Friday, 8 February 2008

Valentine's Gift Ideas

I'm a bit late huh? Sorry :( . I thought I'd come up with some great ideas for Valentine's Day! Unfortunately, the only thing I saw running through my head were red roses, chocolates and teddy bears. I know, I know but I tried!

Anyway there are tons of fantastic and I do mean fantastic ideas out there from other people!

First of all, check out these adorable Heart Shaped Tub Teas from Emmy Gabriel at The Natural Beauty Workshop and also check out this other great suggestion for a spa basket!

Anne Marie, The Soap Queen has this unique and fun tutorial along with a few recipes on how to make Massage Candles! Be sure to read them in order of Day One, Day Two and so on!

Or how about some fun melt and pour Heart Shaped Soap? At Candle and Soap Making from David Fisher.

A twist on air fresheners! Cute Wax Dipped Teddy Bears you can use to scent your room at Candle Supply. Might wanna keep this one away from the kids.

All pictures belong to their respective owners and were uploaded and linked from their respective sites.

Finally, how about a box of fizzy Chocolate Tub Truffles! Mmm, yummy.

  • 1 cup bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup of citric acid
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of full cream milk powder
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa butter

If you don't know how to make your own bath fizzies you can find out here! You can roll out your own truffles or use a small mould. You can even scent your truffles to make cherry chocolate, peppermint chocolate or orange chocolate! You can omit the cocoa powder and scent it with vanilla to get a white chocolate truffle! When you're done, wrap them in coloured foil according to the scents and package them in little paper cups in a chocolate box. Tie it all up with some red ribbon or let your imagination run wild!

Have fun everyone and I hope you have as much fun making them as you will have celebrating Valentine's Day!


Michelle said...

WOW! That teddy is a candle??? The first thing I thought when I saw it was "my baby would love that." How cute!! and perfect!! Thanks for sharing all the valentine tips - I love the ideas!

LoveMichie said...

Hi Michelle! I think the teddy bear is more like potpourri. The bear is dipped in hot wax and fragrance oil then left to dry. The fur is combed and "fluffed up" then place in a room you want to scent. The fragrance from the wax scents the room without burning it!

You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it :)

Emmy said...

Thanks for the link love! All of these ideas look so cute! The teddy potpourri is very creative!

Anne-Marie said...

Thanks for the shout out. It was nice of you to include our project in the round up.

LoveMichie said...

No problem! There was no way I couldn't include these ideas. They are too good not to share :)

Michelle said...

Thank you for the additional information on the teddy candle :)