10 DIY Valentine Ideas Featuring Your Photos

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There are a certain three little words everyone wants to hear this Valentine’s Day.

But aren’t 1,000 words even better?

Use a photo (they’re worth 1,000 words!) to make a Valentine this year, and you’ll say so much more than “I love you.”

1. A Really Sweet Frame

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This might not be the world’s most non-perishable frame, but it sure is cute.

Grab an extra box of candy hearts, so you don’t eat all your supplies as you DIY.

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2. A Puzzling Prezzy

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Let that special someone know you love them to pieces!

And they get to put those pieces back together and that’s fun, cuz it’s a puzzle.

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3. Tiny Book, Big Love

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Make your honey pie an adorable mini photo book from your Instagrams.

Tell the tale of your fairytale love.

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4. Better Than Bling

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Who needs diamonds? Drape your sweetheart in photos.

Turn any snapshot into earrings, a necklace, or a grill (maybe, we only tried those first two).

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5. 3D Love

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The perfect pop-up card for a love so big two dimensions just can’t hold it.

No special glasses required.

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6. Analogue Love

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Snap photos for your boo, then hand over the whole roll.

They’ll have to get it developed to see your snapped love notes, pics of favorite places and the like.

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7. Stand Up for Love

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These supercute photo stands, are just the thing for your snuggle-muffin to keep a photo of you close by.

Plus, they’re easier to make than you’d think. Try it out.

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8. Photographical Trickery

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Take a photo with a hand extended, so you can slip in a pencil or candy.

Mmmmm. Candy. (Can’t wait for the Feb. 15th sale)!

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9. Go Classic with a Card

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Make your prince(ss) charming a photo card with a special surprise.

Open to reveal and photo and a hidden heart. Awwwww.

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10. I Love You a chocoLOT

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Grab a heart shaped box of the good stuff and decorate the top with photos, glitter and other trimmings.

Your baby cakes will love it (and you)!

Yes, we googled “cute pet names.” It was weird.

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Taking it Further

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Laurel Link

Editor of Parabo.Press and Photojojo.com! I either wrote this up myself, or resurrected a post from a Photojojo-er of the past. I think YOU should submit an article. I'd love to approve it!

You love love, and you love it big time. So, go BIG this Valentine’s Day.

Print up a 3 foot x 4 foot Engineer Print to show your love BIG time.

Read along to see three fun ways to spread the love to friends, crushes and soulmates using photos!

 

1. Mailbox Surprise

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Just fold up your Engineer Print, pop it in an envelope and mail it to your long-distance love.

Parabo Press’s EPs (as the cool kids call ‘em) are printed on extra thin paper, perfect for easy hanging and mailing too!

Yeah, your print will get creases in it, but we just love the idea of your giftee unfolding and unfolding and unfolding to reveal the biggest Valentine they’ve ever received.

 

2. Pin the Heart on the Babe

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We may have spent a bit extra time on this part of the photoshoot in the Photojojo Office … this game is serious fun! Everyone gave it a go.

Print up a photo of your favorite heartthrob, cut out some hearts, procure a blindfold, give the first contestant a good spin, and watch them just try to find their way to that cutie’s heart.

It’s the perfect pastime for a Galentine’s Party or a cozy night in – just you, mood music, a box of chocolates and an EP of Michael B. Jordan.

 

3. Surprise! I love you!

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Engineer Prints (available in color and B&W) are the perfect width to tape in your
standard door.

Tape your face looking into a room with an inward opening door to give your favorite someone a BIG surprise.

Just make sure your intended recipient is in the room when you stick up that print.

 

 

What are you waiting for?

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Three Lovely Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Using Photos

We get it. You need the perfect costume idea.

Whelp, if you like snapping photos and having fun (you sound like our favorite kind of person) look no further!

Check out four easy costume ideas that’ll get you all the best candy (full size only).


Inspector Gadget

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Fill a trench coat with gizmos and give your friends a fright followed by relief when they realize you did not dress as a streaker.

YOU’LL NEED:


Instagram

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Hang the Photo Rope from your neck and use magnets to hang your favorite photos. You’re everyone’s favorite stream of photos. *Liked*

GATHER:

  • A Black Outfit
  • Photo Rope
  • Square Prints (get ‘em free from Parabo Press)


A Beautiful Unicorn

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Throw magical colorful clouds around, wherever you go! The more color you fling the more colorful your costume will become.

INGREDIENTS:

A Real-Live Photo Booth

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Document your favorite costumes and hand out prints as you go. You can even charge your pals for print … just like a real photo booth.


JUST COLLECT:

Do you have a super photo-related costume idea? Tell us over on Instagram – we’re @photojojo. Or, show us with #photojojo.

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