DIY Valentine’s Day Card
This Valentine’s Day card craft idea works great as a Valentine’s Day card or you can frame it and turn it into a special keepsake gift for a loved one. My favorite part is that the letter cut-outs can serve as a frame for your child’s artwork or photos. It is a great way to commemorate your little one this Valentine’s Day. You will be able to capture memories to be shared for years to come!
Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Card
Here’s what you need to make your own DIY Valentine’s Day card:
- Love printable
- A piece of colored cardstock
- Glue or Tape
- A cute photo (That you don’t mind cutting a bit)
- Your child’s artwork (That you don’t mind cutting a bit) or patterned paper
- Pencil and eraser
- Cut around each of the “LOVE” letters (I decided I liked the heart shape instead of the “O” so the printable is changed to reflect that.)
- Arrange the letters evenly on your paper and then trace around them with a pencil. (If making a card, fold your cardstock in half first.)
- Using a sharp pair of scissors, poke a hole through the center of the traced letter, and carefully cut out the letter. (Tip: I found it easiest to cut in straight lines around the edges first and then to go back through and then go back to cut out the extra details to keep the cuts neat.)
- Erase any leftover pencil marks.
- Put the photo of your choice behind the cut out heart shape. Cut off any part of the photo that will show through the “L” or “V” and then tape or glue the photo in place.
- Arrange the patterned paper or artwork behind each letter and when you get it where you want, trim and tape into position.
- Write in your card or frame it as a keepsake gift. Then, surprise a family member or special friend with your thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift.
Who in your life would love a sentimental DIY Valentine’s Day card this year?
About the guest contributor: Kari is Mommy to Elodie, a blogger and former preschool teacher. When she’s not blogging or making crafts with Elodie, she enjoys a nice cup of tea, event planning, and going on adventures with her fun toddler daughter all around San Diego!