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Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards

Do you remember when you were a kid and used to make homemade Valentine’s Day cards to pass out at school? Such care was taken to glue little heart-shaped doilies, buttons, and ribbons in place to make beautiful cards for your friends. It was a proud moment to share these original works of art and have the teacher praise you!  Keep this nostalgic feeling alive by making your own Valentine’s Day cards today. You can make them with or without children. They’re easy and fun! (This post contains affiliate links.)

How to Make Valentine's Day Cards
A word of warning … I made a lot of these little Valentine’s Day cards!

Hopefully the pictures will provide you with lots of inspiration for Valentine’s Day!


DIY Valentine's Day CardsI found these adorable, scalloped, square note cards in the craft section of our grocery store. They were plain white with matching envelopes. I decided then and there to decorate both the cards and their envelopes.


Handmade Valentine's Day CardsI cut circles out of scrapbook paper and glued them onto most of the cards.


DIY Vintage Valentine's CardsI had mini vintage cards from last year. Rather than glue them flat, I hot-glued a miniature white clothespin onto the note card and then clipped on the vintage Valentine to give it some dimension.


Handmade Valentine's Day Cards with Felt HeartsOn other cards, I simply used ribbon, felt hearts, and buttons; making a variety of patterns.

I planned on cutting hearts from felt, but at that same store I found felt heart stickers.

Who knew the grocery store has cool craft supplies?


DIY Valentine's Day Card GarlandIn order to take photos of the cards, I decided to string them up on my dresser.


Homemade Valentine's Day CardsI found pre-made decorative hearts at that same store. Good for me, this saved me time!


Homemade Valentine's Day CardsI have to admit, I had a lot of fun making my own homemade Valentine’s Day cards!


Making Homemade Valentine's Day CardsI made a bit of a mess on the kitchen island.


DIY Homemade Valentine's Day CardsBut that’s because I made a lot of Valentine’s Cards!!

This photo doesn’t even show all the cards!


Handmade Valentine's Day Cards and EnvelopesI couldn’t stop with just the cards, could I? The envelopes got decorated, too!


Handmade Valentine's Day Cards and EnvelopesI used stamps and ink to decorate the envelopes, using a script stamp and a bird stamp.


Handmade Valentine's Day Cards and EnvelopesNow that I have all these homemade Valentine’s Day cards, who do I give them to?


Homemade Valentine's Day CardsHubby said there better be at least one with his name on it!


 You might also like these Valentine’s projects:

Valentines Card Garland TutorialHow to Make a Paper Heart Garland


Felt Heart Banner TutorialDIY Heart Felt Banner


Valentine’s Day Decor and Gifts



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  1. I love these! I know I’d much rather receive a hand crafted card over a store bought one. They make such a pretty display hanging and in your basket. You should go get more cards for Easter or other holidays!

  2. Oh, I just LOVE these, Jennifer! The cards are perfect and your wonderful embellishments – I can just imagine how much fun this was for you! Love the ones with the birds – beautiful, creative Valentine Tour post!

  3. You have been a very busy cupid! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your handmade cards! They are so so pretty! Whoever gets these beautifully embellished cards will treasure them.
    Thanks for sharing your Valentine’s Day inspiration!

  4. These are so pretty! I understand why you couldn’t stop making them. What a fun project. They look awesome as a banner or sitting in the basket. Great job Jennifer.

  5. Dear Jennifer,
    I’m a blog newbie and I’m always amazed how creativ people are. I love your inspired ideas!!!! Wonderful things. Thank you for showing it.
    Best wishes from Austria

  6. Oh, I love all your Valentines. One year I made home made Valentines for the nursing home close to where we live. I thought it would be fun for them to have on their dinner tray on V. Day. I never heard what they thought but it made me feel good anyway. I know at my MIL’s nursing home they get cards from children or groups occasionally. I just think that’s a nice thing for kids of all ages to do. Just saying……..in case you can’t stop making those darling Valentines, this would give you another excuse.

  7. I do remember making Valentine cards as a child but they weren’t as pretty or fancy as yours. These are so beautiful! I’m thinking you had a fun time making them too. 🙂

  8. How darling, YOU MUST HAVE A FANTASTIC GROCERY STORE, oops, didn’t mean to do all capitals, but I’m too lazy to fix it. I was looking at the red heart garland and thought that would be cute for Christmas too. I know red hearts are used often in Swedish Yule decor. I love your creativity.

  9. Your Valentines are darling! Two years ago my daughter needed to do a project for a college class and she decided on making Valentines for a nursing home. We made 48…it was so much fun and they came out great! Makes me want to dig out some craft supplies and make some again…… Thanks for the inspiration! karen…

  10. Jennifer, these are ADORABLE! I would be thrilled to receive something like this!!! Hands down beats anything I’ve seen. So tell me WHAT grocery store did these cute supplies come from??? Need to visit that grocery store!! I don’t think mine has anything like that!
    Love the way you have them displayed too in front of that white chest!
    Pinned & G+