Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Homemade Valentines

These are just the cutest Homemade Valentines and I am here to share an easy tutorial so you can make them. These make a great Kids Valentine Craft as well.
Yesterday we made some cute homemade valentines. I made something like these years ago with friends and we took them to the local children's hospital. We called ahead to make sure it was okay and we used stickers in place of candy for those who had dietary restrictions. It was fun and fulfilling!
First I printed out a heart because I cannot freehand. Then I traced it on colored cardstock. I also traced the heart on this lace vinyl pictured below.
This is lace vinyl I found at Joanns. It's pretty affordable and adds a little something extra to the valentine. In the past I used white cardstock for the back and hot pink vinyl for the front, but they told me they no longer carry the pink vinyl so I went with this.
Cut it out and hole punch so that you can thread ribbon through the holes.
Thread Ribbon through, I used a few different methods for this. I did a few in and out like what is pictured, and a few wrapped over and back through around the edges (see final pic for example).
Before you completely close off you heart, add a few piece of candy(I used hugs and kisses cause that is what I had but something flatter might work easier!) or stickers or whatever inside and then close them up. I tied the loose ends together in a big bow at the top of the heart. Now you can write love notes on the back and you're good to go. Super easy and affordable. Aren't they just the most adorable homemade valentines?


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19 comments:

  1. How sweet!


    I am stopping by from Sugar Bee's Take a Look Tuesday! Would love to have you take a look at my project, too : )

    http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is a GREAT tutorial I Love the photos & your Project so, so, so CUTE - Thanks for sharing - I would love to add it to my projects page on my blog if that is okay ?

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  3. Those valentines turned out so pretty. I may have to try making one!
    --Leigh

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  4. Would love for you to join us at the Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Party!
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  5. http://flowergirlcottage.blogspot.com/p/free-pattern-favorites.html

    FYI- With your permission, I added this to a diary of projects page at my blog

    Thanks !

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  6. I love it! So simple and pretty. I bet these brought a smile to the recipient's faces.

    Nuestrasaventurasentexas.com

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  7. These turned out just beautiful! I've never seen the lace vinyl, but I'll have to keep my eye out for it next time I'm at a craft/fabric store.

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  8. great ways to use buttons.

    Thank you so much for participating in our linking party this week, looking forward towards your next project this week.

    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  9. That's a little variation on what we did. I like the lace vinyl a lot, though. gotta keep that in mind for next year. :)
    Best wishes. Linda
    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/heart-treats.html

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    LAUREN

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  11. I saw your blog and used your idea and OMG they are so time consuming! Great idea!

    If you want to see what I did with them you can view my blog at www.littlepinkshamrock.com

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  12. I can see how these could take a while, especially if you made a lot! I only made a few this time. Last time we made about 50 but we made them in a group so it didn't take too long. :)

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  13. I love this for my daughter's kindergarten class. How much ribbon did you use for the one with the red ribbon? I want to make sure I buy enough.

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    1. I am not sure how much ribbon I used. I just bought several spools and used some from each. It does take probably 36" at least.

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  14. Ok... this is *officially* Just. Too. Darned. Cute!!!♥ Thank you for sharing! xoxo

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