My Favourite Valentines Day Cards

I am really impressed with the high quality of Valentines cards that are available nowadays! I never really deal with Valentines to be honest but I know I’m in the minority so I thought I would go searching for some quirky little cards for your other half! My favourite is this one at the bottom ^_^

View all the cards here on Not On The High Street


15 Easy Valentines DIY Projects

 Knit hearts for valentines

How fabulous are these crochet and knit hearts?! They would make a marvellous garland. From Flax and Twine.

Crochet heart sachets - DIY Valentine Projects

These little crochet hearts are easy enough that an advanced beginner would master it and it’s a little sachet! Via Petals to Picots

 DIY XL Cupids Arrow wall art

This is a fabulous DIY project that makes use of big cardboard tubes that come at the end of gift wrap. You need a little foresight from the christmas season I think but if you have some left over then get making! Via for the love of

 Hot glue and sprinkles Valentines DIY Project

How simple is this heart!? It’s made using hot glue and confetti! Not suitable for children unless you can ensure they won’t touch the hot glue but I don’t think it’s worth the risk of them burning their wee fingers. via Elizabeth Banks

 Valentines treat bags from Cosmo Cricket

These glitter goodie bags are very pretty! via Cosmo Cricket

 3d Fringe Heart DIY Project for Valentines

A 3d fringed heart from Minted blog 

 Heart Tea bags from Coco Mingo

These little heart tea bags are so pretty! From Coco Mingo

 Sew Sweet Upcycled sweaters to heart pillows

Upcycled sweater cushions in the shape of hearts are perfect for Valentines! Sew Sweet Vintage

Je Taime banner for Valentines

I LOVE this banner! I think it’s my favourite of all the Valentines day crafts I’ve seen ^_^ via View from the fridge

 Tissue Paper heart wreath wall art

A lovely, tissue paper heart is a great craft to do with the children this valentines day. via Crafts by Courtney

 Heart shaped washi tape frame for Valentines

I love washi tape crafts so this is a great idea for valentines! A washi tape photo frame is great for Valentines on a budget (hoping you have the tape already) from modpodgerocks

 Valentines Bedroom! Balloons for Valentines

This bed looks so lovely! If I wasn’t terrified of balloons I would love this lol. It’s just so OTT and a lot of thought went into it. That’s why I like it ^_^ Via Pink Pistachio

 Printable treat box for Valentines day

Printable gift box from Design Eat Repeat

 Light up marquee heart

I love this marquee light! It’s fabulous! via Tatertots and Jello

 Upcycled baby food jars
Courtney of Crafts by Courtney, did a marvellous job of repurposing baby food jars! I love the colour of these!

Pretty Valentines Finds


curated by Claire on Etsy

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I’ve curated a lovely list of my favourite valentines finds on etsy pages! It’s full of crafty supplies, some lovely cards… anything red and heart shaped :p

Valentines Party In A Box!

 Je T'aime Flags - Valentines party in a box!
How marvellous are these little flags?! I absolutely love um! I was very excited to find this little store on Not on the high street. 
Valentines party in a box
Postbox Party has got a little Valentines Party in a box – ladies (and some gentlemen)… read this or subtly hint “gowd, thats a great idea! What lucky woman would get a little party on valentines.. perhaps with a lovely dinner.. some gorgeous decor…and some trivia! On valentines!” and leave the page open or bookmarked.. or make it your homepage! Hint hint, cough cough, wink wink.. I want a valentines party… 
 Heart print paper straws

I think I have some little heart print paper straws (that’s not important) but they always remind me of the Queen of hearts from Alice in wonderland. Now you will think that too!

 A little mini garland kit  for valentines

All the images in this post are what is contained in the little Valentines Party box! I really like this little garland kit, it’s adorable. And I’m obsessed with glitter so as soon as I spied glitter hearts I was sold.

 Valentines party in a box

 You and me trivia in the Valentines Party in a box

You could play this adorable little trivia game after dinner! Just be careful… this might be like the tv show Mr & Mrs (I’m not sure) but no fighting!

 Vintage sheet music heart shaped table confetti

And obviously… some pretty little table decor is necessary! It’s a beautiful touch that I guarantee no man would think of (unless he’s fabulous).

Two heart shaped sparklers for valentines

These are cute! I hope they’re super safe for indoor use! How cute would this be poking out of your dessert?!

 Little mini heart garland for valentines
See.. glitter hearts! This hearts and arrow garland is my favourite item in the box. 

 Personalised heart print bags

And these little personalised printed bags are included too! Such beautiful little touches and I adore them all!

Postbox Party

Love Birds in a Jar Decor Tutorial from House of Humble

How adorable is this?! I would love a little number like this to display but I am currently trying to declutter so nothing more is coming in! But I have got this wee project book marked to make in the summer ^_^

Isn’t it fabulous?! Go Visit House of Humble for the instructions and Information

Lots of love Claire xo

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Shrove Tuesday Lacy Pancakes Instructions from Bite Delite

In honour of today being shrove tuesday/pancake tuesday I am sharing this fabulous blog post from Polish blog Bite de Lite! A fabulous idea for making doodle lacy pancakes!

I like poking chocolate chips in my pancakes and making banana sammiches. Yes I am 5. 

Visit the post here for pancake batter ingredients! Bite De Lite

Lots of love Claire xo

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Sequin Heart Wand for Valentines from Giochi di Carta

I was so pleased to find this lovely tutorial from Italian blog Giochi di Carta. Some fabulous and lovely tutorials on there, all you need to do is translate ^_^

You can add them as some gorgeous table decor or even have them poking out of a cupcake!

I love the photography and styling. And that is a gorgeous plate! I almost missed that.. i was so distracted by the sparkles! 

 There is a step by step tutorial on the blog and it shows you how to patiently lay your sequins on the card.

Perfection! You do need patience :p sadly this is a virtue I do not possess. 

A marvellous blog! view the tutorial HERE on Giochi di Carta 

Lots of love Claire xo

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Free Printable Geometric Heart Shaped Gift Boxes for Valentines Day from Mr Printables

I love these colours ^_^ on the blog post from Mr Printables there are other colours, little kawaii faces… you name it! You can choose your favourites to print out. I might just print these out on some card to use as cute storage for paper clips and other such lovelies in the office!

Mr Printables Free Geometric Heart Gift Box Printable 

Lots of love Claire xo

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