Love is in the air. Here is one of my Valentine's projects from last year. I found the idea for this pillow here (via Tip Junkie), then changed it a bit.
I used some white cotton fabric I had on hand for the pillow case and turned it into a slip cover instead of making it a complete pillow. I basically made a pillowcase and sewed in ribbon ties on the open end to tie the pillow closed. (I'm sure Martha Stewart has a good tutorial for doing this in a more precise way.) I used red thread and straight stitched two rows of stitching to frame out the pillow. I used a combination of red and pink buttons I had on hand to make a more folk-art inspired heart (I didn't want it to be symmetrical). It was a simple way to jazz up a boring old pillow, and I can recover the same pillow when Valentine's Day is over with something different.
*hop over to Blue Cricket Design to see other crafty projects*