Reducing waste through upcycling, repurposing, refashioning and reloving.

Lovecycled... 20 Valentine DIYs



 For you I have to risk it all 

'Cause the writing's on the wall 
 Sam Smith


I haven't done a Valentine's post in years. But I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by the hate happening all around me right now. So let's make love... out of junk.


Above:

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  3. Love
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Looking from a window above, it's like a story of love.

Can you hear me? 
 Yaz, Only You.


Show your plastic grocery bags a little love. Tutorial.



I sell dreams, small comforts, sweet harmless temptations to bring down a multitude of saints crashing among the hazels and nougatines” 
― Joanne Harris, Chocolat


For the love of books and chocolate. Tutorial.  A more traditional book safe could also be filled with candy for the occasion. Tutorial.


“If love wants you; if you've been melted down to stars, you will love with lungs and gills; with feathers and scales; with warm blood and cold.” ― Anne Michaels


Melt for this little wax crayon DIY by Whipperberry. Tutorial.


Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
 Henry Fielding


You are hot! Yes, you. Tutorial (left). Tutorial (right).



“To keep a warm heart in a cold world is the real victory.” ― Marty Rubin



Spotted these felted warm and fuzzies on Etsy. To make your own, find instructions here and here. If you'd prefer to use fabric scraps, there's a great pattern here.



“I love you to pieces, distraction, etc.”― J.D. Salinger


Upcycle old puzzle pieces:

1. Make a punny card (no instructions needed!)


3. Make matching puzzle necklaces

4. Make a card your valentine has to build.  





And one last bit of love.