A scattering of pink and red petals and a few wispy buds, positioned just so, summon a fleeting "I love you" moment. Choose a spot sure to meet your beau's or belle's gaze: in the entryway of your home, atop a table as an intimate prelude to dinner, or on a pillow. The silhouette is bound to elicit an endearing response.
Warm someone up by adding a handwritten note to a tea bag.
Cut two hearts out of red construction paper using a heart-shaped crafter's hole punch (available at crafts stores). Use a metallic pen to write a short message on one of the hearts. Next, remove a tea-bag tag and, at the end of the string, affix two hearts, back-to-back, using double-sided tape or a stapler. Package bags to give as a present, or steep one in hot water and serve.
Get your baby ready to fight the winter chill: a festive pilot's cap embellished with felt hearts helps keep tiny ears toasty.
Cut two large hearts from felt. Then use a needle and thread to stitch them to the cap at three points. If you want the decoration to be permanent, affix hearts with fabric glue before sewing.
The secret to capturing a heart is to use a button -- at least when the heart in question is made of felt. Create this no-sew decoration for Valentine's Day: Cut hearts from pink and red felt based on the size of a shirt's buttons (ours are cut from 1-inch squares). Fold each in half horizontally, and cut a vertical slit, or buttonhole, about the same size as the button. To wear, button up shirt, and then slip hearts over buttons.
A valentine of any age will enjoy the fun messages that this arrangement delivers. Pastel candy hearts proclaiming "class act" and "be true" and tulips in complementary colors, such as creamy 'Cheers,' pale-pink 'New Design,' and 'Apricot Beauty,' convey your feelings with more than words.
A rose by any name smells sweet -- so why not create place cards decorated with blooms for a romantic dinner for two?
Fold a 3-by-8-inch piece of card stock in half, inscribe it with a name, and cut a small hole in the crease. Trim a rose stem to 2 1/2 inches; slide it through the hole. Place in a plastic floral tube.
Kids can create this card by making signs out of construction paper, doilies, and adhesive letters from an office-supply store. Photograph your children holding the signs, then let them tape the pictures to construction paper and fold the card accordion-style.