I’m so excited to share these 24 AMAZING ideas for homemade Valentines cards. Make them with your kids, or just by yourself. Making cards is such a wonderful family tradition in our home, and one that is fairly easy to keep up. All you really need is a bunch of art supplies on a big table and some hearts and you’re good to go!
Moving to America when I was five was memorable for many reasons. Learning a new language for one, although I don’t remember that. What I remember most about my first year here was making Valentines for everyone in my class. It was like Christmas! Sharing all of the cards I had made for my friends, and receiving what they had made for me – I felt all warm and fuzzy inside. I miss Kindergarten.
There are infinite ways to make a Valentines card from scratch. Some of these ideas are open-ended, process oriented cards, which is the best kind of card making and perfect for kids. And some are a little more DIY, but still great to do with kids.
Here we go!
24 Homemade Valentines
1. Our simple hearts made from cereal box cardboard.
2. Felt heart (sew or glue on) with rubber stamps from Clever Charlotte.
3. Our hearts paper chain.
4. Layer paper hearts and fold into an envelope from Martha Stewart.
5. Doily hearts from my Instagram.
6. Trace your child’s hand for the sweetest valentine from Martha Stewart.
7. Pop-up valentines by Minieco.
8. Our paper bag valentines with newspaper hearts.
9. Our puffy hearts.
10. Melted crayon hearts from Martha Stewart.
11. Newspaper heart necklace from Maya Made.
12. Valentine faces from My Paper Crane.
13. Our simple watercolor hearts.
14. Cupcake liner valentine badges by Urban Comfort.
15. Fingerprint valentine by The Gold Jellybean.
16. Paint chips and a heart punch at Juneberry Lane.
17. Cookie cutter heart prints from BHG.
18. Our heart sunburst watercolor paintings.
19. Dollar store valentine’s craft table from Design Improvised.
20. Tissue paper heart collage from Fireflies and Mud Pies.
21. Make your own heart doilies by Martha Stewart.
22. Our newspaper heart postcards.
23. Hand sew or use glue with these simple heart cards from Apartment Therapy.
24. Donut valentine’s from Paper Source. (You can make them yourself!)
I hope I’ve let a spark with these ideas!
In my opinion, the best way to make homemade cards is to create a craft table full of all the supplies you will need. Set up the table on the weekend, and leave it out for a day or two. Sit down with your kids if you can, or if they are little, and just enjoy the process. The cards don’t have to be complicated…it’s just so lovely to give something (and receive something) that has been made from the heart. ♡
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