Homemade Valentine's Day Cards

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.

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Message of Love Valentine Card

By Benetta 222 119

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!

Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Yield: one cardfinished Cupid card

Supplies:

  • 11.2 x 5.5 in red cardstock
  • A6 sized ordinary white printer paper
  • 2 white heart-shaped paper doilies sized 5.2" x 5.2"
  • 2 red feathers
  • 18 pearl flat-sided rhinestone flowers
  • 12 small 3D self-adhesive foam squares
  • pair of 5 mm wiggle eyes
  • teaspoonful of sesame seeds
  • flesh colored acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • black and red felt-tip pens
  • standard scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • clear-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)

Steps:

  1. Score the red cardstock to create a card sized 5.5" x 5.5".
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  3. With the fold at the top, centre and glue one of the paper doilies to the front of the card.
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  5. Draw a circle with a diameter of 1.4" on the piece of white printer paper. Paint the circle with the flesh paint, allow to dry and cut it out.
  6. From the second doily cut a heart that will be Cupid's body. Unless your doily contains an imbedded heart at the bottom like the one on the doily I used, you will have to cut your own heart with a size of 2.1" x 2.1".
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  8. Glue Cupid's face to the card, and the red feathers below the face to add the wings.
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  10. Add the 3D foam squares to the back of the smaller heart, and then add this heart to the card.
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  12. Use the rhinestone flowers to decorate Cupid's body.
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  14. Use glue and sesame seeds to add Cupid's hair, and glue the wiggle eyes in place.
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  16. Use the black pen to add nostrils and a mouth, and draw heart-shaped cheeks with the red pen. Whoo-hoo! Cupid is ready to spread some love!
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Valentine's Day Card

By audrey5682.844 9

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.

Approximate Time: 5 minValentine's Day Card

Supplies:

  • paper of your choice
  • scissors
  • pen
  • decorations of your choice
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Steps:

  1. Fold a peice of the paper in half to create a heart shaped stencil.
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  3. Cut it out and unfold it.
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  5. Place multiple papers on top of each other, if making many cards.
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  7. Place the stencil on top of the paper and cut around.
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  9. Add your message.
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  11. Add your decorations.
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Exploding Box Valentine Card

By ayesha christmas 38 130

Exploding Box Valentine CardI 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

Supplies:

  • square milk or juice carton
  • craft glue, or glue gun
  • construction paper or thin card
  • wrapping paper
  • scissors

Instructions:

  1. Wash and dry out a milk or juice carton carefully. It may be easier to cut the top couple of inches off to do this and to make the rest of the cutting less fiddly.
  2. Clean and cut box.

  3. About 4 inches from the bottom of the carton use you ruler to mark a line all the way around the carton. Cut this off keeping carton all in one piece, this will be your box.
  4. Then mark and cut another piece, 3/4 of an inch wide in the same way from what is left, this will be the frame for the lid of the box.
  5. Now cut from the top to the base of the box in each corner and flatten it out. It will be a cross shape. Use this to cut a template from an old cereal packet or construction card and then use that to cut 2 pieces of wrapping paper in the cross shape of the box.

  6. Use thinly spread craft glue to stick one of the pieces of paper to each side of the carton cross and put it aside to dry. Return to the template and use it as a guide to cut two crosses from the construction card, one of these should be smaller than the other as in the picture. These will form the layers inside to box, but as they will be hidden by paper they do not need to be precise.
  7. Using the photos as a guide use designs cut from the wrapping paper to decorate the first card cross then stick it to the centre of the carton cross. Once this is completely dry, repeat the process with the smaller card cross.
  8. To finish off the centre use designs cut from the paper glued to a small piece of card and fix this to the centre of the smallest card cross.
  9. To make the lid for the box cut a square of wrapping paper about 1/2 inch larger all around than the piece cut from the carton. Fold up and stick down the paper as if you were wrapping a parcel. This will form the lid. Cut a strip of wrapping paper about 1/2 inch wide and then stick this all the way around the lid to make it look tidy. The decoration on the box lid is made using the same method as the centre of the inside of the box.

By Ayesha from Slovenis EU

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Mock Mosaic Valentine's Day Card

By Benetta 221 118

This Valentine's Day make a heart card for your Cupid to tell him just how much you love him. Use sugar paper to make mock mosaic tiles and turn an ordinary white heart into a unique embellishment. You can make this card in shades of pink, or if you prefer, adjust the color scheme to suit your mood.

Mock Mosaic Valentine's Day Card

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Crocheted Edge Valentine Card

Crochet edged card.A special Valentine for someone special.

Approximate Time: 30 minutes max

Supplies:

  • greeting card
  • size 10 crochet thread
  • size 7 (1.5 mm) steel crochet hook
  • 1/16 inch hole punch

Instructions:

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. Supplies.

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

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Craft Project: Kitty Valentine Card

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

With some fabric scraps, cardstock, and a few other supplies, kids can create these cute kitty Valentine cards in no time at all.

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Valentines Through The Years

By Frances 8 3

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

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2008 Valentine

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Easy Owl Valentine

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

Kids will enjoy creating these quick and easy valentines for their friends. Best of all, they're inexpensive to make!

Polka dot owl Valentine card.

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"I Woof You" Valentine's Day Card

By Benetta 222 119

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.

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Tip: Cute Valentine Sayings

By coville123 326 89

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

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Valentine's Day Candy Bar Treat

By Holly 2

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.

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Garden Flowers Valentine

Your garden flowers can be used to decorate your self-made cards
for every occasion. Here is a picture of bleeding heart that I made for my wife on Valentine's Day.

By webster7

photo card with bleeding heart flowers

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Two Hearts Valentine's Card

By Anne Davies 22 12

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.

Blue and white heart card.

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Paper Valentine's Day Cards

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).

Brown puppy card.

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Crossword Puzzle Valentine's Card

By Benetta 221 118

Make this card to show your sweetheart how much you love him.

Crossword Puzzle Valentine

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Puppy Dog Valentine Card

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

Use different sizes of hearts to create a cute puppy dog card for someone special. Kids will love creating these.

Compleded puppy Valentine card.

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Heart Card

By Benetta 221 118

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.

Hugs and Kisses Valentines Card Step 7

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Heart Pocket Card

By HellofromMhay 73 27

Make a heart-shaped pocket for your sweet little treat this Valentine's Day.

Finished card.

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Love Note

By HellofromMhay 73 27

Make a pretty love note and display it using memo or note holder this Valentine.

Valentine note

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3D Valentine Heart Flower Card

By Benetta 221 118

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.

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"Showering You With Love" Valentine

By gem 154 262

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.

Valentine umbrella

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"Sole" Mate Valentine

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.

Valentine in the shape of a shoe sole.

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Craft Project: Recycled Window Valentine Card

By NoRulesArt 40 12

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.

A Valentine's Day window card with candy hearts.

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Tip: Add Your Own Glitter To Valentine's Cards

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

When buying cards for Valentine's Day or other special occasions, the really pretty ones with the glitter usually cost more than the ones without glitter. I decided to start purchasing the plain, but pretty cards, that don't have glitter and add the glitter myself using glitter paint. It can be purchased at any craft store for under $2.00. Simply squeeze some of the paint onto various areas of the card and set aside to dry. When dry, they sparkle and the glitter doesn't come off like it does on the cards you buy that already have the glitter on them. One bottle of glitter paint will decorate many, many cards.

Source: I've been doing this for years.

By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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Valentine's Day Note Cards

Here's one of my collections of Valentine's Day note cards. I take the pictures myself and print them on quality white matte note cards.

By kate

Photo note card with carnations.

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Tootsie Pop Butterfly Valentine

By lalala... 731 97

These butterfly cards are so cute and fun to make! You can customize their wings however you want.

tootsie pop butterfly

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Valentine Heart Card: A Children's Craft

By Benetta 221 118

A funky handmade Valentine's card for the young-at-heart, an easy craft for children.

Completed card.

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Craft Project: Puppy Love Valentine

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

Kids will enjoy making these puppy love Valentines for their classmates.

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Craft Project: Heart Posies

By Grandma J 54 1,040

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.

Heart Posies

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Craft: Puppy Love Valentine Cards

These cute Valentine cards are easy to make and fun to give! Even small children can put them together.

Puppy Love Valentine Cards

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Heart-shaped Valentine Card

By HellofromMhay 73 27

Make this sweet card to give this Valentine's Day.

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Photo Valentines

By Mary 82 95

These are sure to brighten up any fridge and make a perfect little gift for grandparents.

Completed cowboy card, including inside message.

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Craft Project: Froggy Valentine Card

By Rachel's Mom 277 87

Kids will love creating their own "froggy" Valentine cards. They will "leap" for joy making these cute cards, which require few supplies and a little time.

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Craft Project: Valentine's Day Fan Card

By marie cecchini 204 2

This is a cute card kids can make themselves to let the special people in their lives know that they are their "biggest fans".

I'm Your Biggest Fan

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Tip: One Of A Kind Photo Valentines

By Fredda Rosenbaum 2

After the holidays we often have copies of photos of our kids that lack the quality fit for using in a scrapbook. Some of these photos have a good picture of your child but there is a problem with someone or something else in the photo. So, instead of "chucking" these photos, make use of them for Valentines Day. Cut out your child's photo from the print, and use it to make a one-of-a-kind Valentine. I worked on this project one year with my son, and we had a blast writing captions to fit the photos. For example, one photo had him messily licking icing from a bowl. The caption read, "You and I can lick anything together, Valentine." With a photo of a funny face we added, "Be my Valentine, and we'll have lots of fun together." Now, with the use of digital cameras, the applications of creating personalized Valentines is limitless.

By Miz Rosey from Abilene, TX

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Tip: Snowflake Heart Valentine

For a special Valentine's Day cards make snowflake hearts, just as you would make paper snowflakes but in the shape of hearts. Cut out a large heart, fold it a few times, then take a pair of scissors and cut different shaped wedges around the edges. Unfold it and you have a snowflake heart! Paste it to to some colored card stock and write a message for your loved one.

Amy

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Candy Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine

By lalala... 731 97

What kid doesn't like tic-tac-toe or candy? These Valentine's are so easy to make and are perfect for a school Valentine's day party!

tic tac toe valentines

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Heart's Delight Valentine Card

By Benetta 221 118

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter and a heart-shaped paper punch to create two stickmen hugging each other for this fun Valentine's card.

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Children's Valentines

By Mary 82 95

If you enjoy making cards instead of buying them, here are 3 fun Valentine cards for kids. Children can help make them for their classmates!

Yellow phone.

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Video: Metal Rose Valentine's Day Card Part 2

Here is the second part of the Metal Rose instructions. This section shows you how to put together the final card.

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Video: Metal Rose Valentine's Day Card Part 1

This video has detailed instructions for making some really fantastic Valentine's day cards. Anyone you give these to will love them!

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Stitched Valentine's Day Card

By Teri M 23

Give your sweetie a gift from the heart that won't break the bank this year. This card is easy to make and it's design is only limited by your own creativity.

Stitched Heart Valentine's Card

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Craft Project: Sweet Valentine Card

By HellofromMhay 73 27

Pink heart-shaped with accordion-folded medallion creates a sweet centerpiece for this Valentine card.

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Craft: Lollipop Valentine's Cards

By Lisa 75 107

I recently took a trip to the Dollar Store and noticed that they sell Valentine's Cards with Lollipops included. 10 of them for $1. I thought it would be a much better idea to make my own with a few craft supplies and it would be less expensive! Good craft for kids.

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Tip: Craft: Valentine's Chocolate Flower Card

By Julie Bailey 1

To create this card, cut a horizontal sheet of paper from left to right (ending up with two long strips of paper). Fold one in half. Cut a 3 x 3 sheet of tissue paper and fold into the wrapper shape then secure to the card with a piece of double stick tape. Using tacky glue, attach the stems of the flowers into the wrapper first and then glue on the chocolate pieces. Attach rectangles of complementary colored paper to the cover and inside with more double stick tape. Finally, embellish the card with your own Valentine's Day sentiment!

By Julie from Washington, DC

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Craft: Foamies Valentine's Day Cards

Rachel Paxton

Foamies have become very popular during the past couple of years. You can find them in all shapes and sizes and for almost every holiday. They are great for children's craft projects, but anyone can use them to make easy, creative greeting cards.

Valentine's Foamies

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