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!