We love to craft in our house so when we found out our local homeschool co-op group was going to do a Valentine card exchange this week we put our creative hats on. We came up with this fun, easy idea for DIY Valentine cards that is perfect for kids and adults! This whole project took Little A and I about an hour from start to finish. The final result was 17 beautiful, colorful, one of a kind Valentine cards for her to gift to her homeschool friends.
I’ve heard some moms groan at the thought of having to do a project like DIY Valentine cards because they think it will be a big, involved, time consuming, messy project that they don’t want to deal with. DIY projects don’t have to be that way at all! Yes, I admit there is an occasional time intensive, messy project we take on like tie dying clothes with homemade natural dyes, but not all projects have to be so involved.
These DIY Valentine cards are easy to make and are so much more thoughtful and creative than a store bought Valentine with a pre-written, impersonal message. This project can be for all ages too! Little A and I made these together so I painted some watercolor paper and she had several sheets of her own to paint. Little A really got into this project. At one point she was using two paint brushes, one in each hand. She also had the fun idea to shake the brush at the paper to create little watercolor paint sprinkles.
I just love how these turned out! Each one is so unique and beautiful in its own way. I love them so much part of me wants to keep them all to decorate our house, but I think instead we’ll just have to do this project again another day. Maybe next time we’ll even try cutting out some different watercolor shapes to decorate our house for springtime!
DIY Valentine Cards | Watercolor Hearts:
We used watercolor paper for this project because we have some in our craft box. Watercolor paper is a bit thicker than regular paper and has a texture to the paper. If you don’t have watercolor paper, you can just use regular paper as long as it isn’t super thin that would tear when wet.
-watercolor paper (you can find it here)
-watercolor paint and brush
-pen or pencil
3. Cut out the hearts following the lines drawn from the pattern.
4. On the back you can write a personalized Valentine’s message to give away to your family and friends!
Happy crafting and Happy Valentine’s Day!