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20 Heart-Themed DIY Projects for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is for some, the most romantic time of the year. But it’s also an excuse to get crafty!

Who doesn’t love hearts? Here are 20 heart-themed DIY projects for Valentine’s Day.

20 Heart-Themed DIY Projects for Valentine’s Day

  1. Hanging Flower Heart DIY from A Beautiful Mess
  2. DIY Conversation Heart Macarons (and Video Tutorial!) from Sugar and Cloth
  3. DIY Sequin Marquee Heart from Sugar and Cloth
  4. DIY Paper Heart Leaf Philodendron from The House That Lars Built
  5. Valentine’s Day Balloon Heart from The House That Lars Built
  6. Valentine Bear Holding Heart Cookies from Hello Wonderful
  7. DIY: Paper Heart Garland from Green Wedding Shoes
  8. Easy And Affordable Heart Backdrop from Design Lovefest
  9. DIY Lego Heart Valentines from I Heart Naptime
  10. DIY Heart Baby Leggings from I Heart Naptime
  11. 10 Minutes Or Less: DIY Sequin Heart Treat Bags from The Crafted Life
  12. DIY Felt Heart Mobile from Redtedart.com
  13. DIY Wood Heart Painted Decor from Consumer Crafts
  14. DIY Hexagon Tile Heart Art from PrettyLife Girls
  15. How To Make An Organically Heart-shaped Spiral Bouquet from Swooned Magazine
  16. ‘I Heart’ DIY Wall-mounted Shelf from Unleash Creative
  17. DIY Patterned Heart Tights from Victoria Lenefors
  18. Heart Notebooks + Japanese Book Binding Tutorial from Flax and Twine.com
  19. Tissue Paper Heart Wreath Tutorial from Aspen Jay
  20. Printable Pizza Heart Gift Boxes For Valentine’s Day from Make and Tell

20 Heart-Themed DIY Projects for Valentine's Day | amotherworld

How to Heat Things up this Valentine’s Day

Forget the chocolate this Valentine’s Day. Am I right?! Need some tips to heat things up for Valentine’s Day?

Don’t bother with the lousy service at an expensive restaurant. Put the kids to bed early – better yet, drop them off at your parents or in-laws – and create some sizzle and spice with your partner under the sheets.

It’s the season of love and although you may lavish your loved one all year round, Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to kick it up a notch and heat things up in the bedroom.

How to Heat Things up for Valentine’s Day

Wear new lingerie

First thing, take a trip to Victoria’s Secret or La Vie en Rose and pick out a new piece of lingerie for your romantic evening. Better yet, have him go instead and pick something out for you.

Create the mood

Light the room with candles, put on some romantic music and have champagne and strawberries ready for your special night in.

Give your partner a massage

A sensual massage can help your partner relax and get in the mood… Massage can help with anxiety, sleep and muscle pain but also releases endorphins which are sure to turn up the heat in the bedroom. If you’re the one massaging, focus on the moments and let your hands do the work naturally. Try scented body oil to heighten the experience. If you’re the lucky receiver, stay present and enjoy the sensation.

How to Heat Things up this Valentine's Day

Focus on Foreplay

Don’t rush to get to the main event. Foreplay is an integral component leading up to sexual intercourse. Research suggests that men and women prefer 18 minutes of foreplay before getting to the deed. Especially on Valentine’s Day, make it your mantra to focus on foreplay before the “main” event.

Get adventurous with a new lubricant

Lubricants help to enhance the sensations between both you and your partner. Trojan™ has a wide variety of lubricants, like Arouses & Intensifies Lubricant which takes foreplay to new heights and intensifies during intercourse. Arouses & Releases™ Lubricant  has a motion-activated intensifier!

Add a new toy

Women who use vibrators tend to have an easier time having an orgasm, higher desire and higher levels of arousal. So if you haven’t already, maybe it’s time to introduce a new toy to your sex life. The Trojan™ Multi-Thrill™ 3 in 1 Vibrating Bullet to spark pleasure with three different textures and an easy to grip handle. For spot-on pleasure, the Trojan™ Hot Spot™ Vibrating Ring will heighten sensations for both you and your partner

So #forgetchocolate and give your partner an experiential gift they’ll remember.

 

Disclosure: I’m a Church & Dwight ambassador and receive perks for my affiliation. All opinions and views are, as always, my own.

Valentine’s Day: 14 Fun and Unique Valentine Crafts

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yes it’s Valentines Day and what a better way to spend it than being with the ones you love.

Here are 14 fun and unique Valentine crafts we found around the internet:

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1. Easy DIY love Blocks by Craftaholics Anonymous

2. Recycled cereal box banner of love from The Kraft Farm

3. Valentine’s Day Trees from Willow and Bee

4. Paper Hearts from Dottie Angel

5. Crayon and waxed paper hearts from Martha Stewart

6. Glitter LOVE garland from This is Glamorous

7. Paper heart Valentine tree from Simple as That

8. Paper roses from Dozi

9. Recycled Swirl Crayons by Huppie Mama

10. Paper Hearts by Hoosier Homemade

11. Scrabble frame by 320 Sycamore

12. Fabric Flower Valentine Wreath on Sew Much Ado

13. Heart Art by The Creative Goddess

14. 2×4 to Sweethearts on How Does She

14 fun and unique crafts for Valentine's Day | amotherworld.com

 

Best Valentines Day Poems

Oh Valentine, where are thou???

Here are my top picks for best Valentines Day poems:

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. ~George Moore

I love thee – I love thee,
‘Tis all that I can say
It is my vision in the night,
My dreaming in the day.
~Thomas Hood

Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: –
So many times do I love again.
~Thomas Lovell Beddoes

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My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We’ll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.
~Frederick Saunders

Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks.
~John Donne

I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands.
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.
~William Butler Yeats

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
~William Shakespeare

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Must, bid the Morn awake!
Sad Winter now declines,
Each bird doth choose a mate;
This day’s Saint Valentine’s.
For that good bishop’s sake
Get up and let us see
What beauty it shall be
That Fortune us assigns.
~Michael Drayton

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Him and Her!

What’s on your gift wish list for Valentine’s Day?  Wondering what to buy your significant other?

For Her:

Go girly or go geek!

Other than the traditional roses, lingerie and jewelry, here are some gift ideas for her:

1.  A day spa or an overnight spa getaway is sure to be a big hit.  She will thank you many times and many ways…

2.  Geeky gifts are IN so if you can splurge, got for the latest tech gadget:  get her a new iPad or e-reader if you can afford it of course.

3.  Low on funds?  A gift certificate for a manicure and/or pedicure is always loved and appreciated.

4.  A full day out of the kitchen and meals prepared by boyfriend or hubby is a way to win her over.  Seriously, we all need a break from the kitchen so breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by someone else for a change, would be nice.

Don’t:

Buy her a gym membership.  This will undoubtedly send the wrong message and will surely send you to the dog house.

Polished Silver Oval Wifi and 2GB USB Cufflinks

For Him:

Two words: Go Geek.

A gift card to your local Best Buy or Future Shop will surely make him happy.

If you want to buy him something to unwrap, here a few of the latest tech gadgets:

1.  iPad Transfer:  iPad fans can transfer iPad stuff to your computer.  It’ss easy-to-use and it will complete your task with only a few clicks.

2.  Polished Silver Oval WIFI and 2GB USB Combination Cufflinks.  Yep you heard right.   These cufflinks feature 2GB USB storage plus they provide a WiFi hotspot to multiple devices! You can also access media servers from the host computer. Perfect for business meetings, travel and techies everywhere.

3.  The ExtremeMac InCharge Duo Charging Dock will save desk space by charging his iPad and iPhone (or two Apple phone devices) simultaneously.  He will surely be a happy geek!  

4.  The iChair for the iPad is the perfect geeky accessory. Type, rotate and adjust for better viewing. The lightweight, durable and stylish design has a special price tag for Valentine’s Day. 

Don’t:

Buy him tools… you’ll end up looking like one.

And don’t forget… lots of smooches and if you’re lucky, you’ll get lucky!