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#2 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him


Giant Valentine’s Day Cards! Nothing like making a homemade card and adding your own special touches to it. This is extremely simple and fun. You don’t need much at all!

Card I created for my boyfriend in 2010

Supplies You Will Need

Poster board paper about 22 x 28 inches

Scissors

Glue

Glitter/Glitter Pens

Heart Doilies

Valentine’s Day Stickers/Crafty Things

Poem, song, quote, etc

Construction Paper

Markers/Crayons/Color Pencils

Directions

  1. Fold the poster board in vertically in half or horizontal to shape your card
  2. Decorate the front in anyway you want. Look at other cards to get some inspiration
  3. On the inside of the card, write or type a poem, song, or quote that is special to you and your lover
  4. You can decorate the inside as well
  5. Make sure you give everything plenty of time to dry between working on the outside and inside of the card

    Inside of Card

    Inside left

    Inside right

DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him


Valentine’s Day is only a week away and some of you may still be on the fence about what to get your man. For the next week I’ll be posting simple and cheap DIY gift ideas.

Cupcakes I made for Trav last year

Many of you have heard the saying the key to a mans heart is through his stomach, its true. Some festive red velvet cupcakes decorated with Valentine’s Day sprinkles or garnish’s make a great sweet treat. Below is a recipe for delicious cupcakes courtesy of Paula Deen at the Food Network. Don’t have time to make them from scratch? Grab a red velvet cake mix and ready made frosting from the grocery store.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

1 cup buttermilk, room temperature

2 large eggs, room temperature

2 tablespoons red food coloring

1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cream Cheese Frosting: 1 pound cream cheese, softened 2 sticks butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar Chopped pecans and fresh raspberries or strawberries, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the pans once, half way through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

Cook’s Note: Frost the cupcakes with a butter knife or pipe it on with a big star tip.