Top Trends for Valentine’s Day 2018
Valentine’s Day serves as an important reminder to take a step back from the day-to-day in order to show some appreciation for the loved ones in our lives, whether they be partners, friends, or family.
At Hobbycraft we are firm believers that handmade is best, and we want to help you put this mantra into practice by creating a card or gift that’s full of sentimentality and love.
Here are some of the top Valentine’s crafting trends of 2018 – sure to put a smile on the face of any recipient.
Giving someone a handmade card or papercraft project is not only a creatively fulfilling way to spend and hour or so – but also shows the recipient just how much they mean to you! Here are a few brand new projects to get your creative cogs whirring.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to involve love hearts and roses – take a look at this fantastic space themed card project for example, which features a revolving rocket!
If there’s just not enough room to convey your love through a card – go the whole hog and create a Valentine’s scrapbook! There’s tonnes of new papercraft products on the Hobbycraft online store » that’d be the perfect addition to your pages. Take a look at the post above for some composition and design tips and tricks.
Create the ultimate personalised card by using a sentimental photograph and some new Hearts & Crosses Photo Frames » for that professional finish that we all crave. Take a look at the blog post above for the low-down on how the papercraft products are pieced together.
As with handmade cards, creating your own items takes gifting to the next level. Embrace your strongest skill sets, or use this as an opportunity to learn a new skill – we have some fantastic new blog posts to help you on your way.
These gorgeous embroidered hoops make the perfect gift and look fantastic hung up on a wall. Our haberdashery expert, Kathi », has written an in-depth tutorial for each of the designs above, including templates and different stitch techniques. If you’re looking to get started with embroidery then this is the perfect post to have stumbled upon!
Pyrography is another hot trend this year – and if you’re looking to learn a new skill that will help you when it comes to gifting, then this really is the craft for you. Take a look at the above tutorial to see how easy it is to transfer any design onto wood and burn it in for a personalised, yet professional finish.
Quilting is a meditative pass time, and one that is experiencing a resurgence thanks to modern quilt designers such as Maura Ambrose of Folk Fibers ». This above tutorial will show you how to create three different mini quilt designs, which is the perfect starting point for anybody new to the process. These mini quilts work well as decoration on a wall, as well as plant pot holders.
Alternative Valentine’s Gift Wrap
When it comes to Valentine’s, the gift wrap can be part of the gift! There are so many innovative ways to package your loved-one’s gifts to take them to the next level – take a look at the list below for some inspiration.
These Mache Heart Boxes » not only protect the enclosed gifts, but are also a gift themselves as a storage box that can be reused over and over again. Ditch the wrapping paper this year, and paint your box in any way that you fancy. Take the above boxes as an example, inspired by the classic love heart sweets of our childhoods. Read the tutorial to find out how they were made!
These confetti trays are a super fun way to present your gifts to your loved ones – and again, can be reused over and over to hold cups of tea or crafting supplies. Take a look at the above tutorial to find out how they’ve been made using only a few crafting supplies and a Wooden Tray »!
These gloriously rustic favour bags are so simple to make at home using fabric dyes, and make the perfect reusable gift bag. Why not bulk dye a pack of Ivory Favour Bags » and use them throughout the year for smaller gifts? Have a read of the above tutorial to find out how they’re made.
Kids Crafts for Friends and Family
Valentine’s Day crafts are super fun for kids to get involved with to send cards out to friends and family! Take a look at some of the new Valentine’s Day kids craft blog posts for ideas and inspiration.
This card uses lots of fun love heart stickers and a pretty photo frame to add a pristine personalised touch – the perfect card for Mum or Dad this Valentine’s day!
Show your friends some love this Valentine’s Day with this adorable best friends trinket box – complete with a personalised photograph in the lid. This project uses the Wooden Photo Box », available at Hobbycraft online and in store. What secret treasures do you think your best friend would keep inside?
Here’s another perfect make for you and your best friend to share. This necklace is super simple to make and will allow you and your friend to be connected wherever you may go!
Bridal Made Easy
If you’ve recently become engaged, we have loads of fantastic new blog posts and crafty projects to help you on your way with planning your dream wedding! Take a look below for a small selection of posts to start you off. There’s so many things to think about when it comes to weddings – so let us do some of it for you.
This is a handy holy grail post to serve as a starting point after the enormity of your project ahead dawns on you! There’s no need to panic – we’ve got everything covered from table settings to corsages. Take a few deep breaths and have a read.
The first in our series of wedding theme guides, rustic weddings are hot this year and we have so many products, tips, and tricks to help you curate a perfectly quaint wedding. Keep your eyes peeled for further posts in this series – we’ll be discussing botanical, traditional, bright, and metallic wedding themes!
In the run up to Valentine’s day Hobbycraft will be hosting a card making workshop in every store on Saturday 10th February 2018 at 1pm – 1:30pm and 2pm – 2:30pm. The store workshop costs £2 and you must book your place in advance. Click here to see the Spring Store Events page and book your place! »