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15 creative ideas for Valentine’s Day

Oh la la. Love is in the air .. and in your kitchen and craft room. Happy February! The day of love is approaching. For some, this day is one of the most dreadful days of the year. Over the decades, Valentine’s Day has been sold to us as the day of true love, romance and pink confetti. Well, guess what? It’s not. It can be for some, but it’s mostly purely a stereotypical way of thinking of it. In real life, (where confetti might still exist..), V Day is also a day of gathering friends and family, show your appreciation for them or simply spend it alone and celebrate the wisdom that loving yourself is the first step of being loved by others. Hence, February 14 shouldn’t been considered as the day of cheesy romance, but rather showing the love for others, whoever it is. Therefore, I’ve collected 15 creative ideas for Valentine’s Day for you online to give you some inspiration.

I hope you enjoy. And remember, dumb the traditions and give yourself a sugar boost, and your friends too. If you still fancy the romantic part of V Day, then you’ll find some creative ideas to get crafty. I’ll be back with more on Valentine’s Day soon. Valentines_Special_1 1. Plant a lovely hyacinth and give it to someone as shown by Passionshake or print cute little notes from Sugar & Cloth’s free printables.

Valentines_Special_7 2. Create some fun packaging and date idea arrows from Sugar & Cloth.

Valentines_Special_6 3. Treat your friends, family and loved ones with some hand made cookies or hand painted macaroons from Sugar & Cloth.

Valentines_Special_2 4. Send a box of freshly baked mini heart donuts from The Alison Show to someone or bake Raspberry tea cakes from Style Sweet Ca.

Valentines_Special_3 5. Send some lovely messages like from Camille Style or print your own heart notes with printables from Lovely Indeed.

Valentines_Special_5 6. Create a pretty table decoration with love cookies from Sweet Style Blog or personalise your gift wrapping with hand-painted calligraphy from Sugar & Cloth.

ValentinesDay_8 7. Decorate with love 

Valentines_Special_4 8. Send love mail around like this from Sugar & Cloth or this from Little big bell.

Christmas Decoration Trends 2014

Xmas Decor2 Happy Holidays I shall say? According to the pictures, yes. I think you have noticed by now that I’m kind of in the feeling already. It caught me this weekend when I was thinking about how to decorate our house this year. Sadly enough, I didn’t decorate the last two years, cause I was relatively lazy. Hence, I really feel I have to compensate this year. Therefore, I took a tour through glorious Pinterest to get some inspirations and I came back with this – my personal interpretation of Christmas Decoration Trends 2014. (At this point I want to thank Pinterest of its existence – I can’t live without you anymore!)

Are you also in christmassy mood already? Do you want to know what some of the hottest Christmas Decoration Trends are for this year? I assume yes. Get ready for a colorful Holiday Season 2014. I cover alternative christmas tree designs, gift wrapping ideas, loads of gold and bottle brushes.

Xmas Decor5 Wood is the keyword. I found these cute little wooden christmas trees from WoodWoolStool. Aren’t they lovely? You can buy them on Ingrid’s Etsy shop. I spy that All the Luck in the World made use of Ingrid’s alternative christmas tree idea as well already. These wooden trees are great, cause they are sustainable and you can decorate them every year differently. If it floats your boat, you can even paint them every year differently.

Stitching and neon colors are two other trends I considered to be interesting this year. 101Woonideeen shows how to use both trends in one with this wall mobilé. What do you think about this? I love it. If you scroll down you will find more color trends and wall decoration. While writing this post, I’m getting all these great Xmas DIY ideas I need to share with you in the next post.
Xmas Decor4 Besides, neon shades, pink and pastel colors, I believe gold plays a big role, at least for me. Ifra Lahell‘s pretty Christmas balls combine pastel colors and gold. I’m certain they would look great in a Scandinavian designed home. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Ifra showed this Holiday decor on her Norwegian blog. I think I just found another favorite blog. Check out her Pinterest here.

The second version of Ingrid’s wooden Christmas tree is also super cute. 101Woonideeen has another version, which you can also build yourself at home. I also love the garland. Find the step-by-step guide here.

Xmas Decor6 Did you notice these great paper stars? I think the first time I saw them was in Sweden during the Christmas season. They made the city look so much cozier, due to the warm light. At IKEA they are called Stråla and they exist in several colors every year. However, these paper stars from Blog wunderschön-gemacht I like, cause they are used as wall decor. Stråla from IKEA are actually lights. I like both versions, but the paper stars for the wall are a great alternative and totally on trend. You find them everywhere. So on Selina Lake’s blog. Check it our here.

Xmas Decor1 Have you ever seen a washi tape Christmas tree? Definitely a durable version of the modern Christmas tree. Or let’s say easy removable version, in case you get sick of it. I have it say, I love it. Especially how this ‘tree’ was decorated. It could be also a cute idea for girl’s room.

Pink and neon together with black and white – a great combination, especially when you open any 101Woonideeen magazine. That’s why I enjoy reading it so much and why I bombard you with ideas from them here. Above, a nice idea how to even decorate your home office christmassy. Easy and done in seconds, but with a wow effect.

The picture with the gold leaf I decided to put here cause of two reasons. 1) My favorite color is gold, besides pink and pastel and neon and so on. 2) Cause it shows me preparing Christmas gift wrapping. You can easily use some glue and attach a layer of gold leaf to create a shining effect for any gift.

Xmas Decor3 Well, first I thought, what a stupid idea – why would you spray paint bottle brushes and use them as christmas trees.. However, then I realised – oh my, that’s brilliant. Sometimes I ask myself how people can think of those super creative ideas. Pinterest is full of them. Again, yes, I love Pinterest. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have discovered the bottle brushes from 101Woonideeen. You can find the DIY here. Creating them will cost you only 21€ and 45 minutes – great, huh?

Now, what do you think about my Piñata Christmas ball wall decor? Funny, right? If you have very good imagination, you can see Rudolph as well.

If you arrange a friends or blogger get together during the Christmas season, I recommend looking on 101Woonideeen for inspiration. I found this christmassy table setting with paper confetti, hand-drawn Christmas glass balls and of course the cake. A party is no party without a proper cake. I guess you agree here.

The tassels and sequins I bought in Utrecht at Beadies. I’m going to use them in a Christmas DIY project, which I’m going to share with you in another post. Of course there will be more Christmas posts. We are only in November – there is enough time. Don’t you worry! Here with I hop over to the last image and then I saw good bye and let the Holidays begin.

Yvesstown Colorful bottle brushes again and a car carrying a lonely green bottle brush tree. Phew – I think I used bottle brush and Christmas approximately 10 times in this single post. That should boost my SEO for sure. So if you need to get more bottle brush inspiration, visit Yvestown.

What do you think Christmas 2014 will look like? What will it look in your home? I’m curious. Share your thoughts below. I’m happy to give you shopping tips as well.

You can also find more tips and decoration ideas here. I’m also going to update you regularly on crafty Christmas projects here.

Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas. Oh Tannenbaum (that’s German).

4 Steps to a new Tea Box

DIY Tea Box I’m not gonna lie guys, mod podge is surprisingly a multifunctional life-safer. Yes, you can glue anything with it. Me and podge we were going for the tea box. The boring wooden thing already captured my crafty attention for a while and last weekend finally, the time had come. I decided giving it a new look in 4 easy steps. The good thing is, you only need a decent amount of mod podge, a brush, paper and a cup of tea of course. Happy mod-podging.

Learn how to quickly transform a plain tea box into a lovely looking addition to your kitchen and tea assortment after the jump. Continue reading

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