Published February 08, 2017

valentine-s-day-boxAre you looking to give your valentine something special this Valentine’s Day?

There are many ideas for gifts that are easy to make and will take little time. Most of the supplies may be purchased at your local stationary or craft store if you are in a pinch.

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If you are looking to give your valentine some beautiful red roses with a bit of a twist, then this idea may be for you. Local grocery stores usually carries a dozen red roses for under $20.

Round boxes are available at dollar stores (look for either a square or round, solid-colour box if you can).

Purchase your roses and a brick of wet floral foam from your grocery floral store when you purchase the roses. This idea looks best with a box that is one colour. If you are unable to find a solid-colour box then, ideally, you will paint the box either white or black with some spray paint.

Line the box with some clear, plastic wrap. Soak your wet floral foam in room-temperature water for 15 minutes.

Cut the foam to fit the inside of the box and place inside. Using a sharp knife, cut the rose stems to fit snugly inside the box so that the bases of the roses are touching the foam. Fill the box until it is completely full.

Cut a piece of ribbon to tie a bow around the box and add a card.
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If you are in the mood to give your significant other some candy on Valentine’s Day then this idea may be for you. It’s an idea that puts a little contemporary spin on the traditional candy gift.

Purchase a clear cellophane bag, some red candies, a thin red ribbon, and a plastic shovel. Look for the shovel in toy stores and dollar stores in their toy section.

Fill the bag with the candy and place the shovel inside with the handle facing outward. Tie the bag with the red ribbon. Attach a small,            decorative card saying “I Dig You.” *Photo courtesy of Pinterest 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign. bludogstagingandredesign.com