A handmade Valentine gift
I thought I would share a handmade Valentine’s gift suggestion with you.
Flower bouquets can be very expensive for Valentine’s Day and I thought this lovely gift could be given to your loved one, handmade by you at a great price!
The above image is the finished image that I designed for one of my Valentine Greeting Cards
Here is what I did -
I bought a heart shaped oasis from eBay (size 9″), (you could buy a square one and cut a heart shape out, if a heart is not available.)
I then went to Tesco’s and bought several bunches of roses in various pink shades. (I used 40 roses in total)
Complementing colours and shades work best.
Are there particular roses, colours that your valentine likes?
I soaked the rose stems in a bucket of water with flower food added, as well as soaking the oasis in water overnight.
The following day I cut the roses and placed them in a pattern into the oasis.
Last but not least, you can buy some waterproof ribbon in a matching or complementing colour to add around the edge of the oasis.
To present your gift to your valentine, buy a gift box, place the oasis inside on some tissue paper and close. To finish add a pretty ribbon to tie around the box with a gift tag.
The cost of the oasis, roses, waterproof ribbon came to around £15.00
Finished Valentine gift as above.
The following image is our Valentine’s card for this year using the above method.
I hope you like the suggestion and that it will inspire you to give a handmade gift this year.
The above Valentine’s card is available through our website -
We can personalise the card with your message on the front and / or inside the card for free.
All images © Send a flower card – Anita Hunt