Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Quick & Affordable DIY Valentines For Children

Earlier in the week, Nicole made an appearance on Fox 11, a local news station, to share easy and affordable DIY valentines ideas for children. If you missed the segment, you can watch it here. As promised, we've rounded up all of the projects to share with you in more detail today and tomorrow. 

We hope these last minute ideas will help you create unique valentine's. Stop into Creations Galore for products, tips, and additional help. 

Create animal valentine's from envelopes - Creations Galore
1. Animal Valentines
We can't get enough of these animals made from simple, white envelopes. Use crayons, paints, or our favorite brush Tombow marker to create facial features of your favorite animal on the back of envelopes. We used punches from our Crop Room to easily create hearts for noses and circles for cheeks. The ears were cut freehand out of patterned paper, journaling cards, and colored cardstock. Use whatever you have on hand or shop our wide variety of papers. 

DIY Animal Valentines

Tuck a note or treat inside the envelope, and don't forget to write the recipient's name on the opposite side of the envelope. 

DIY Animal Valentines using punches + envelopes
 2. Decorated Pencils 
Pick up a pack of fancy pencils at your local office supply store or a classic, yellow No. 2. We found these beauties at our local Target Dollar Spot, and decided to spice them up with a simple paper valentine.

DIY Pencil Valentine
To recreate this look, head into Creations Galore to get your hands on one of the many 12x12 papers full of small valentines. We cut them apart, used a hole punch to create a spot for the pencils, and added it to the pencil. So quick! So easy! And at less than a dollar for a sheet of 24, it's affordable! 

Try this look with twisty straws, pixie sticks, suckers, or other similar shaped treats. 

Decorate pencils with cute paper valentines
3. String Art
This may have been our favorite valentine to create. We used 3 by 3 inch folded cards and envelopes, available in cream and white, but you could use a larger card or single piece of cardstock. 

DIY Heart String Art
Use a cookie cutter, paper heart, or plastic canvas as a template. Place the template onto your card front, and poke holes along the edges with a basic thumb tack or paper piercer. We recommend completing this step or enlisting your older children. 

Pick your favorite color of thread or yarn, and use a thread needle to insert the thread through the various holes. Allow your children to create a unique design. There's no right or wrong way to create this fun string art. Add a sentiment to the card's inside, and slip it into the adorably small envelope! 

How to create Valentines Day String Art
Stop by tomorrow for even more ideas or head into Creations Galore at 3164 Coronet Way in Green Bay, Wisconsin for samples, supples, and more!

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