Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day: A Gift from Me to You

I really like Valentine's Day. Everything is all pink and chocolatey and it's just three days before my birthday. It sort of makes me feel like all the happy pinkness is for me. And the best part is, since my birthday was always right around the corner, I couldn't care less if anyone gave me a valentine or roses or whatever, because there, sparkling in the future, was my birthday. Ah, February. How I love you.

But for those of you who aren't lucky enough to have a birthday just a few days after Valentine's (fewer babies are born in February than any other month, I hear, so there aren't that many of us), I understand the desire to celebrate the 14th. And so, my gift to you today is this collection of tutorials on how to make various types of flowers to celebrate the day. Make them pink. It's what it's all about.

First, Burdastyle created a lovely tutorial on how to make roses out of fabric. They'd make such a lovely centerpiece. Here's the tutorial.

Next, if you're more of the paper-folding type, you can learn to make these lovely origami cherry blossoms with this tutorial from The Flirty Guide's Everyday DIY Ideas.

And last, for something a little more cute, whimsical, and wearable, here's a tutorial from artsy-crafty babe on how to make these adorable button flowers.

Happy Valentine's Day!