Thursday, January 23, 2014

Valentine's Day Printables and Gift Ideas

Love is in the air, friends. I decided to have a bit of creative fun with some Valentine's Day printables and gift ideas. I didn't want to go the traditional route of candy and processed sweets, however, so I came up with some unique DIY ideas that I think you'll adore.


Why not package up either loose leaf tea or specialty tea bags in a creative way for a teacher or co-worker? (This printable would work with hot cocoa or a specialty coffee, too.)

I chose triangle-shaped tea bags and packaged them into mason jars.  I used a burlap topper and some raffia to make it extra-special. (You could even use a clear party gift bag. For an example of putting together gift bags with homemade toppers, feel free to visit my Holiday Hot Cocoa Kit with Homemade Stir Spoons post for inspiration.)


Give clover honey sticks or a pretty jar of local honey with a cute “Bee Mine” card attached.

My kids love to suck the honey out of the honey sticks as a little snack and I think these would be a great alternative to your child passing out candy to classmates. I found a 12-count package of them at Wal-Mart in the tea section for just under $3.00, but they can, also be ordered online. (They come in various flavors, too.)

I was inspired to create these printables from an art print project on Project Nursery. There are two color varities to choose from and a smaller size of the darker printable, so you have the perfect size for every Valentine's gift.


This sweet idea costs next to nothing to make, but is incredibly meaningful for that special person in your life. Expressing love to your sweetheart through this heartfelt, homemade gift just takes a little of your time, but will remind them of your love all throughout the year!

Using fifty-two little pieces of paper, write out reasons why you love your significant other. Fold the pieces of paper, place them in a container (once again I used a mason jar), tie on some cute ribbon and attach a tag explaining the contents of the gift. Each week throughout the year, they can pull out a note to read.


And, because I’m loving all things owl right now, here’s one more printable that I created for use with homemade gifts of your own or as pass-out cards.

NOTE:  Printing works best on white cardstock paper. Simply right-click the image you want to print, save to your computer and then print. (Remember to print as a full page.) The printables are in high-resolution PNG format and are for personal use only.

My Valentine's Day Printables and Gift Ideas post was originally featured on Teal & Lime/School of Decorating in 2014.   



  1. Oh wow. So in love with the Honey Bee Gift idea.I use Honey a lot,and as a matter of fact had it as favors for my wedding.

    1. Thank you, Jodie. I love the idea of using honey for favors like you did! And, thank you for stopping by! :)

  2. I love it.This Valentine's Day gift is practically excessively simple!Simply perfect products and place them in a beautiful box brimming with merry crinkle paper and you have one stunning gift!Honey bee Valentine's Day gift is simplicity getting it done!Have a great day.
    --Sandra Allen.

  3. Quick question, the butcher I purchased my roast from only had a 4.5 lbs roast. Do I need to increase the ingredients (broth, potatoes, etc) and cooking time? Thanks!

    1. I think you may have posted on the wrong post, but you should be fine with that size roast and keeping everything else according to the recipe. :)

  4. I know this was posted years ago but I have to say This recipe has turned into a family favorite! Easy and absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing great addition to my recipe box! :-)