We’re big fans of Valentine’s Day here at Spicers - what better opportunity to take a moment and step away from the hustle and bustle of busy lives to remind your loved one quite how much you appreciate them?! Why not embrace your creativity and enjoy one of the crafts below to help spread the love!
Remind your Valentine of your love, devotion and crafting skills every time they enter the front door with a handmade door wreath. Rag wreaths create a simple but effective look! Simply collect a selection of ribbons or cut rags, all cut to the same length (approx. 5”), fold each ribbon in half then loop around a firm piece of wire. Upon completion the wire can be bent into a heart shape, then arrange the ribbons/rags around it for maximum effect, then simply add a longer length of ribbon or string and hang from either your front door and nearby hook - A Valentine’s gift to be treasured long after the national day.
For a gift that definitely won’t hang around, try adding a twist to the traditional chocolates by making chocolate dipped marshmallows. Quick and straight forward to prepare this gift is guaranteed to delight! Simply melt a 100g bar of milk chocolate in a bain-marie and remove the bowl from the heat. Dip the marshmallows into the chocolate and completely cover before sprinkling with chopped almonds, desiccated coconut or hundreds and thousands sprinkles then place, bottom down, on a wire rack for about an hour to set. If there’s any remaining chocolate after you’ve used all of your marshmallows why not turn into cornflake or rice crispy cakes and revisit your childhood?
If thoughtfulness is your forte, then a jar of hearts could be the perfect Valentine’s gift for you with a little romance and sprinkle of imagination the possibilities are endless and can be done on the smallest of budgets. Simply select the best size and shaped jar from recycling and soak in warm soapy water before cleaning off any labels, the jar can then be decorated with ribbon, decorated with jewelled embellishments or a painted design. Then you can fill it with an assortment of heart-shaped handwritten notes. The notes could detail all the reasons why you love your Valentine, options of future date nights or even pledges for the year to come (e.g. trips out or preparing favourite meal). Add a generous pinch of table confetti as a finishing touch!
If you’re looking for an extra gift to accompany your handmade creations, or if crafting just isn’t for you, why not check out our Valentine’s hamper collection to make this year a memorable one! https://www.spicersofhythe.co.uk/valentines-day/