Valentine’s DIY ideas

Free Printable Valentine's Day Card by thisblogisnotforyou.comHi everyone!

It’s that time of the year again… So here comes a quick recap of last year’s Valentines DIY ideas and articles.

How about some cuteĀ Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards *made by me* ? Check them out by clicking on the picture below.Free Printable Valentine's Day Card by


In case you’re looking for a cute DIY idea for your loved one – here’s one! I enjoyed making this one last year and Mr Thisblogisnotforyou loved it!

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However, if you’re not a big fan of Valentine’s Day, this article might be for you.

the valentines day alternative


Last but not least – for all of you waiting for some more sewing-related posts, be reassured they’re on the way. I had quite a few days off lately and did A LOT of sewing. However, nothing is finished yet since I started several projects instead of finishing the first one. Ooops.

Soo…there will be a cape, one or more dresses, maybe a finished project I started over a year ago and …. yes? MENSWEAR! Yes. Menswear. If I finish to fit that %&$$Ā§%/$ pattern properly. Something is wrong with Mr Thisblogisnotforyou’s arms. That much I can tell you.

Happy Sewing!

Stay in touch!

Ā Soundtrack for today: The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)



Valentine’s DIY

Valentines DIY gift by thisblogisnotforyou.comAs you may have noticed, I am not the biggest fanĀ of Valentine’s Day. Well, at least not the commercialised holiday it has become.
Anyway, I love DIY.
I love handmade gifts.
And this one is so much better than just buying a box of chocolates!

What’s even better: It’s simple and quick to make and it’s totally up to you what’s on the “lottery ticket”.

What’s on mine? Truth or dare!Ā Many, many fun, tricky or sometimes embarrassing pretty personal questions for couples and a few pretty fun dares (the pink tickets), if someone doesn’t want to answer a question he/she picked!

The boyfriend got one for his birthday and it’s so much fun picking and answering the questions together. Although I know what questions are in the jar, it’s always a surprise which one comes up next. (Yes, I put some in there, I’d rather not answer !) And you can add new one whenever you think of something fun.

Questions could be like:

– If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?
– What is an item of clothing your other half has that you wish they would throw away?
– What is the nicest thing you ever did for a friend?
– When a movie would be made about your life, who would you want to play you? (We came up with Zach Braff and Natalie Portman. hehe. Well, just watch Garden State – they go really well together!)

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But there are many other sweet ideas, if you don’t like the question thing or are afraid of dares.

You could for example fill the jar with dates! Just think of many different ideas of how one can spend a date night and write them on the lottery tickets. Whenever you don’t know what to do on date night Ā – pick a surprise!

Or how about sweet little vouchers for your loved one?
What other ideas can you think of?

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How to fill up the jar

All you need:

– paper & pencil (or printer)
– yarn or tape
– an empty jar
– ribbon/ gift tags & glue
You can use the grid below, click on it, download it and us it as a template. This way all your tickets will have the same size and you can easily add the text in a pretty font in Word or Photoshop and print it out. – Done!If you’re still looking for a Valentine’s Card to go with your jar of dates – have a look at my free Valentine’s printables!

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The Valentine’s Day Alternative

the valentines day alternativeI don’t need Valentine’s Day to tell you “I love you”.

Ever thought of that?

Valentine’s Day is coming up. Obviously. Once you leave the house and step into a store, there’s hearts & chocolates & kitsch & millions of shades of pink and red everywhere.

Today at the supermarket I saw people swarming in front of a rack full of Valentine’s Day gifts, grabbing tacky stuffed animals, overpriced boxes of chocolates and all sorts of pink knickknack.

A lot of people make desperate efforts to find somethingĀ they can buy and give their loved one’s. What for? Expressing how much you love a person through giving them a card and a box of chocolates?

Sure a sweet card and chocolates is a nice thing to get once in a while, but I think the best gift one can give is to make time for someone. The more, the better.

Valentine’s Day will be a Thursday and Thursday is always one of the busiest days of my week. (I’m probably not the only one! šŸ™‚ ) But that doesn’t bother me at all.

Why not simply ignore all the commerce and “peer pressure” and pick another day? Pick a day when you have time for more than just rushing to the pizza place around the corner.

Do something fun and memorable and most of all, spend time together.
And then, try doing this once a month.
Maybe Valentine’s Day helps as a reminder to take some time and spend it with our loved ones, but we definitely don’t need it to tell someone “I love you”.

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Free Valentine’s Day Printables

Free Printable Valentine's Day Card

My passion for Photoshop got out of hand today. Here are some free Valentine’s Day Cards I made for you to download and print.

Just right click on the picture you want, save and print. It’s as easy as that.
I left some blank, so you can simply enter your own text with Photoshop, Word or handwritten.

If you have any questions on how I made these, do ask! I’d be happy to help.

Feel free to leave a comment before or after downloading. – I’d love to know what your favourites ones are!


Please note: Only for non-commercial, private and personal use! Thank you.

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