11 Lovely Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas

We're entering the season of LOVE. Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? Of course, I don't decorate quite like I do for Christmas or Halloween, but I do love to hang a few hearts and add splashes of red and pink here and there. It's fun! Today I've gathered 11 ideas to get you started./1/ Heart Doily Decoration - Do you have a favorite spot in your home? Show it how much you love it with a few strands of heart doily garland./2/ Embellished Mason Jar - Something tells me you've got a few Mason jars lying around. Simply add a heart shaped doily a bright heart and wrap it bakers twine. Easy-peasy!/3/ Felt Heart Trees - Trees are no longer only for Christmas decor. Fancy up a few styrofoam trees with felt hearts and you've got yourself a Valentine's Day … [Read more...]

Kindness and Love with Valentine’s Day Cards (in just 2 simple steps)

(Affiliate) Blissfully Domestic uses affiliate links in some of our content including this post.Is Valentine’s Day about candy or love?This Valentine’s day take the opportunity to stress the concept of love and kindness. Valentine’s day cards are a perfect way to tell someone you care and teach your children empathy.And YES, we can still express thoughtfulness with store made cards. Home-made cards are adorable and lovely but can be time-consuming, especially when you make them for an entire class of twenty plus children. There are many ways to add some extra thoughtfulness to a ready-made card and reinforce the importance of empathy and kindness.This year I’m going to buy my daughter’s classroom cards from minted.com. I personally LOVE minted.com because they now have a … [Read more...]

10 Romantic Valentine’s Day Table Settings

  You've gone to all the trouble of cooking and crafting the perfect Valentine's meal for your sweetheart or family.  Now serve it like you mean it -- presentation is everything! Here are 10 Romantic Valentine's Day Table Settings to kick your imagination into full gear.  1. Here's a sweet & charming setting by Between Naps on the Porch. Take a closer look at that Ice Cream Candy-Car Sundae centerpiece. This is one table setting that will shoot straight to your Valentine's heart via their sweet tooth!  2.Between Naps on the Porch is on a roll with this country-elegant setting complete with ruby ring napkin holders. My favorite thing about this design is that a whole host of otherwise unrelated plates were used to pull off the theme. The designer didn't worry one bit … [Read more...]

14 DIY Heart Crafts That Say Love

January is nearly over. Can you believe that? If you haven't already, it's time to decorate the house for LOVE! Valentine's Day is just a few short weeks away. I've gathered fourteen heart crafts that will get you started, for sure!/1/ Heart String Art - Make a heart OR your initial!/2/ Crochet Heart Pillow - Do you crochet? Here's a simple tutorial on how to make a pillow./3/ Heart Mobile  - This mobile will be fun in any color scheme you choose. Hang it in the kitchen or in the baby's room. It's perfect for year 'round. [sc:adsense ]/4/ Paper Heart Garland - This is a great craft to get the kids involved in. I mean, it involves glue sticks. They'll LOVE it!/5/ "That's Amore" Heart Napkins - Send the kids to a babysitter and have a romantic dinner for two with your … [Read more...]

How to Make Felt Coffee Cup Sleeves

If you're anything like me, you're indulging in a lot of hot beverages during these winter months. Instead of using disposable paper sleeves for your to-go cups, why not make a Felt Coffee Cup Sleeve to use again and again? It's a quick, easy, and useful craft that allows your creativity to run wild! I'll share the basics and then suggest some fun alternatives. DIY Materials: Felt (available in many colors for about 25 cents a sheet) Hot glue gun Scissors Pen or marker Disposable coffee cupDIY Instructions:1. Remove the paper sleeve from your cup. Place onto the felt you want to use, and trace around it.2. Cut out the felt sleeve. Then, if you want to use more than one layer or color of felt and want the first layer to show behind it, cut another sleeve slightly … [Read more...]

3 Upcycle Sewing Projects That Are Great For Beginners

When I got started sewing in my teens, my grandma encouraged me to work with old t-shirts and pillowcases. Let me tell you – I thought she was being silly, but it was so smart! I made a mess of so many projects back then and I’m very happy that I wasn’t using my babysitting money to buy fabric! For those of you who aren’t familiar with upcycling, it’s simply the process of reusing old things to make better new things. Upcycling is great, especially if you’re new to sewing.You’ll be able to make neat, useful things while spending little or no money on materials. The other great thing is that if you make mistakes, it’s no big deal since you didn’t have to invest in the materials.  Today, we’ve collected a few simple upcycle sewing ideas to get you started. You'll need a few old … [Read more...]