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February 4, 2018

Thinking Pink: 3 DIY Ideas for Valentine’s Day

The season of love and romance is here, and we’re thinking pink! Chocolates, cherubs, and flowers are all around! Pantone’s ‘millennial pink’ is the perfect color to be inspired by for this year’s Valentine’s Day. It’s a romantic, and light-hearted color that can add a bit of fantasy wherever it’s seen. This month’s round-up is full of inspiring ideas to add a dreamy pink touch to your day!




Millennial Pink Dyed Sheets

Skill Level: Easy
Cost: $3.00-$6.00 (assuming you already have some spare sheets to dye)
Amount of time: 30 minutes – 1 hour

These adorable rosy sheets by The Crafted Life are so fun! If you have some light-colored bedsheets laying around, why not give them a pastel makeover? All it takes is two bottles of Ritz dye, two bottles of Color Stay fixative, and something to wash the sheets in—you can even do it in your own washing machine! The dyeing process takes 10-30 minutes (depending on how deep you want your color to be), and then the fixative bath takes about another 30 minutes. Once you’re satisfied with the color, all that’s left to do is give the sheets a cold water rinse, and then a regular old ‘wash-and-dry’ in the washing machine. What a quick and easy way to refresh your bedroom décor!




Crocheted Ear-warmer Headband

Skill level: Intermediate-Advanced (depending if you already have some crochet knowledge beforehand)
Cost: $13-$15
Amount of time: Varies based on skill level

For the crocheters in our audience, how about this chunky knit headband by Alyson at Kcacy Podcast? It’s perfect for those breezy days that remind us that winter is not quite over yet (especially here on the East coast!).  This project requires a 1 50g or 70m skein of yarn, a 7mm hook, a 6.5mm hook, and a tapestry needle. Some basic crochet knowledge is also needed for this project—single stitches, single crochet, chain stitches, and slip stitches are used throughout this project. The measurements and number of stitches are listed on their blog. Essentially, two halves of the headband are crocheted, with the longer prongs in the front twisted together and fastened with the tapestry hook. The final effect is a stylish wrap that can suit any outfit!



Painted Pot

Skill level: Easy
Cost: $20-$35
Amount of time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This colorful painted pot for succulents and other small plants by Best Friends for Frosting is so clever! What you need is a pot, a plant (and soil!), white spray paint, pink acrylic paint, and colorful aquarium rocks. Begin my spray-painting the outside of your pot of choice white, and leave it to dry. Next, paint the rim of the pot and your designs around the outside—the tutorial is for a triangle design, but it can be anything! Don’t be afraid to get creative! Once everything is nice and dry, plant your succulent–or another plant of choice–and sprinkle the aquarium rocks over the soil. Your plant will be fit for a party!


How will you be spending your Valentine’s Day this year? Will you try to make something for that someone special in your life? Tell us about it!

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