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!

Valentine’s Day Ideas Brought to You by the Green Baby Guide

Have you been asking yourself lately, “What do Joy and Rebecca have to say about celebrating an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day?”?  Well, you’re in luck because today’s post highlights some of our fascinating thoughts on this very subject.

First, there’s Joy’s Valentine’s brownie recipe. Not only will it woo the health-conscious chocolate lover in your life, these treats are guaranteed to cost less than a foil-covered box of chocolates.


Would you like to celebrate without shelling out hundreds of dollars for tickets, dinners, and diamonds? Readers weigh in with cheap, green date ideas.

Finally we have a few ideas for homemade Valentines. Potato print valentines are perfect if you need to mass-produce some cards for a child’s class. In our last-minute eco-friendly valentines post, we discuss how to make Valentines out of organic materials . . . such as rocks. Or perhaps you would like to know how to make a paper heart valentine—we reveal our paper-cutting secrets. (Strange fact: That post happens to be our most popular post of all time!)