valentine's crafts


The red, pink and purple color scheme gives so much cheer to anyone’s day, which is why I love Valentine’s decorations! Valentine’s Day is always such a fun date night for Joe and me, but to be honest, Galentine’s Day (Feb. 13th) can be equally as much fun. I’m a huge Parks & Recreation and Amy Poehler fan, and as far as I’m concerned, she made Galentine’s Day a nationally recognized holiday. (If you haven’t watched the show, it’s on Netflix… you have no excuse. Go binge watch!) One year, Andrea, and I went as far as to buy each other new watches for Galentine's Day! I love any excuse to throw a party with my girl friends; afterall, they’re the ones who will really appreciate the pink, purple and red pops of color in their lives!

This year, you should do something fun for your galentines, roommates, cousins, or any other women in your life. Add little pops of color around your apartment, make something, or just send a card. It always feels good to feel the love from your friends!

This year, I decided to do some Valentine’s crafts to get in the holiday spirit early! Below, you’ll see three of my favorite Valentine’s projects: DIY pom pom garlands, DIY Lush lip scrub, and DIY tassel garlands! Cheap, easy, and fun. Let’s get started!

1. DIY POM POM GARLAND

My dear friend, Chloe, got me hooked on pom poms when she sent me a garland to decorate my tree in December. I've since become obsessed. They are fun and easy to make, and have so many uses! Read more here in an interview about Chloe Towersey's apartment decor to see how she uses pom poms to embellish her curtains, storage baskets, Christmas tree, garlands, etc. I don't have much space in my apartment (as you probably know from my living big in small spaces post), so I love using garlands to decorate for holidays over my kitchen's french doors. They make great gifts for your galentine's or just an easy and quick way to brighten up your apartment for the holiday!

MATERIALS:

  1. Yarn

  2. Scissors

  3. Clover pom pom maker(s)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Follow this YouTube tutorial to make the pom pomps, and use the strings to tie pom poms onto one long piece of yarn used to create and hang the garland. I typically put between 9-12 pom poms on each garland.