Easy DIY Paper Heart Valentines from Recycled Materials

I made these easy DIY Valentines with my five-year-old daughter using wrapping paper scraps. Magazine pages would work just as well. I simply cut out a heart from the patterned paper. Then, I cut out a larger paper heart from colored paper.  Glue the smaller heart onto the larger one, and use scissors to create scalloped or spiky edges. My daughter then used glitter glue to decorate around the edges–that part is optional.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

How to make a Paper Heart Valentine–An Eco-friendly DIY Creation

Instead of buying an expensive card and overpriced chocolates, why not make your own Valentine?  Just follow these instructions (and please excuse the bad photography):

1. Fold a square piece of paper in half.

2. Fold it in half again.

3. Now fold it in thirds.

4. Cut the top off.

5. Cut out some shapes, leaving some space near the pointy end.

6. Unfold partway so you can cut out half of a heart from the center.

7. Unfold to reveal your beautiful paper heart Valentine.  If you want to get really fancy, you can even glue this creation to a piece of red paper.

Making my own Valentines has always worked for me.  For more Works for Me Wednesday ideas, head on over to Rocks in My Dryer.  Check back tomorrow for our own Thrifty Green Thursday blog carnival for Joy’s DIY Valentine idea!