One of my favorite parts of Valentine’s Day is making homemade Valentines! There’s just something so special about a homemade card, don’t you think? My favorite Valentines to make are cute and sweet and also unexpected! The sky is the limit when it comes to size and shape, don’t you agree? And also, as you probably aren’t surprised to hear, my philosophy is bring on the glitter! (and if you use glitter glue you don’t have to worry about cleaning it up ;)
Here are some ideas for some lovely homemade Valentines!
A puzzle card - To make a puzzle card, simply draw your design on a piece of paper, whatever size you wish (though try not to make it too much bigger than an envelop) and when you are done turn the design over and use a pencil to draw out a puzzle. Then cut it out along the pencil lines, and erase any leftover markings. Put it in an envelope, and it’s ready for your Valentine!
An origami heart - Write a sweet message on origami paper and then fold it up. Here’ s tutorial on how to fold the heart.
A Valentine themed cootie catcher - Remember coodie catchers? I have no idea how much time I spent making and playing with them in elementary school, especially on the bus! Here’s a tutorial on how to fold the cootie catcher. Once you’ve folded it, write Valentine themed messages on the squares.
A Scandinavian heart filled with treats - These hearts look way harder to make than they actually are, so they are sure to impress! Here is a video on how to cut and fold the hearts. If you make it big enough, you can stick some Reese’s hearts in their, or even an origami heart with a message!
A Valentine themed crossword - I made a crossword for my dad once, he loved it! Here is crossword I found online, or I think it would be really sweet if the clues were specific to the person you gave it to.
What are your favorite DIY Valentine’s? Do you still exchange Valentine’s? Happy Crafting!