5 DIY Valentine's Cards

5 DIY Valentine's Cards

Valentine’s Day is coming! This holiday means love, hearts, and chocolate. Have you ever tried heart-shaped Reese’s? Shaped Reese’s are better; I don’t make the rules. 

I loved the holiday when I was a kid. I enjoyed making cards for everyone in my class and receiving Valentine’s from others. This exchange leads to an unsaid competition to distribute the most fabulous card. Even if your kids are doing school virtually, there are still people in their life who they would love to make a card for; you are probably one of them. 

Instead of expensive store-made cards, I would love to share five cute DIY Valentine's card ideas I found. Plus, you can make them with things you find around the house! Do you have scissors, glue, and colorful construction paper? You already have what you need for the majority of these crafty cards! (P.s. Some of these are easier with templates. Feel free to nab the .jpegs I made at the bottom)

(Each numbered card title is a link to the necessary detailed instructions)

 

1. 3D Heart Card

What you need: 

  • White cardstock (or any other color you want for the base of the card)
  • Paper of various colors
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

 

2. Paper Roll Printed Card

What you need:

  • White cardstock
  • An empty paper roll
  • Red or pink paint
  • Elastic (if needed)

 

3. Hot Air Balloon Card

*Disclaimer: This one is a little advanced, so older children might have more fun with this one

What you need: 

  • Pink or red cardstock
  • Kraft paper (or any paper for the basket)
  • Craft sticks
  • Markers
  • Glue stick
  • Tacky glue

 

4. Fortune Cookie

What you need: 

  • Colorful/patterned paper
  • White paper strips (for the fortunes)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

5. Bear Card

What you need: 

  • Cardstock–red (for the heart), white and gray (for a polar bear), or brown and tan (for a brown bear)
  • Scissors 
  • Black marker
  • Glue

 

It’s easy to post other things other people made simply, so I took the time to make my own! I was a little peckish, so I tried my hand at the Valentine fortune cookie…it didn’t taste as good as I thought it would. 

 

 

While these different techniques make the cutest cards, make the card YOU want. Change the colors! Add little doodles of hearts! Whatever you want to put your own little spin on it. A homemade card tells the receiver you took the time and adding a little bit of yourself lets them know that you personally care. What’s a better gift for Valentine’s than your time and affection? Nothing!

Heart-shaped Reese’s is a super close 2nd, though.

 Templates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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