Valentine’s Day means flowers and chocolate to most people, even me! But, the cheapest rose bouquet is about $35 at that 1-800 number. Why does it have to be the same old (expensive) red rose bouquet? IT DOES NOT! You heard it here folks—
I declare a creative boycott
on same ol’ Valentine flowers!
Here are some creative ways to say it with flowers on Valentine’s Day, and not break the bank.
- make rainbow roses yourself. These can be created with just about any white flower — pastel colors on daisies are my favorite
- the genius of this DIY practical Valentine bouquets would be a welcome relief to many
- try this fabulous tissue paper flower ‘how-to’ and make a bunch!
- and, then there’s the I Love You Not bouquet. This one is from Dirty Rotten Flowers in Los Angeles, but I think I can leave it to you to create your own, and
- for my husband — the health nut — I might hit the vitamin store and try my hand at skewering a bouquet of his favorite vitamin bottles! Where’s my trusty glue gun?
I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Author Unknown
What would you love to get for Valentine’s Day? Are you a ‘roses and chocolate’ kind of person? Or, are you a bit left-field? Please tell me what you’ll be up to this February 14th. You can comment below.
— Barbara Balkin, founder and ARTkinIST