Valentine's Day doesn't have to cost a lot of money. For that matter, neither does updating your home or giving a gift for any occasion. All you need to do is head to your local art supply store Long Beach CA. Don't worry if you don't have an idea, there is plenty of inspiration to be found among the art supplies.
Nothing says love like red roses, but you don't have to break the bank on dried or artificial flowers. Simply take some ribbon, a hot glue gun, red or pink tissue paper and a heart-shaped wreath form and make your own. Even kids can get into the spirit and contribute to the bouquet.
It doesn't take any experience or even expensive paints or supplies to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Just take what you have on hand or what you can easily find and create a masterpiece like this lipstick heart.
A Jar of Love Notes
This project is a precious idea for the very young to the ageless. Use your imagination on this one. You can pick any jar and leave it plain or decorate it. Paint the top or put a fabric cover on it to add some color. Then write all the ways you love your valentine and place each note folded into the jar.
A Tree Covered in Hearts
Another craft that is beautiful and simple for any age; all you need is some colored paper, string, scissors, a branch from your yard and a vase or pitcher. You can paint the branch white if desired so that the hearts really stand out. Cut out the heart shapes from red, pink and white construction paper and hang them from the branch.
Regardless of your age, your level of expertise or your budget, nothing says, "I love you" more than a gift made and given from the heart. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.