How-to: 6 Creative, Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards

Surprise your sweetheart with a totally unique, utterly ingenious DIY card.

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Sweet Paint Samples

Courtesy Brunch at Saks Blog

Homemade Valentine's Day cards are more fun when they’re original, cute (and free!). To recycle your paint chips, Brunch at Saks suggests that you trace out a heart at the base of the chip and cut the outline with an X-Acto blade or a sharp pair of scissors. Use a regular hole punch on the top of the card, string ribbon through, and add a message.

Mustache Lollipops

Courtesy Jamielyn Nye

What’s most impressive about these homemade Valentine's Day cards (besides their design) is that after you print the free mustache template from I Heart Nap Time, you’re basically done. Cut out the staches and puncture with a sucker to complete the look.

Pretty Pair

Courtesy salt-water kids

Print out the simple card template from saltwater-kids, punch a hole at the top, and add twine before fixing to your favorite set of socks.

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Courtesy Design Eat Repeat

Satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth with downloadable ice cream cards and stickers from Design Eat Repeat. Decorate small bags of candy to say something extra this Valentine's Day.

Eye Love You

Courtesy Dandee Designs

Pick up some magnifying glass toys and create this cute card from Dandee this Valentine's Day. If you don’t have time to grab the toys, just download their awesome template and go.

3-D Astronaut Cards

Courtesy Dandee Designs

If your Valentine is in the 5th grade—or, loved Sandra Bullock in "Gravity"—this astronaut card from Dandee is absolutely amazing. Print the template, grab some twine, and order these little space men to make your own homemade moonsterpiece.

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