looks easy. I’m doing that! I could sell the things! It would be amazing! That’s it. I’m quitting my job on Monday and I’m setting up a dip dye business.’ Or something like that. Not speaking from personal experience of course… Anyway, you get round to buying all the stuff you need. Spend a significant amount time following all the instructions and ta da! It looks absolutely nothing like it was supposed to. In fact, the chances of you being able to sell it are nil. Even the charity shop would reject it.

If this is you, do not fear. You are not alone.  In fact it would appear that the Internet is awash with craft fails. But rather than be despondent, let’s celebrate those great triers of the craft world.

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ImageI have discovered several blogs that list either their own, or the best fails they’ve found and there are some absolute corkers. Here are five of my favourites (from epic failure blog Craft Fail)…

 In at number 5… Crayon candles

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Number 4… Chocolate kiwi lollipops

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Number 3… String balloons

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Number 2 … Marbled nail varnish

ImageAnd smashing it at failing, in at number 1 is…

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You can submit your own fails to Craft Fail here, and there’s also sites like Pintrosity and Pintester who do the fail so you don’t have to. Obviously having never having had a craft disaster myself, ahem, then I cannot submit. However, I have made a Pinterest board of some of my favourite Craft Fails and it only sucked away about an hour of my life making it. Winning!