Handmade Valentines

(originally published 02/2013)

Giving someone something special for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to cost a ton of money or induce anxiety. In my opinion, handmade Valentines come from the heart. Here is an easy DIY you can make in a few minutes with materials you should have around the house (or office).

Materials:
1) Awesome Valentine print file
[ download AwesomeValentine.pdf ]
2) Desktop printer/plain white paper
3) Markers, Pens or other writing utensils

The following materials are optional
4) Scissors & stapler
5) Brightly colored or printed on scrap paper (junk mail, newspaper, magazine, office memo)

STEP 1

Download & Print the “Awesome Valentine” PDF file
[ download AwesomeValentine.pdf ]
* You can proceed to step #4, as all other steps are optional

STEP 2


Fold a piece of scrap paper (magazine page, sheet of newspaper, junk mail) in half, with the “back” side facing out. Draw some half-heart shapes along the folded edge of the paper.

STEP 3



Cut out the heart shapes and staple them onto the printed Valentine. Put the staple in the fold to give the hearts a groovy 3-D effect.

STEP 4

Write in their name & include a nice note from you.
Pro tip: Add their favorite chocolate bar, beer, bottle of wine or invite for *dinner*

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!