DIY Valentine’s Cards

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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)

Turquoise ribbon

(still addicted to the red/turquoise combo-sorry!)

Heart cut-outs

Pack of ‘goodie’ bags

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Around the house I had:

Washi tape

manual hole punch

hot glue gun and glue stick

fabric (or sharp) scissors

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DIY Valentines:

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!)

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Place it in a goodie bag, fold the top down and seal it with some Washi tape (or any kind of craft tape).

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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?

XOXO

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Barbara is a lover of all things creative, simple, and budget friendly. Chase the Star began in 2012 as a creative outlet and to chronicle her DIY and crafty adventures. She is a working mom and wife residing in sunny Southern California.

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Comments

  1. Very sweet! Love handmade Valentine’s and that is a favorite color combo of mine too! Happy Valentine’s day!

  2. So cute! Can’t wait to get mine in the mail :)

  3. These are adorable! Great job, my friend! Pinning!

    • Barbara @ Chase the Star says:

      Thanks Jill! This was such a fun thing to do!! I already got yours and I love it!! Great idea! XO

  4. Cute idea!

  5. These are so sweet, Barbara! Nothing like a good ole’ handmade valentine! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

  6. so pretty! I made homemade valentine’s this year too – but only needed to make 2 and they went hand delivery :)

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