Paint Chip Valentine Bookmarks
If you have some extra paint chips from your last home renovation (or maybe your friends or neighbors do?) you can turn them into cute Valentine-themed keepsakes in seconds. All you need is a heart-shaped hole punch and some ribbon to create these Valentines that will be treasured as bookmarks long after February 14. Simply punch a heart out of each color on the paint chip and complete one more punch at the top so you can add a ribbon. If your kids are helping, put them in charge of punching. Then, finish the bookmarks off by tying a piece of ribbon to the top. While these look especially festive for Valentine’s Day in pink, red and purple hues, any color will work.
This 3D heart recycling project from A Little Hut is sophisticated enough for your sweetheart. For this card, you’ll use old magazines and catalogs. Start by cutting out one heart that is about 3 inches tall to use as a template. Next cut out 12 additional hearts from any magazine pages that you choose. Think about color and composition as you decide where to cut the hearts out. Maybe you have magazines with pictures of places you and your love have travelled together, or perhaps you can find images of different objects that are significant to the two of you in some way. Next, fold each heart in half the long way and add glue to 1/4 of the folded border. Stack another folded heart on that one and continue stacking and gluing the hearts until you’re done. After the hearts dry, glue the whole thing to a piece of recycled card stock. For the full, detailed instructions visit A Little Hut here.
Owl Valentine’s Day Card
This adorable little owl dreamed up by Live, Learn, Love is made entirely from paper hearts. This is a cute Valentine to give or to create with your child. You’ll need three colors of paper for this project, you don’t have to use green, purple and yellow as shown above. First cut out one big heart from the green paper. Then trace a heart that’s slightly bigger in size on the purple paper and cut it out. Next do the same for the two smaller hearts. Glue the green hearts on top of the purple hearts, making sure to center them. Then cut three little hearts from the yellow paper for the feet and nose, and glue them on where appropriate. The eyes shown above were created using paper enforcers, but you could draw them on as well. Find the full, detailed how to instructions here.
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