Valentines Day Gifts
Gifts for your loved one don’t need to cost a fortune. These homemade gifts are affordable and thoughtful. They’re not cheap or naff like the ones you used to make at school and with some creativity and time you may create something brilliant. And besides, if they really love you, they would love your macaroni card too.
I prepared a gift and a sweet treat for my valentine, the difficult part is trying to keep them secret, so even though I’m publishing this online fingers crossed he won’t read this post for a least a week.
52 Things I Love about you
These cards provided the perfect opportunity to say everything I adore and cherish about my husband. I repeated the qualities he knew I loved in him, the ones I’m grateful for and even the little secret loves I had kept private.
I used a regular pack of playing cards (minus the jokers) and simply cut and glued the statements onto the cards. I pasted my love notes on either the face side or the design side of the card, mixing them up for variety and colour. I then punched two holes on the left hand side so I could thread the key rings through them to form a little book. I didn’t put the cards in any particular order except with the “52 things I love about you” card on the front. I hadn’t painted the cards with gloss before I took these pictures, so imagine these cards a little bit shinier.
Vegan Cookie Dough Fudge
We can’t buy vegan chocolate where we live so I wanted to share something sweet but simple with my sweetheart. I found an intriguing recipe at Oh How She Glows with easy directions on how to make a cookie dough fudge. I managed to whip these up in 15 mins and they tasted fabulous although less like fudge and a little more like flapjack. Next time I make them I’ll replace stevia for sugar to reduce the caloric value. Do give them a go, they are yummy.