Yesterday we made some cute handmade valentines. I made something like these years ago with friends and we took them to the local children's hospital. We called ahead to make sure it was okay and we used stickers in place of candy for those who had dietary restrictions. It was fun and fulfilling!
First I printed out a heart because I cannot freehand. Then I traced it on colored cardstock. I also traced the heart on this lace vinyl pictured below.
This is lace vinyl I found at Joanns. It's pretty affordable and adds a little something extra to the valentine. In the past I used white cardstock for the back and hot pink vinyl for the front, but they told me they no longer carry the pink vinyl so I went with this.
Cut it out and hole punch so that you can thread ribbon through the holes.
Thread Ribbon through, I used a few different methods for this. I did a few in and out like what is pictured, and a few wrapped over and back through around the edges (see final pic for example).
Before you completely close off you heart, add a few piece of candy(I used hugs and kisses cause that is what I had but something flatter might work easier!) or stickers or whatever inside and then close them up. I tied the loose ends together in a big bow at the top of the heart. Now you can write love notes on the back and you're good to go. Super easy and cheap! I can't wait to hand them out~!
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