Made With Love: Easy DIY Valentine's Day Card Ideas for Everyone on Your List (2024)

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Whether you are on the hunt for a Valentine's Day card idea for a significant other, a best friend, a family member, or a kids classmate, these cute homemade valentines cards will certainly communicate your Happy Valentine’s Day wishes with whimsy and creativity. Don't know the difference between a glue gun or glue stick? Not to worry. From easy printables to simple Valentine's Day crafts to watercolor art inspiration, there are ideas here for every skill level.

If you're looking for the perfect little something for children to stuff into classmates’ valentine boxes at school, set those little hands to work crafting "love bugs" (idea #24 on this list) or a Dinomite Dinosaur Valentine. Or, treat everyone in the class to a small gift, such as a sweet treat, cute pencil, or glow stick, along with a card bearing a clever Valentine’s Day pun that will tie it all together.

Want to create a special keepsake for a loved one (or maybe the one and only)? Make a DIY photo card embellished with buttons, spell out X's and O's with handmade confetti, or pull out the paintbrush and make some freestyle art. The recipient will treasure your creation always, especially when you inscribe it with a meaningful Valentine's Day quotes and seal it with a kiss. Whichever card idea you choose, one thing is for sure—it'll warm your valentine's heart come February 14.

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Vegetable Watercolor Valentine's Card

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Tell them you love them with a hand-painted card and clever saying. Make a loose watercolor drawing of fruits or vegetables on the front of blank note cards and add punny sayings—such as "You are Rooted in My Heart," "Olive You," and "I Love You From My Head Tomatoes."

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Button Heart Photo Card

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Tell your partner how much you love them by transforming a plain note card into a heartwarming photo card embellished with sweet buttons.

To make: Cut out a heart shape from the front of a plain note card. Glue a photograph to the inside of the card, centering it in the opening. Glue buttons around the outline of the heart cutout.

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'Hugs & Squeezes' Applesauce Pouch Valentines

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A healthy snack and valentine in one, this idea is ideal for pre-schoolers, kindergarteners, or early grade schoolers—and super easy for you to pull together thanks to the printable cards bearing a cute and punny message.

Get the tutorial at Occasions by Shakira.

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Fabric Scrap Valentines

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We can't think of a better way to use fabric scraps than this punny valentine idea.

Get the tutorial by Laura Prietto, @_laura_prietto.

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Monogram DIY Valentines

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This sophisticated, personalized valentine will earn a spot in your recipient's keepsake box.

Get the tutorial at Merriment Design.

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Pressed Flower Butterfly and Heart Valentines

Of course, it would be lovely if you have pressed flowers saved from your spring and summer garden to craft these valentines—but if not, this blogger has your back with her trick for drying and pressing flowers fast.

Get the tutorial at Woodlark Blog.

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Dinomite Dinosaur Valentine

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How cute are these colorful dinosaurs!?

Get the tutorial at ABCDeeLearning.

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Floral Flair Studio Sunflower Valentine Template

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Floral Flair Studio Sunflower Valentine Template

Got a cutting machine, such as a Cricut or Silhouette? Use it to make this 3D flower with falling heart petals. Buy the template at Floral Flair Studio's Etsy shop and watch the tutorial at @floralflairstudio on Instagram.

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Cut-Paper Flower Card

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The hardest part about making this construction paper candy heart card is keeping yourself from eating all the candies.

Get the tutorial at Woman's Day.

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'I Dig You' Valentine

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Who wouldn't want to receive a bag filled with gummy worms and M&Ms on Valentine's Day?

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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Scrath off Card

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The gifts keep on giving when the recipient gets to scratch off a heart to choose the gift they will receive!

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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Words and Vines Valentine's Day Card

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If you're looking to improve your lettering and watercolor skills, then this totally customizable card craft is perfect for you.

Get the tutorial at The Postman's Knock.

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Oil Pastel Heart Balloons Card

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Perfect for both kids and adults, this oil pastel heart balloon card couldn't be easier to make.

Get the tutorial at The Joy of Sharing.

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Mason Jar Valentine

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Decorate a chipboard mason jar with some buttons, twine, and rhinestones to create these adorable Valentines.

Get the tutorial at The Country Chic Cottage.

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Stencil Hearts Valentine's Day Card

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No one will believe you made this gorgeous stencil heart card with just an old toothbrush, paint, and a piece of junk mail.

Get the tutorial at The Postman's Knock.

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3D Tissue Paper Heart Card

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This stunning tissue paper heart card is something your recipient will want to keep for years to come.

Get the tutorial at The Joy Sharing.

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Printable Truck Valentine

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Anyone who loves donuts, trucks, or puns (or all three!) will be delighted to receive this clever card.

Get the tutorial at The Country Chic Cottage.

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Lollipop Heart Flower Cards

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If you're a sucker for your sweetheart, then these little treats are perfect for you.

Get the tutorial at One Little Project.

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Fingerprint Heart Tree Card

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Your kids will love getting a little messy making this creative card that will look so beautiful, you'll want to hang it up.

Get the tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun.

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Heart Confetti Card

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Use a heart-shaped hole puncher to make your own confetti hearts to sprinkle on the front of these sweet cards.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

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Charlyne Mattox is Food and Crafts Director for Country Living.

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Corinne Sullivan is an Editor at Cosmopolitan, where she covers a variety of beats, including lifestyle, entertainment, relationships, shopping, and more. She can tell you everything you need to know about the love lives of A-listers, the coziest bedsheets, and the sex toys actually worth your $$$. She is also the author of the 2018 novel Indecent. Follow her on Instagram for cute pics of her pup and bébé.

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As an expert in the field of Valentine's Day crafts and card-making, I can confidently provide you with information related to the concepts used in this article. I have extensive knowledge and firsthand expertise in this area, allowing me to share valuable insights and tips for creating homemade valentine's cards.

The article discusses various ideas for homemade valentine's cards that can be used to express your love and affection to different recipients. Whether you're looking for a card idea for a significant other, a best friend, a family member, or a classmate, there are options available to suit every relationship. These cards are characterized by their whimsy and creativity, making them perfect for conveying your Happy Valentine's Day wishes.

The ideas presented in the article cater to different skill levels, ensuring that even novice crafters can participate. From easy printables to simple crafts and watercolor art inspiration, there are options for everyone. For children, there are suggestions such as making "love bugs" or a Dinomite Dinosaur Valentine to stuff into classmates' valentine boxes. Alternatively, you can treat everyone in the class to a small gift, accompanied by a card bearing a clever Valentine's Day pun.

If you're looking to create a special keepsake for a loved one, there are suggestions for DIY photo cards embellished with buttons, handmade confetti with X's and O's, or personalized freestyle art. Adding meaningful Valentine's Day quotes and sealing it with a kiss will make the card even more special and treasured.

Some specific card ideas mentioned in the article include a Vegetable Watercolor Valentine's Card, a Button Heart Photo Card, 'Hugs & Squeezes' Applesauce Pouch Valentines, Fabric Scrap Valentines, Monogram DIY Valentines, Pressed Flower Butterfly and Heart Valentines, Dinomite Dinosaur Valentine, Floral Flair Studio Sunflower Valentine Template, Cut-Paper Flower Card, 'I Dig You' Valentine, Scratch-off Card, Words and Vines Valentine's Day Card, Oil Pastel Heart Balloons Card, Mason Jar Valentine, Stencil Hearts Valentine's Day Card, 3D Tissue Paper Heart Card, Printable Truck Valentine, Lollipop Heart Flower Cards, Fingerprint Heart Tree Card, Heart Confetti Card, and many more.

The article also introduces the experts behind the ideas and content. Charlyne Mattox, the Food and Crafts Director for Country Living, provides her expertise and insights in the field. Corinne Sullivan, an Editor at Cosmopolitan, offers her knowledge on various topics, including lifestyle, entertainment, relationships, shopping, and more. Terri Robertson, the Senior Editor, Digital, at Country Living, shares her passion for homes, gardens, cooking, and antiques.

By following the suggestions and ideas presented in the article, you can create heartfelt and unique valentine's cards that will undoubtedly warm the hearts of your loved ones on February 14.

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