FREE VALENTINE’S DAY PRINTABLES

MbM_VDAY FREEBIE_MOCKUP_MAINHello lovelies!

The weekend is practically here…WOO. And I haven’t forgotten my little Valentine’s Day special for all you lovebirds out there, still on the hunt for last-minute gifts.

So I’ve put together THREE simple but funny/satirical typographic prints (including an anti-Valentine’s Day one) that you can easily print off, frame and gift your significant other…especially if they’re big into their prints. They are all set to A4 size which should make things easier for you guys if you have a printer at home or in your studio, and you can of course resize them and print them smaller. Perhaps as a series of framed prints? Anyhoo, I’ve provided both monochrome and colour version of the three prints so don’t fret if you haven’t got a colour printer!

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Right then, for the prints, just click on the links below. For best results, print them onto good quality paper or some nice gesso paperstock if you have a fancy printer that takes varying paper weights.

My Hump Print   MONOCHROME   |   PINK

Men & Dogs Print   MONOCHROME   |   GREEN

Who’s Wears The Trousers Print   MONOCHROME   |   GREY

Oh and do check out my Print Shop for more of my Typographic Prints….a bit late to order for Valentine’s day, mind you, but you can definitely browse and buy for other forthcoming occasions….or if you just fancy splurging for yourself ;)

Well then, have a wonderful weekend folks whatever you have planned and I do hope your other halves love their prints!! x

[Image credit: ©MadebyMolu]

**The small print** Please note that these free printables are to be used for personal use or for classroom projects. They cannot be altered, edited, or changed in any way nor sold or reproduced on any commercial level. All these designs are by me and I would therefore, be grateful if these T&C’s are complied to. If you’d like to share this blog post, by all means do so but kindly provide full credit link to Made by Molu. Thank you so much! :) 

 

DIY Inspiration | 6 Valentine’s Day Printables

While I figure out and prepare some Valentine stuff for you guys, here’s SIX fun printables I’ve rounded up for you to try if you’re struggling for ideas! They range from chocolate wrappers to gift wrap to loooooove coupons…..so why not give these bespoke and off-the-high-street goodies?

Enjoy my sweet little love birds! And stay tune for more later this week!!! xx

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[ONE] For those chocolate fiends, try these chocolate wrappers5_vday_stickers[TWO] Try these incredibly cool stickers to adorn your gifts! valentine-gift-wrap-43[THREE] And if you need off-the-high-street gift wrap, here’s what you’re looking for! Aren’t they fab? printable-valentine-tags3[FOUR]  Gift tags to go with them? free-valentines-printable-cards-and-envelopes[FIVE] Brush-lettered love notes to make it extra special

valentine-coupon-book-printable-2-[SIX] Or if you want to add a bit of fun and creativity, perhaps these ‘love coupons‘ would do the trick?

 

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

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Happy Valentine’s Day lovely people. Whatever you do and however way you chose to celebrate it, I hope it’s a beautiful day. We don’t really celebrate it but I thought I’d put a teeny little v-day spin on our breakfast this morning. My husband’s been really great this year, making brunch every Saturdays so I thought I’d take over this weekend and whip up something sweet. I’m not sure how he felt about pink pancakes being served this morning but at least there weren’t any cheesy love hearts in sight ;) And hey…it tasted darn good so it was a winner, regardless!

So anyway, have a fabulous day folks and brilliant weekend too!  xxx

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[D.I.Y. Valentine’s Special] For the love of chocolate!

MbM_DIY-Valentines_1501I’ve a cute last-minute Valentine’s Day DIY for all you chocaholics out there.  I’ve got to admit, the inspiration came from two of my favourite chocolate fiends; my hubby and my bestie…. who, FYI, are probably the most ridiculous chocolate addicts I know on this planet. Both aquarians too…hmmm, interesting.

Anyway, with them in mind, I couldn’t help but come up with these fun DIY wrap/sleeves which you can print at home and use to dress up those scrummy chocolate bars and present to your chocaholic (or non-chocaholic) better halves this Saturday! It’s a little different from your high street stuff that’s bound to put a little smile (perhaps even a chuckle) on their faces………that’s if they haven’t dived straight in and devoured the chocolate already! :)

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So if you’d like to make these, simply click the download button below for the chocolate wrap/sleeve templates. They are all set up on an A4 sheet so all you gotta do is, print them out, fold, cut and wrap! Voila ;) The reason why i suggest folding before you cut is because you’ll still have the fold guide marks to follow. Also, I have to add that the templates are based on the 114g Galaxy chocolate bars. They should still fit around others like a 100g Lindt chocolate bar or the 150g Green & Black bars but it may need a bit of tweaking on the folding front. Sorry about that.  MbM_DOWNLOAD HERE button

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What do you think? It’s so ridiculously simple (and cute), it’s hard not to give it a go! And hey, if you’re both chocaholics, then how amazing would it be to sit back this weekend and enjoy this special moment over a nice cuppa tea or hot chocolate! Mmmm yum!

Well, chocolate or no chocolate, I hope you all have a wonderful time this Valentine’s and just remember to show all this LOVE throughout the rest of the year too! ;) I wish I had more DIY tutorials for you this year like last year, but sadly (although good in other ways!) I’ve had lots of design work to prioritise. Anyway, have fun!! xxxx

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**The small print** Please note that these free printables are to be used for personal use or for classroom projects. They cannot be altered, edited, or changed in any way nor sold or reproduced on any commercial level. All these designs are by me and I would therefore, be grateful if these T&C’s are complied to. If you’d like to share this blog post, by all means do so but kindly provide full credit link to Made by Molu. Thank you so much! :) 

[D.I.Y. Valentine’s Special] Six fun projects for you to try!

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ONE  |  TWO  |  THREE  |  FOUR  |  FIVE  |  SIX

Not long to go before cupid’s flying about with his arrows!

Well, for all you love bugs out there with a real love for DIY, I’ve scoured the web for some cute, not-on-the-highstreet, handmade Valentine’s projects for you to try; from love notes to ‘breakfast in bed’ kits. These tutorials all include free printables so simply click on the links shown below the images and get crafting!

Enjoy enjoy enjoy! MWAH xx

LOVE IS IN THE AIR … ♥

MbM_ValentinesDay_MAIN HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY love birds! ;)

Well, whatever you do to celebrate all the mushy stuff today, I sincerely hope your day is filled with lots of fun, laughter and love…..and massive congrats if you get asked the BIG question too. Just remember to love your better halves every other day of the year and not just this day! :) Anyway, here’s me having a bit of fun with my DIY heart garland backdrop and one of my favourite Jane Austen quotes……as you do, of course! :D

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Oh and making this garland is the easiest thing on this planet. All you need is red or pink coloured card, a heart-shaped craft punch, white sewing thread, and tape (if you don’t want to use a sewing machine)! You can cover an entire wall with it and it makes the perfect little backdrop to have for any special occasion! Can you imagine entering a white room filled with these when your significant other pops the question? :) I may not be all for Valentine’s Day but it’s these little DIY touches that make me swoon! :)

Much love x x xMbM_ValentinesDay_Supplies  [Image Credit: ©Made by Molu]

[D.I.Y. Valentine’s Special] Last-minute Love Heart Necklace

MbM_DIY-Tutorial_Clay-Heart-Beads-VD_MAINOoooh I totally forgot about these heart-shaped beads! I had them made at the same time as the clay beaded neckace tutorial and completely forgot that I had left them on the sill to dry! Well, haven’t I found them in the nick of time! So here’s another Valentine’s Special DIY project; making your very own heart-shaped necklace out of clay, nail polish, coloured thread and ribbon! SIMPLE! :)

Like the last time, I painted these with red nail varnish giving it a generous two coats which literally takes about a couple of minutes to set. Once dry, and still with the toothpicks through them (to avoid getting paint on your fingers!), take one bead at a time and apply some PVA glue thoroughly all over. Then quickly take you chosen coloured thread and wrap it around the bead, in a way that it creates a pretty funky pattern. Set aside to dry and repeat the procedure with the other beads.

MbM_DIY-Tutorial_Clay-Heart-Beads-VD_2-WEBAfter all the beads have been entwined in the thread and completely dry, take some 2mm ribbon (you can use twine or chord again like the last one) that compliments the rest of the colours and string it through the beads. Now the trick with this part i.e. when having to feed ribbons through beads with much smaller holes, is to get a needle and thread….and then tie the end of that thread onto the end of the ribbon firmly. Then push the needle through the bead and you should soon be guiding the ribbon through too! It’s as simple as that! Make sure you have enough ribbon to be able to tie it around your neck in a comfortable bow. It’s wise to adjust the length on you before cutting the ribbon and always include and extra 20cm for the bow (plus it gives you room for adjustment!)

And that’s it folks – its sooooo simple, sooooo quick and soooo effective. And if you’re lucky, you could get to wear it out to your Valentine’s Dinner! :D And feel free to totally jazz it up further – the choices are endless but at least now you know how easily you can come up with a funky necklace! It’s a great project for you last-minute folk! :)

Enjoy my lovelies and have a wonderful week in the run up to Valentine’s Day! I can totally feel all the Love in the Air! ;) Oh and if you try any of these projects please do share them with me!  MWAH! x x x x

MbM_DIY-Tutorial_Clay-Heart-Beads-VD_1-WEB [Image Credit: ©Made by Molu]

[D.I.Y. Valentine’s Special] Embroidery Hoop Love Heart

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Okay, so our second Valentine’s Day Special DIY project is this quick and easy wall hanging made out of embroidery hoops, scrap fabric materials and felt! I’ve seen these around for a while (so I can’t take any credit for it) and had actually wanted to make an installation of these hoops using scraps of colourful silk Sari material but much to my biggest disappointment I ran out of time and the logistics of making them all in one city and then assembling it in another was a bit more challenging that anticipated. A real shame really as it was going to be the backdrop for the guest book/photo area and it really would have been something else! *sigh* Ah well…..someday I shall get the chance to do it!

Anyway, here’s a small one I made for this tutorial which I thought would be absolutely adorable for Valentine’s Day – whether its a gift, or part of a wall hanging installation, this is the most cost-efficient and visually effective project you could do. Again, just a few simple materials and a bit crafty enthusiasm you can make something rather special. This literally took me 30 mins! So what’s your excuse eh? ;)

SUPPLIES:

  1. Small Embroidery Hoop (you can get this at any craft store, haberdashery or online)
  2. thread and needle
  3. scissors
  4. pencil
  5. Fabric scraps
  6. Crafting felt

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut out a heart template out of card or paper (or use anything you already have about in the house like a cookie cutter etc) and make sure it fits the size of your embroidery hoop. The size of hoop I used was a 6.5″(16cm) in diameter.
  2. I used the fold-over paper method to create a template. This way, you can still free hand draw your heart but with the guarantee that it’ll be symmetrical. This is up to you of course. If you do go for it, simply fold a piece of paper in half and then draw half of the heart onto the folded edge of your paper (as you can see in the images)
  3. Use the template to trace the heart onto your felt fabric. I kept it traditional and opted for a red felt heart.
  4. Carefully cut around the outline so that you’re left with a perfect little felt heart.MbM_DIY-Tutorial_Embroidery-Hoop-VD_1-Web
  5. Now pick a scrap of fabric you’d like to use as your background piece onto which the felt heart will be adhered to. I had lots of 20x20cm bits of floral fabric so used one of them for this project that would compliment the felt heart. YOu can temporarily tack the heart to the centre of the fabric piece before placing it in the hoop.
  6. Place the fabric over the inner part of the hoop (if you’ve never used these before then note that there are two rings; an inner and outer one which you can separate by loosening the little screw). Make sure it is centred with the hoop – use the felt heart as your guidance. And once you’re happy with the positioning, place the outer ring over it and screw tightly into place. You’ll see that the fabric will stretch out nicely when doing so. And now start stitching around your felt heart, again you are free to pick what style of stitching you want to use but a simple running stitch does the job fine! Just a little FYI – make sure the screw part of the hoop is on the top and in line with the top of your heart (you’ll see why in the last couple of points)
  7. Trim any excess material around the hoop so that it isn’t visible when you turn it the right way round. Now you can choose to stick these edges down onto the edges of the hoop or alternatively, if you cut close to the edges enough that would more than suffice.
  8. Turn the hoop around to check if the edges are all tidy,
  9. Then take some ribbon, twine or coloured cord and tie it around the screw fixture. And there you have it. You’re very own little wall hanging fro Valentine’s Day (or any other lovey dovey day!)

MbM_DIY-Tutorial_Embroidery-Hoop-VD_2-webNow obviously you can take it to a much different level by adding embellishments or personalising it but by showing you how its done with just the bare minimum materials is so that you can see how easy this is to make and how far basic materials can go to come up with something unique. What I love about this is that you can use all kinds of fabric materials – that’s the beauty of this project. So if you have lace, vintage florals or any kind of left over fabric and trimmings at home…..you know where to use them! Just have fun!! And if you need inspiration, go on Pinterest! ;)

Happy crafting lovelies! xxx

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[D.I.Y. Valentine’s Special] Stamped Felt Love Hearts

MbM_Felt-Love-Hearts_MainMorning folks! It’s Monday, a brand new start to the week and back to the grind! But with Valentine’s Day looming I’m sure there’s plenty of you stressing over what to get and what plans to make……especially for those planning to propose! OOooOOooHHH! ;) Thankfully we don’t have to share all this anxiety as we’re not big into this day as the rest but that doesn’t stop us appreciating all the LOVE that’ll be in the air this week! :) Well, I’ve actually decided to do a two part DIY series this week for you, if you prefer the more handmade approach…..call me biased but I do think it speaks a thousand more words than commercially bought gifts :D

So my first Valentine’s Special DIY post is making these cute felt love hearts. I knew I wanted to do something that combined  rubber stamps and writing messages so instead of making clay ornaments or cookies with words stamped into them, I decided to use the same concept but on crafting felt. All you need are FOUR key materials to make these bad boys which I think would be perfect as either ornaments or as a gift in it self. Oh and you can totally make them much larger too, which would really be awesome! I was a little restricted with time which is why I kept them small but a felt cushion would be one to do the next time, me thinks! :D

SUPPLIES:

  1. Crafting Felt
  2. Scissors
  3. Thread + Needle
  4. A-Z rubber stamps + Ink
  5. A heart-shaped template
  6. Stuffing 

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INSTRUCTIONS: MbM_DIY-Tutorial_Love-Hearts-VD_1-Web

  1. 1. Use a heart-shaped template to trace around on your felt sheet.You can free hand draw this, do the folded-over paper method or like me, use something you may have about in the house.
  2. Once the outline has been draw onto your felt, carefully cut around it using a good pair of scissors
  3. If you’re making the one felt ornament then you will need to cut out two identical hearts out of felt for the front and back panel but if you’re making more then cut the amount accordingly.
  4. Pick out the letters you need to create your words/messages and get a good idea of how the words would sit within the heart shape – obviously, you want to centre the best you can. Dab the stamp onto the ink to ensure the ink has been covered thoroughly (not too much though!) and then gently place it onto the felt for a couple of seconds. You may find that if you press down a little too hard, any ink caught on the edges of the stamp would also appear on the felt! Now this could be part of the charm otherwise, try and avoid this by being gentle.
  5. It is up to you if you want messages or words on both panels so that you have two on the one ornament. Otherwise you could just stamp the front panel and leave the back panel blank. Alternatively, if you fancy it, you could have a different colour or material for the back panel…..the choices are endless! :)
  6. I used a bit of left over red felt for the loops (roughly 1cm in width and 10cm in length….once double it would be 5cm in length). You can use ribbon, twine, thread or cord for this and the length is up to you to play with. The one I opted for fits perfectly round door handles or picture hooks.MbM_DIY-Tutorial_Love-Hearts-VD_2-Web
  7. Add a dollop of glue to fasten the ends of the felt loop and then again when you stick it to the inside/reverse side of the front panel.
  8. Now pick a thread of your choice and once you’ve place both the front and back panel together (you can use a dressmaker’s pin to hold in place) stitch carefully around the heart. I opted for red to keep it in line with the red used for the stamped words and the loop. The stitching can be dead simple; I’ve used a basic ‘running stitch’ done it but if you’re much more advanced or have more time on your hands then feel free to others like the ‘blanket stitch’ or ‘whip stitch’
  9. Remember not to stitch around completely as you will need to add the stuffing! So when you’re like 3/4 done (or what you think is enough room to insert the stuffing in) then gently add the stuffing – you really wont need much…probably like the size of your hand. Well, depending on the size of your heart, you can figure how much you’ll need.
  10. Once stuffed, finish of the stitching and hey presto – you have some cute little stamped felt ornaments! Its as simple as that! :)

I think these are great for all ages, adults and kids alike! I know I’d much rather recieve these anyonymously than a card ;) Oh and hey, you could add a bit of dried lavender if you want that extra bit of ‘romantic’ touch! Anyway, enjoy your valentines crafting and as always, if you give any of my DIY projects a go please do share them with me on my Facebook page (and hashtag it with #craftwithmolu) I get such a kick out of seeing them. Much love xxx

 

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Love is in the air!

VALENTINES DAY 2webSo this day has finally arrived and no doubt all you love birds are celebrating Valentine’s Day in some form or the other! Well, I do hope it’s a lovely day for you all and that you’re able to express your love in many ways possible…..be it through food, gifts or simple creative gestures. However, if like me, you’re not all into cherubs, chocolates and flowers maybe you can find other ways to display/spread your love…….such as carrying out a kind gesture towards someone in need, stitch a message for your ‘im a piece‘ jigsaw project for the Save the Children’s Race Against Hunger Campaign or simply by giving the biggest and warmest hug to a friend or family you haven’t done so in ages?

Anyway, I had hoped to post this yesterday but having been away all day for meetings with no access to the internet I’ve been left with no choice but to do so now…..a bit late but hopefully it may be of some help for you last-minute do-ers? As my little contribution for today, I’ve drawn up a five simple valentine cards (A5 size) and have attached them here as free printables – feel free to print them out onto some nice heavyweight A4 paper or card (whatever your printer can take), crop along the edges (I’ve provided crop marks for you), fold it in half, pop it into a lovely pink envelope (a C5 size would suit perfectly) and give to your loved ones! The inside’s are left blank for your own personal love notes! :)

Happy Valentine’s Day folks! Lets spread the love! xx

Because a lot of work goes into creating FREE printables, here are some things you should know before downloading:
*Made by Molu printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may NOT re-sell, redistribute, or claim them as your own.
*Please do not remove the Made by Molu logo/watermark.
*If you post this on the internet, kindly credit  Made by Molu & link back to my blog….. Thanks you!!