If you are bored with the usual craft ideas or are just looking for something to stretch your crafting muscles you have come to the right place. We have gathered some unique craft ideas to give Valentine’s Day a whole new spin! If you are ready to move on from making Valentine hearts and paper flowers you can try some of our crafting ideas that will let you give your Valentine a unique and highly personalized Valentine gift. Keep in mind that these crafts require some crafting experience and will work best for older crafters. Here are some ideas for unusual Valentine crafts-
Hand painted Valentine flutes-These charming glasses can be used for a romantic dinner for two or be a great Valentine gift for someone.
What you will need:
Wine glasses or champagne flutes
Glass paint (available at local craft stores)
Soap and water
Instructions for the project:
Wash the glasses thoroughly with soap and water and allow to dry completely. You can now paint your design on the glasses. You may want to use stencils, or place a picture that you like on the inside of the glass, applying your colors on the outside to match the photo. Keep in mind that simple hand drawn graphics like hearts work well. But don’t be afraid to be creative since free hand designs will give your work an artsy, hand made look. Remember, when painting glass, “less is more” and less busy designs often provide the best effect. If you do make a mistake, dip a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol and gently wipe away anything outside of the design (be aware, however, that if the rubbing alcohol runs into your design, the paint may run or smudge). Be sure to wait 24 hours to allow paint to set and cure, before baking to set the design permanently. Follow paint package instructions for baking. After baking, your design should be resistant to normal usage and dishwashing.