Hallmark isn’t for everyone. Whether you want to give a unique sentiment to you sweetheart, help the student in your family stand out in class or even if you just can’t afford a traditional gift, a handmade Valentine’s Day card is a great way to give the gift of love. We’ve found some great ideas from throughout the Web; just click on the image for full instructions.
Create a card so gorgeous it looks like a professional designed it by using a head of radicchio and an ink pad.
Your loved one will be blown away by your craftiness once you present this flashy pop-up card. Put your personality into the project by coming up with your own unique greeting.
Hearts and Flowers
If you know she’s hoping for flowers, but you can’t afford much more than dandelions, make her bouquet instead. She’ll love the messages, and the blooms won’t wilt, either.
If you can’t wait to start sending Valentines “from” your new bundle of joy, this pop-up handprint is a perfect project for Mom and baby to make “together.”
Dazzle your loved one with a beautiful and intricate doily Valentine. You won’t believe how easy it is to create.
Just cut out hearts of varying shapes and glue them together to make these adorable Valentine’s puppies. Add some googly eyes and you’ve got a unique creation that’s sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face.
This unique Valentine’s Day gift will win you points with your sweetheart even though you’re on a tight budget. All you need is a deck of cards, a hole punch and some labels.
These foil cards are so pretty and fancy you might not believe they’re a simple DIY project. The finished card, however, will win over any Valentine.
Simple pop-up cards are a super easy way to make a statement on Valentine’s Day. Pretty enough to impress your Valentine, the cards are also simple enough for even the youngest suitor to create.
Write your Valentine a sentimental note, and incorporate conversation hearts into the message for a one-of-a-kind Valentine card.
Looking for an original way to communicate your Valentine’s Day feelings? These cards couldn’t be any more simple, but are sure to bring a smile to your sweetheart’s face. No skill required!
You’re sweetheart will treasure this antique-style “puzzle purse,” a folded poem created in the style of greeting cards in the early 19th century.
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