I love blogging (or you wouldn’t be here, I guess), but for getting inspiration sometimes it’s nice to quickly scan a thousand images instead of reading blogs.
Pinterest is also hugely depressing, though.
I don’t have time to spend ten years learning how to hand tat lace and then spend a month making a project for my girlfriend. I love her, but I am only human.
So instead of a thousand unattainably perfect projects here is the best of Pinterest’s ideas for Valentines for your boyfriend that you can either make or buy either online without spending two years in art school.
Mixed Media Valentines
The first idea you will have seen on Pinterest if you’ve been there for five minutes this February:
The lollipop card.
I see the appeal – it combines the two classic Valentines day ideas of cards and candy.
I am mystified as to why I’ve only seen kids on these before.
Take (or find) a picture of yourself with your hand in a suitable posture and you have a memorable Valentine’s gift. It’s personal and cute without being saccharine or cliche.
It could also be extremely naughty if you want it to be, but keep that one off of Pinterest.
You can slip in a chupa-chup or spring for some gourmet lollipops and then give him the rest of the box with the card.
In a very different approach you always have the option of printing or ordering cards. If your boyfriend has a certain sense of humor and a little bit of impatience for romance (I think that is in the boyfriend job description) a Somee card might be better for him. I just did a little ditty on picking Valentines day gifts for guys that might help too. Check it out.
It might seems wrong to you, but we’re talking about what he will like. Hopefully he knows better than to get the same for you (unless you’re into it).
It seems like every time I sit down to do a list about fresh new creative gift ideas I find one instance of something classic or cliched that just catches my imagination and I can’t put it down.
Here’s that Valentine. It’s printable. And adorable.
I couldn’t help it. I like owls.
This garland just keeps going until the classic Valentines card is something new and eye-catching.
I like, however, how this lady didn’t just use pink or red construction paper. If she had it would have looked like a middle school dance decoration. No, in a number of interesting patterns which include but are not dominated by red it gets the point across without beating him over the head.
“I like you, but I’m not going to turn into a squealing tween about it.”
Another nontraditional valentine is this Danish Heart box. You can see the final version here, but I think this short YouTube tutorial does a good job of showing what the craft is.
I love this because it is kind of a card, but it is also a form of gift-wrapping – you can weave the basket around small presents like small jewelry, keys, or notes. Take a quick glance:
Thanks for coming here with me. If you were looking for Valentines day gift ideas check out this article. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program tomorrow.