Monday, February 3, 2014

Easy DIY Valentine's Day Gift

Do you get stumped when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts? It's hard to think beyond the box of chocolates when you're busy. My friend Heather from At the Picket Fence is here today with an Easy DIY Valentine's Day Gift. You won't believe how simple this is...and so pretty too! Please help me welcome Heather to the blog.
                          DIY Love Mug from At The Picket Fence

I'm so excited to be here today guest posting for one of my favorite bloggers on the planet! It's always such an honor to make a trip over here to Serenity Now from At The Picket Fence, to visit with all of you!

When Amanda asked me to guest post for her, while she's home snuggling with and enjoying the newest addition to their household, the first think I thought of was a fun Valentine's Day Project...and what's better than a Valentine's Day project? A DIY Valentine's Day Project you can give someone else!    
DIY Love Mug from At The Picket Fence

It's so easy during Valentine's Day to get wrapped up in expensive gift giving. Now don't get me wrong, I love roses and perfume and jewelry as much as the next girl but I also love sweet, simple gifts as well and this is one that even the kid's can get in on.

Like this Love Mug that you can easily make yourself! It would make a perfect gift for a favorite teacher, coach or something fun to make for Mom or Dad!All you need is an inexpensive mug, paint pens and an oven!
White porcelain or ceramic mug (I purchased mine at the Dollar Tree) 
 Red and Black Paint Pen
DIY Love Mug from At The Picket Fence

Draw a fun design. I made this one of a sweet little "flying" heart and the word LOVE Decorate both sides if desired Place on cookie sheet in cool oven. Bring to 350 and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool in oven. Consider hand washing to maintain design.

DIY Love Mug Tutorial

That's it! Seriously, could this be any easier?! I just love how darling it turned out. I might just have to keep this one for myself. grin!
DIY Love Mug from At The Picket Fence

This sweet mug would be even sweeter with some of my Decadent Valentine's Day Chocolate Bark...

...or my Chocolate and Pink Salt Dipping Spoons tucked inside!
Chocolate and Pink Salt Dipping Spoons and Mug from At The
 Picket Fence

These delicious spoons are a great treat! Just wrap them up and tuck inside...who wouldn't love to receive this as a Valentine's Day gift?!
DIY Love Mug from At The Picket Fence

Thanks for letting me share this fun and easy DIY Valentine's Day Love Mug with you! 
I hope you'll stop over and see us soon...At The Picket Fence!
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I'm in love with these simple gift ideas! Thank you, sweet Heather, for sharing your creativity with us today!

What's your favorite kind of gift to give or receive for Valentine's Day?

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