Roundup: 10 Sweet and Simple Handmade Valentine's Day Card Tutorials

by DIY Maven

DIY Valentine's Day roundup 2016


Valentine's Day is just around the corner, which means it's time to think about Valentine's Day cards. Hand made, of course. These 10 options take the guesswork out of the undertaking. Super clever, super easy, super adorbs, they're sure to win  a few hearts. 



Fish Bowl Valentine
Photo: Bliss Bloom Blog

1. First we'll start with the kiddos. For their school mates, it doesn't get much better than this fishbowl card from Bliss Bloom Blog. And, yes, Bliss Bloom offers a free download for the bowl and text part. 

Smarties Valentine Card
Photo: 733 Blog

2. Rolls of Smarties (or, if you're Canadian, Rockets candies), some washi tape and this free download from 733 Blog and you're ready to go to make these sweet sentiments:


Washi Tape Card from A Step in the Journey
Photo: A Step in the Journey

3. These washi tape cards from A Step in the Journey couldn't be cuter or easier to make. 

Washi Tape Valentine from No Biggie
Photo: No Biggie


4. Speaking of washi tape, this idea from No Biggie would take seconds to whip out. 

Googlie Eyes from Paper Source
Photo: Paper Source

5. We're suckers for googlie eyes around here, so these google-eyed-in-love hearts from Paper Source won ours. Hearts that is, not google eyes.

Paint Chip Valentine's from Country Living
Photo: Country Living

6. If you have a some stamps and ink pad--or a steady hand--and some old paint chips, these Valentine's Day cards would be PERFECT for your fellow fan of Curbly or DIY in general. The idea comes from Jodi Kahn picked up at Country Living.  

King of Hearts Valentine from Real Simple
Photo: Real Simple

7. This next idea comes from Real Simple, and although it features a King of Hearts playing card, the idea could use other cards as well, with a little tweaking, of course. Queen of Hearts = "Queen of My Heart". Ace of Hearts = "You're Aces". Two of any cards = "We're 2 of a Kind". You get the idea. 

Balloon Valentine from A Pretty Cool Life
A Pretty Cool Life

8. A red balloon heart used to make a Valentine's Day card?? You had us at "balloon". Visit A Pretty Cool Life for all the details. 

Clothespin Arrows from I Gotta Create
Photo: I Gotta Create!

9. These clothespin love arrows aren't traditional Valentines, but imagine them clipped to unexpected places Valentine's morning! On a vanity mirror, a lampshade, on the edge of your sweetie's coffee cup...just about anywhere you'd like to share the love. Darling!! I Gotta Create tells us how to make them. 

Heart in fork Valentine from Botanical Paper Works
Photo: Botanical Paper Works

10. And, finally this last minute, no excuses Valentine from Botanical Paper Works. Grab some colorful paper, cut out a heart, write a sweet message on it and slip it into a dinner fork. Love!

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Those are just some of our favorite DIYs this season of love. For many more Valentine's Day projects, gift ideas and inspiration, click here!





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