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Give a handmade Valentine’s Day gift this year

We believe that there is no better way of showing a loved one that you care than with a handmade gift, which is why we created this guide showcasing some of the heart-felt gifts you could create from your home. Some of our items could even be personalised to create an even more special gift for someone you adore. Follow our guide to creating a beautiful rose out of ribbon that will last forever, or read on for more great gift ideas!

How to make a stunning ribbon rose:


1. Cut any length of ribbon and fold in lengthways. NOTE: The length of ribbon determines the fullness of the rose.

2. Make the half way fold at a 90 degree angle.

3. Fold the ribbon side that is underneath on top of the ribbon that is on top.

4. Continue until you run out of ribbon.

5. Turn the piece over and pinch the ribbon ends with your fingers.

6. Using the opposite hand, pull the ribbon until you get a rose shape.

7. Once you’re happy with the rose shape, secure end by tying thread around access ribbon or sewing together.

NOTE: Try experimenting with different materials to achieve different effects e.g. satin, organza ribbon, lace…

As simple as that! If you want to take your ribbon rose even further, why not create a beautiful bouquet like this one? It would make a great Valentine’s Day gift, or even a centrepiece for a romantic meal.

What else could you create?

We have put together a guide to creating a love cushion, perfect for snuggling up to your loved one. A gift always means more if you put some thought and effort into making it, so we believe our love cushion is the perfect gift for your valentine! Come into our store today and our friendly staff will equip you with everything you will need for making this cushion, as well a guide to keep you on the right track.

Or why don’t you have a go at a crochet heart for your other half? Use our Natura cotton to create this gorgeous crotchet heart, or purchase from us in store.

Don’t forget to decorate

Add an extra touch of love to your gift with our Valentines ribbons, jewels and buttons. Once you’ve made a gorgeous gift for your loved one, adding extra decorations is an easy and fun way to make your garment look professional and attractive – as well as giving it the wow factor to impress your loved one!

Get everything you need to create the perfect gift

Here at Fred’s Haberdashery, we offer a wide range of ribbons, lace, buttons and diamantes that will enable you to make all of these wonderful gifts and more!
Get in contact today on 01246204504 for more information, or pop into to the shop to speak to our lovely team, who will get you on track with creating a wonderful gift for the one you love.