Didn't get an early start on your Valentine's Day prep? No worries! Here are three are three ways to you can get ready right now.
DOWNLOAD FREE CARDS(Photo courtesy of How About Orange)
How About Orange blogger Jessica Jones rounded up a gaggle of adorable cards that you can download for free. Print on cardstock and slip one to your sweetheart. Snag them here.
DRESS UP STOREBOUGHT CUPCAKES(Photo by Jessica Leigh Hester)
No time to bake? It just takes a few seconds to add some charm to grocery store goodies. The key to adding a Valentine's Day twist to everyday baked goods? A sweet homemade cupcake topper. Use a heart-shaped craft punch to cut two hearts out of patterned scrapbook paper. Then, cut a slit halfway up each heart: one going up from the bottom point towards the center, and one from the center going down towards the bottom point. To get the 3D effect, fit the two hearts together like puzzle pieces. Place a dab of hot glue on the back of one of the hearts, and attach a toothpick or small wooden skewer. (Pssst! You can also play up the Valentine's angle by opting for red velvet cake. Delicious and festive.)
DECORATE ON A DIME
These two garlands are practically free, and come together in seconds.(Photo by Burcu Avsar)
Track down a deck of cards to make a cheeky banner fit for the Queen of Hearts. Punch holes on the sides of each card, and thread through with twine, alternating card facings, as shown.(Photo courtesy of Stay at Home Artist)
Even simpler: a garland made with paper doilies. Grab some from the dollar store, or find them online at Party City for less than $1 per pack. Then hang 'em from colorful ribbon with petite clothespins. Get the full how-to at the blog Stay-At-Home Artist.
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