20 Last Minute Valentines and Block Party

Valentine's Day is like 2 days away and I haven't done a thing, awww!  Anyone else in the same boat?  Luckily for all of us, there are lots of great last minute valentines out there.  Here are 20 plus ideas that will make making homemade valentines a cinch!
20 last minute valentines great DIY printables
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30 Valentine’s Day Crafts, Treats, and More and Block Party

Valentine's Day Crafts Treats and More
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20+ DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas and Block Party

Polly, here from Pieces by Polly as your host for this week.  Since working for Fairfield World a year or so ago, I've really fallen in love with pillows and deocr projects, so I thought it would be fun to go with a decor theme this week.   
I've been really busy the last couple weeks working on some Valentine projects.  You can find them here:
Geeky Chemistry Valentine Art (with Free Cutting Files) | Cuddle Heart Pillows and coordinating Cuddle Quilt with Shannon Fabrics Cudddle | Scrappy Heart Quilted Pillows This years my Valentine's crafting has been all about the red, white, and black, but in past years I focused more on less traditional colors and themes to we can use our Valentine's projects to add some love year round.  If you're not a fan of red and pink, you might like one of my older posts 14+ Off-Beat Valentine's Tutorials.
http://www.piecesbypolly.com/
 

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Boy Approved Valentines

With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought we'd go for a Round-Up focusing on the boys! Sometimes they get lost in all those red and pink hearts.
Boy Approved Valentines Ideas
Love You to the Moon and Back PillowMoon Pie Valentine's  | S'More Valentines | Minecraft ValentinesDinomite Valentines  | Lego Heart Valentine from Cap Creations | Sports Valentine Printables | I Mustache You a Question Valentines | Heart Soda Can Lights | Fish Valentines | Gummy Worm Valentines | Pizza Heart Bites It's time for another Block Party hosted by Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly
Polly here from Pieces by Polly as your host for this week.   
http://www.piecesbypolly.com/
I've been busy with Valentine's posts lately.  You might want to check out these
Easy Heart Cuddle Pillow |"LUV 2 READ" Conversation Heart Pillow | 14 Original Off-Beat Valentines for Boys and Girls.  

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Happy Hearts Crafts, Recipes and Party Ideas

 Heart crafts recipes and kid activities - Rae Gun Ramblings

Ruffle Heart Art  Heart Hand Warmers  | How to Make Heart Pockets

Heart Gum Drops |Ruffle Heart Shirt | Heart Mantel

Hidden Heart Bread|Conversation Heart Activities |Be Mine Heart Canvas

Chocolate Heart Pops | Heart Bath Bombs |Heart Fudge

Block Party is hosted by Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly

Rae Gun guest posting picture

Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings as your host this week. Hope you all had a fabulous week! This week I've got a bunch of Heart projects that were shared in last weeks party. It seems that love in is the air.

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Valentine’s Day Craft Tutorials and Treats

The day of hearts and love is coming in just less than three weeks! Do you decorate? Do you need a gift idea? Do you want to make a tasty treat? Well here are loads of cute Valentines day ideas to get you in the mood! (wink wink)
Valentines Day Craft Tutorials - Rae Gun Ramblings

Valentines Day Craft Tutorials - Rae Gun Ramblings

DIY Valentine Canvas-Making the World Cuter | Lovers Fingerprint Necklace-Rae Gun Ramblings | Dementor Kiss Aways-Pieces by Polly |

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Valentine Candy Bars-Keeping It Simple Crafts

Valentine Printables-Practical Mommy | Whipped Coconut Cream-Butter with a Side of Bread | Fabric Garland-Lizventures | Vanilla Coconut Lip/Hand Scrub Recipe-LWVogue

I Love You Embossed Jars-About Family Crafts | Glitter Nails-Two Keck Girls | 5 Minute Valentine Wreath-22 Applegate Lane | Cupid's Arrow Heart-Clover House

You're the Balm-Five Little Chefs | Soda Can Heart Lights-Crafty Journal | DIY Valentine's Snowglobe-Woods of Bell Trees | Red Velvet Cake Milkshake-My Organized Chaos

15 Minute Valentine Wreath-Sunshine and Hurricanes | Mason Jar Valentine's Day Gifts-Chocolate and Sunshine | Heart Ribbon Art-A Girl and a Glue Gun | Raspberry Angel Desserts-Summer Scraps

Lovebird Fudge-Hooplapalooza | Paper Heart Wreath-Blooming Homestead |Cherry Coke Cupcakes-Simply Stacie

Tiffany at Making the World Cuter

It's me, Tiffany hosting this week and I LOVE Valentines Day! Here are a few of years past Valentines projects.

Now let’s see what your favorite things are that you have been posting! It’s time for the block party! Link up here and be linked up to 4 fabulous blogs all at once!

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Valentine’s Day Baby Photo Ideas

Darling Valentine's Day baby picture idea with cute raegunshop.com ruffle diaper coves

I didn't get around to sending out Christmas cards. I thought about doing a New Years card but after seeing this darling customer appreciation picture I'm thinking a Valentine's day card would be so fun. To help I've thrown together a bunch of fun ideas for Valentine's Day photos outfits and prop ideas. This little lady above is Anabelle the sweet daughter of Melissa from My Bliss Photography. She is wearing my Love Bird Diaper covers. I just relisted those plus a few other Valentines appropriate outfits in my shop just in case any one wants to order in time for Valentine's pictures. The normal turnaround time is 2-3 weeks before shipping so the sooner the better!

Cute outfit and photo styling ideas for baby Valentine's Day photos

Adorable vintage inspired baby photoshoot with raegunshop.com jumper

And I shared this darling customer picture a few years ago but how could I not post it again. So darling right? This cutie pie is wearing my Classic Retro Ruffler.

Let’s connect! You can also find me hanging out here.

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Block Party: Crafty Valentine’s Day Projects Features

Burlap Covered Foam Core Letters from My Love to Create
Wineglass Lampshade from Wesens Art
Gooey Red Velvet Brownies from Beyond Frosting
DIY Heart Wall Art from Homey Oh My!
Valentine's Wreath from Nap-Time Creations
Valentine Mail Box Cake Pops from The Partiologist
Felt Hearts Headband from Kiddie Foodies
BlockParty
 
Today I, Beth am hosting my first Block Party. Having just joined in on all this linky party excitement, I'm thrilled to be your host and hope you party along with me and my fabulous co-hosts.
Block Party Link Party
For those of you, who have not yet visited my blog, Hungry Happenings, I create festive food and edible crafts for holidays and special occasions. I'm busy working on Valentine's Day projects, so this week's featured posts are all related to the most romantic of holidays.
 
We had so many fantastic blog posts linked up last week and I chose some of my favorite Valentine's Day projects to feature here today. Stop by and take a look at these wonderful tutorials and recipes.
 
Here are just a few of the fun tutorials shared by all of your Block Party hosts.
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Heart Pocket Tutorial + Bond Top Pattern Review

Darling kids dress and heart pocket tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

My cute friend Stacey from Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts has come come out with an awesome pattern with her company Beatnik Kids. I just adore The Bond Top pattern and am so excited to share my happy experiences with it. L loved it so much she's already planning on wearing it this Friday for her free dress day at school!

Quick and easy tutorial for how to make heart pockets. Cute for Valentines decor, clothing and more at Rae Gun Ramblings

I hacked the pattern a little bit to make it a dress and added some  heart pockets. Scroll down for my heart pocket tutorial. Before we get to that here are a few notes about the pattern that you might find helpful.

 Rave reviews for Beatnik Kids The Bond Top sewing pattern. How to make it into a dress and a tutorial for heart shaped pockets - Rae Gun Ramblings

Just for reference L is 5, skinny, but not short. Based on her measurements I cut a size 4 for her but lengthened it because she wanted a dress. To do that I angled the side out towards the size 8 hemline and then added another 3 inches.

Cute sewing pattern for kids. The Bond Shirt from Beatnik Patterns sewn by Rae Gun Ramblings

Confession: While I'm totally comfortable making princess dresses collars, plackets, and other menswear details always make me a bit nervous. Luckily the pattern and directions were really easy to follow so it went pretty well. I wouldn't think of this as a very beginner type of project but it's not particularly complicated either.

 How to make heart pockets sewing tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

Now, making your own heart shaped pockets is really easy. Make some to add to a cute Valentine's day outfit, add details to purse or even pillow cases. Really the possibilities for cuteness are endless.
  1. Make yourself a heart shaped pattern.
  2. For each pocket cut two fabric hearts.
  3. With right sides together sew around the edge of the heart leaving a small gap on one of the straight edges of the heart in order to flip it right side out. I used a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
  4. Wedge out the point of the heart and snip all around the heart up to the sewing line but not cutting the stitching.
  5. Flip right side out and iron down.
  6. Pin to your garment or project.
  7. Sew from the middle of the rounded edge, down around the point to the other rounded edge making sure to back stitch at be beginning and the end.

Easy tutorial on how to make heart shaped pockets - Rae Gun Ramblings

And there you go you have a cute little heart pocket! Thanks so much Stacey for inviting me to be a part of your pattern tour! See what other bloggers have done with this pattern all week long. Today Rachel from Once Upon a Sewing Machine is sharing her version too.

Bond Top Pattern Tour from Beatnik Patterns and discount code - Rae Gun Ramblings

In honor of the pattern tour and Kids Clothes Week, Beatnik Kids is be having a sale. Use the code BONDTOP to receive 2 dollars off the original $8 price. This is such a cute pattern if you have any inclination I suggest you snatch it up at this price!
Let’s connect! You can also find me hanging out here.
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Valentines Craft Ideas and Tutorials

I am sharing some fun Valentine posts that caught my eye from last week, and then of course some cute stuff from all the lovely hosts here. Be sure to pin the photos to your pin boards and if you love one of the features be sure to hop over and let them know where you found them! :)

Lots of awesome and easy DIY Valentine's Day Crafts and tutorials

1. Valentine Subway Art | 2. Heart of Gold Printable | 3. 3D Hearts | 4. Quill Art Heart | 5. Valentine Pinata Candy Cakes | 6. Chocolate Cherry Meringues | 7. Ombre Valentine Cake | 8. Valentine Petit Fours | 9. Book page Love Garland | 10. Free Printable Valentine Countdown | 11. Finger Light Valentine Printable | 12. Straw Valentine Cookies and Milk | 13. Valentine Spa Party | 14. Love Bug Craft | 15. Cute Valentine Tags | 16. Connected Heart Garland | 17. Conversation Heart Cheesecake | 18. Loom Bracelet Valentine Cards | 19. Glitter Clothespin Valentines

Lots of Cute Valentine Crafts on Making the World Cuter

Photo-Prop Valentines with Free Printable | Love Pillow | Mine Craft Valentines | Conversation Heart Banner

  It's time to party! Block Party Monday is here and we are ready to see all the great stuff that you've been up to! We LOVE that you join us each week...and if you're new to the party let us know! We want to get to know you! :)

Block Party Hosts:

Making the World Cuter | Sumo's Sweet Stuff | Raegun Ramblings | Keeping it Simple Crafts | You?

Block Party Hosts | Mondays @ Making the World Cuter, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Raegun Ramblings and Keeping it Simple Crafts

Looking for a new host!

Exciting news, as I'm sure you can see, we are on the lookout for a new host or two to join us! If you have a Monday link party that you would like to group into ours or you would just like to start one, then we would love to hear from you! (If you are interested your blog to get at least 30,000 page views a month and at least 25,000 unique visitors a month through Google Analytics. Email any one of the hosts above if you would like to be considered! We would like to find someone by the end of the week, so email quick!) This week I, Tiffany from Making the World Cuter is hosting this fab party, so grab a drink and a cookie from the snack table and get ready for a whole lot of cute! Tiffany at Making the World Cuter [Read more...]

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