Is there anything more nostalgic than a school Valentine’s Day Party? The rush of having a cute card box and picking out the perfect Valentine’s Day card for your friends. They’re little reminders to show your friends that they are loved.
Since this is Mila’s first year at school for the big event, we decided to make a DIY Valentine’s Day Cards.
It’s been so much fun creating for Valentine’s Day. If we hadn’t had so many snow days, I’m unsure whether or not DIY cards would be in the picture, but I’m happy they are.
Mila and I talked about different Valentine’s Day cards and gifts. We decided we liked the phrase, “You Color My World.” Mostly because I pushed it really hard because I was already thinking about crayons
A lot of the elements in these Valentine’s Day cards should look familiar!
On the front of the cards, if you can remember to a few blog posts ago, Mila had already painted the tops of her cards. All I did was take the dry pages and cut them out into small rectangles. Then, I wrote “You Color My World” with glitter markers over it.
For the back, I cut the same size rectangle with white card stock and taped them together. If the back of the painted paper wasn’t messy, I would have skipped this step.
Next, I wrote “to” and the name of Mila’s classmate. Then, I had Mila write her name under the “from.” I think it’s important she keeps writing her name and actively participates in helping with these DIYs.
On the back of the card, I made space either on the side of their names or above for a little gift. Since we were doing “You Color My World,” we had to make personalized crayons.
Last year, I wrote a blog post on how to make these letter crayons.
The short version…
Preheat your oven to 250°.
Then, you need to either buy unwrapped crayons or unwrap a lot of them. When that’s done, you chop them into small pieces to put into a letter mold.
After, pop them in the oven until they’re all melted and wait until they’re hard to get them out of the mold.
The absolute hardest part is getting them out of the mold.
Take your time and you’ll be fine!
To literally wrap these DIY Valentine’s Day cards up, I took different colored yarn and secured the letters on them.
I love how the yarn makes them a little extra special too.
Personally, I think these turned out adorable. It took more time to and effort to make instead of buy, but I think it was worth it!
Mila said she loved them and that’s all that really matters.
Fingers crossed her classmates will feel the same.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever made your own Valentine’s Day cards.