DIY + Tutorial 5 DIY Valentines

Published on February 10th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

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5 DIY Valentines You Can Make Today

5 DIY Valentines You Can Make TODAY!

Valentine’s Day is coming up on Friday. Still haven’t picked up a card? We’ve got you covered with these DIY valentines!

With just a few days to go, it’s probably tempting to go shopping and just pick up a Valentine’s Day card. Before you hit the big box store, though, check out the list below for some DIY valentines that you can make in a flash!

Handmade cards have more heart (Get it? Heart?), and when you create your own DIY valentines from reclaimed materials you’re also reducing waste instead of creating more. Head to the recycle bin and check out your crafty stash – I bet that you have everything you need to make at least one of the DIY valentines listed below!

5 DIY Valentines

1. Manila Folder Valentine

Grab an old manila folder that’s been used and abused and turn it into a sweet bunting Valentine in under 30 minutes. The beauty of this project is that you can use any reclaimed paper that you like: origami paper, junk mail envelopes, book pages, etc.

2. Collage Cards

This tutorial is more like a skeleton project, meaning it gives a ton of options, and you can use what you have. I love open-ended tutorials like this, because they make upcycling easy, no matter what materials you have on hand.

3. Cute as a Button Valentine

Do you have a vintage button problem? It’s OK – you can tell me. I have one too. Bust that stash and turn some of your favorite buttons into a sweet upcycled valentine!

4. Hidden Clothespin Message

Got some clothespins in your crafty stash? Combine them with a little scrap paper to make this clever little DIY valentine!

5. Shampoo Bottle Valentine Mailbox

OK, so this isn’t technically a valentine itself, but what a cute way to stash the card you make along with some fair trade chocolates for your sweetie!


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Hi there! I'm Becky Striepe, a green crafter and vegan foodie living in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two cats. My mission is to make eco-friendly crafts and vegan food accessible to anyone who wants to give them a go. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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