Do you love cute stickers and pretty washi tape? Then this is the DIY for you my friend! It’s a free printable Valentine that’s perfect for kiddos to give their classmates and gives you an excuse to linger in the sticker aisle at the craft store!
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I love me a candy-free Valentine idea! I’m gonna be that mom and complain about how much I hate it when my kids come home with a bag full of lollipop Valentines or packets of sugar powder. (What even is that stuff?!)
Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally fine with my kids having sweet treats, but solid chunks of sugar turn them into wild creatures. So I’m pretty committed to creating non-candy Valentines and birthday treat bags.
If you’re looking for even more sugar free ideas, check out this post of 17 Non Candy Valentine Ideas.
I thought this year’s pun was excellent, but since I had to carefully explain it to both the children and my husband, maybe my sense of humour needs some work? I dunno, I kinda still think I’m hilarious. For more proof of that, check out last year’s Lego themed Valentine pun, or the year before with the highlighter pun! Classics.
These are a great last minute DIY Valentine option since you’ve probably got most of the materials in your craft stash already. They’re super straight forward to cut out and easy to assemble.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these delightful Stuck on You Valentines:
Free Valentine Printable (the download link is at the bottom of the post. No sign-up required!)
Cardstock (White is best)
Selection of Washi Tapes
Brads (or string)
1/8th Hole Punch
Notes on materials:
The glitter heart brads I also already had in my craft collection, but I also found some glitter star brads at my local craft store. These heart brads are similar to what’s pictured here.
Free Printable Valentines
The free printable Valentine download includes three different sheets so you can print them out in whatever combination suits you.
I designed these to look like a texting conversation because I thought that would appeal to my 11 year old more. 🙂
I used PicMonkey to design these free printable Valentine cards. It’s my favourite design tool. I use it for all my graphics.
How to Make Easy DIY Valentines
Assembling these Valentine cards couldn’t be easier. Simply cut out one top card (pink outline) and one bottom card (grey outline) for each valentine.
I lined up all the phone graphics on the page so you should be able to cut all around the group of them in one go.
Then wrap a selection of coordinating washi tapes around the bottom card. I chose a Harry Potter theme, again because I thought it would appeal to my 11 year old. I didn’t think he’d love handing out Valentine cards to his buddies that are all covered in love hearts! lol
My 9 year old doesn’t really concern himself with those kinds of details, so he’ll get a mix of other pretty tape.
I got my washi tape collection from Scrapbook.com. I’ve placed many many orders with them over the years and I’m always very satisfied. The shipping is quick and the products are awesome!
Alternatively, you could use some cute stickers instead and the pun is just as good!
Simply tape a small strip of stickers to the blank space.
I loooove browsing Pipsticks for super cute sticker designs. I’ve been getting more into paper crafting lately and that means I get to shop for adorable paper goods on a regular basis! Win!
Next, line up the top and bottom cards and punch a hole through the top of both.
Affix the brad to the cards to keep them together.
You could also use a short piece of string instead if you don’t have access to brads.
That’s it! Now I just have to make 24 more! 😛
There you go! What do you think of this year’s free printable Valentine? I think any excuse to shop for cute washi tape and stickers will do. 🙂
Oh my gosh, I almost forgot the link to the printable, here it is!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
ps. Since you’re reading this post, I’m going to assume you’re a parent of small (ish) children. And if you’re anything like me, you might not have access to a babysitter. So check out this post of 29 Fun At Home Date Night Ideas you can refer to for Valentine’s Day! xo
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