Whether your child needs 30 cards for his entire class or you want to send a few love notes to friends and family, these homemade Valentines are simple and inexpensive to make. This guide is about homemade Valentine's Day cards.
I made this pretty exploding box Valentine card using a square milk carton for the basic box and some gorgeous vintage style wrapping paper. Total cost 50 cents!
Approximate Time: 1-2 hours including drying time for the glue
By Ayesha from Slovenis EU
A special Valentine for someone special.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes max
Notes: Read instructions all the way through before beginning. Depending upon how far apart your holes turn out, you may need to ch 2 between the sc.
Prep The Card:
With a pencil lightly draw a heart, circle, or oval around the picture on the card. Cut out the shape, cutting just inside the pencil marks. On the back side draw a line about 1/8 inch from the edge. Then punch holes every quarter inch using the line as your guide.
Crocheting The Edging:
Round 1: Attach thread with a sc in one the hole just to the left of the dip. *Ch 1, sc in next hole. Repeat from * around, except work 3 sc in hole at tip of heart. Join in the first sc with a slipstitch.
Round 2: *Skip ch, 3 dc in next sc, slipstitch in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join with a slipstitch in the beginning slipstitch.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
By Suzetta from Bellingham, WA
Valentine's Day is a fun day for young and old. Children love making cards for those they secretly admire. What can be more fun than a card with a cute little dog and a "I Woof You" message? Your child will love making this card and spreading some fun and cheer at school.
With some fabric scraps, cardstock, and a few other supplies, kids can create these cute kitty Valentine cards in no time at all.
This Valentine's Day, make your sweetheart a card with Cupid as the focus point of the card. As the symbol widely associated with love and affection, this Cupid will make sure that your message of love won't be lost!
Kids will enjoy creating these quick and easy valentines for their friends. Best of all, they're inexpensive to make!
Here is a cute, simple, and easy card that you can simply make with things in the house. Simple materials and steps make it easy to create this in a limited time.
Use a cookie cutter to trace hearts onto different shades of sugar and tissue paper. Glue the hearts onto card stock to create a 3D flower effect for your sweet Valentine.
Make your own unique Valentine's card to show that special person in your life just how much you care for them. All you need are a few scraps of paper, some wax crayons, and a touch of imagination.
Use different sizes of hearts to create a cute puppy dog card for someone special. Kids will love creating these.
My staff gets very little recognition. The least little bit of recognition makes them happy. We have a fabulous nursing team and every so often I like to tell them how much they are appreciated for the work they do.
These butterfly cards are so cute and fun to make! You can customize their wings however you want.
This is a collection that my husband has made for me for Valentines Day for a number of years. We've been married 57 years so you can see the romance has not gone out of our marriage. A styrofoam heart reads "My heart is never heavy because you're mine". He glued hay (we are farmers) on one. It reads "Hay you! I love you!" I hope you can read some of the others.
Update: This is the 2008 addition to the collection of Valentines that I sent previously. So I'm still his Valentine! Thanks for your sweet comments.
By Frances from Tarzan, TX
Make a Valentine card from recycled packaging. This is so simple and so cute. Whenever you purchase an item with the plastic bump out type packaging, save it for a treat card.
Make a pretty love note and display it using memo or note holder this Valentine.
Make this sweet card to give this Valentine's Day.
Hang a glow stick on his car mirror if you can. Have a tape ready in the player so when he starts his car, the song "You Light Up My Life" starts playing. Write "priceless" in the card. Use the for sale column in the newspaper in the card.
Write "Dad's an old smoothie, never rough on me." Use sandpaper and silk in card.
Write "Where have you bean all my life." Glue on a dried bean.
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
Use some marbled pink cardboard, double-sided glitter scrapbook cardboard, and a few odds and ends to make a Valentine's card for your loved one.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I have some darling, easy cards to make from just construction paper, craft glue, markers, and googly eyes (optional).
Make a heart-shaped pocket for your sweet little treat this Valentine's Day.
I have done this candy card for my husband a few times in 11 years. It is cheap and easy. All you need is a piece of poster board, a marker, and candy bars.
Crochet around a insole for your funny Valentine. On the wrong side, with a pencil, lightly draw a line about 1/4 inch from the edge. Then punch holes every quarter inch just on the line.
A funky handmade Valentine's card for the young-at-heart, an easy craft for children.
Need a last minute valentine craft? My year old granddaughter and I made 25 of these for her class in about 90 minutes. We call them Heart Posies.
These cute Valentine cards are easy to make and fun to give! Even small children can put them together.