Making a Valentine's Bird Card Holder

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February 9, 2020

Valentine's Bird Card Holder - punch holes, thread with ribbon and it is ready to hangMy daughter's class will be having a Valentine's card exchange soon. She requested a bird theme. Here is a Valentine's bird card holder tutorial. All of the supplies I used, I already had at home.


Total Time: 30 minutes

Valentine's Bird Card Holder - closeup of card holder


  • red acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • 2 paper plates
  • scissors
  • heart foam sticker
  • hot glue
  • glue
  • ribbon
  • button
  • 1 pipe cleaner


  1. You will need 2 paper plates.
  2. Valentine's Bird Card Holder - two paper plates
  3. Freehand and cut out a bird silhouette.
  4. Valentine's Bird Card Holder - cut a bird silhouette from one plate
  5. Paint your bird silhouette. (Since my paper plate is red I did not have to paint the other plate.) Allow paint to dry.
  6. Valentine's Bird Card Holder - cut plate and paint bottle
    Valentine's Bird Card Holder - paint the back side of the cut plate, red and allow to dry
  7. With the paper plate scraps, I cut out a triangle piece as the bird's beak and glued it down. You could also cut out feet with the scraps, but I made feet with pipe cleaners instead.
  8. Valentine's Bird Card Holder - paper scrap beak
    Valentine's Bird Card Holder - beak glued in place
    Valentine's Bird Card Holder - pipe cleaner feet

  9. I used two foam heart stickers as the feathers.
  10. Valentine's Bird Card Holder - foam heart stickers as wing feathers
  11. Glue on a button as an eye.
  12. Valentine's Bird Card Holder - button eye
  13. Hot glue the paper plates together.
  14. Valentine's Bird Card Holder - glue the plates together
  15. Poke 2 holes through the plates and thread with ribbon and secure with a knot. Ready to be hung. At school they're hanging their Valentine's card holders on their coat racks.
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