So one of my bestest buds in all the land, Jill at Create.Craft.Love organized a Valentine’s Day exchange, and well I just couldn’t resist but to sign up!
The premise of the exchange is to buy or make a Valentine and do it the old school way…send it out via ‘snail mail’. I think it’s a fab idea, especially since these days we don’t even get invitations in the mail anymore, much less a Valentine’s Day card–what a great way to embrace a tradition! There were 40+ sign ups!
Check out how I made these simple Valentines and how you can make some too!
I went to my favorite craft store, Michael’s and bought:
4 Packs of doily hearts
(I chose to alternate red and white)
(still addicted to the red/turquoise combo-sorry!)
Pack of ‘goodie’ bags
Around the house I had:
manual hole punch
hot glue gun and glue stick
fabric (or sharp) scissors
There’s no real grand tutorial here folks, they’re as simple to make as they look!
Simply put one doily over the other (I staggered them a wee bit so the one in the back shows through), punch two holes across the top (making sure you’re catching both doilys).
Run the ribbon through it, tie a knot on each end and cut off the excess ribbon.
Using the hot glue gun, glue the heart cut-out to the front of the Valentine.
(I added another to the second doily, for a fun little surprise!)
Place it in a goodie bag, fold the top down and seal it with some Washi tape (or any kind of craft tape).
Add address labels and a stamp, and drop it in the mailbox (it’s the big blue metal box outside of many businesses with a big ‘U.S.P.S’ sign on it—in case you may have forgotten ha!)
Super simple and great for classroom Valentines too!
Speaking of kid’s crafts…come back in a couple of days for one last Valentine’s Day project (can’t help it)!
Would you consider mailing out Valentine’s cards?
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