Craft Fairs Coming Up

It’s mid-March right now and for me, that means it’s almost craft fair season. Right now, I have three shows scheduled for the Philadelphia area:

Crafty Balboa
Sunday, April 24, 11am – 5pm
Passyunk and Tasker, South Philadelphia

GO WEST! Craft Fest
Saturday, April 30, 11am – 5pm
The Woodlands, West Philadelphia

Trenton Ave Arts Festival
Saturday, May 21st, 12pm – 6pm
Trenton Ave and E Susquehanna, Kensington

Each of these shows have a lot of wonderful vendors signed up, so I’m really excited to be among such talented people. Come on out and enjoy the festivals!

My favorite DIY Valentine's Gifts

A lot of my greeting cards are love-themed, so you might be able to guess that I really enjoy Valentine’s Day. You’d be correct! I absolutely love making cards and crafts to give to my significant other. For me, it’s all about being able to show how much I care with a handmade gift. Here’s a list of my top five favorite gift ideas that I’ve made in the past.

Valentine’s Day Scratch Off card

Did you know you can make your own scratch off cards? I think this idea is super adorable, and I’d be pretty impressed if someone spent the time to make this for me. The link to the full tutorial is here.

Valentine Lightbulb

This project has a wonderful pun in it, and I really like puns. Once it’s done, it seems like the lightbulb and base would work decently as a bookend as well. Double win! The link to the full tutorial is here.

Sweetheart Charms

These little heart pillows can have whatever message you want tucked inside, so they’re good for all types of valentines– significant other, children, etc. I’m generally not good at anything involving thread or yarn, but these are simple enough that even I could figure it out. Full tutorial is available here.

Bacon Roses

I’m one of the many people who loves bacon. I know it’s become super trendy in the past few years to have everything bacon-themed, but I’m still all for it. The more bacon, the better! One thing I found after this trend was a how-to on making bacon roses. What a great idea! I don’t really like the smell of regular roses, so I think these are a definite upgrade, and they’re incredibly easy to make. You can see the full tutorial here.

Gold Dino with Hearts

This gold dinosaur is probably the silliest item here, but that also makes it super memorable. How many people can say their significant other gave them a gold dinosaur as a profession of their love? Not many. This how-to uses small wooden hearts that can be found at a craft shop, but you could easily substitute those with candy hearts or paper hearts instead. Take a look at the tutorial here.