Before I sound like a total killjoy, though, I must add that I do think it's lovely to celebrate occasions and I love an excuse to make pretty things and try out new ideas. So here are a few of my crafty ideas for Valentine's - they can be used as gifts or just to brighten up the home or to have fun with the kids. They can also be used as anytime crafts and adapted to your own tastes.
First up are some painted tins - I always have chalk paint in the house. It's incredibly versatile and can be used in so many ways (see my Chalk Paint Projects post for some inspiration).
I've been using the tins as part of my candle business but here they can be gift containers or plant pots or just use your imagination!
The cleaning of the tins involves a little bit of work, the labels have to be removed and the tins washed with soapy water and thoroughly dried. There is usually glue residue on the tin, sometimes it can be easy to remove, other times a good bit of white spirit is needed.