Big thank you to Women of Today reader Marni McClune for sending us this great idea for DIY Creative Valentine’s Day Cards! When Marni sent us her idea, we knew we had to try it. These adorable photo cards look like your child is holding out their Valentine’s Day treat. If your child’s school doesn’t allow candy (like Camilla’s kids’ school), these cards are the perfect workaround — You can place any kind of treat, toy or flower in the card.
Here are the instructions:
- Place your child against a backdrop and have them hold their hand out like shown in the photo examples below. You will need to take multiple photos to get the correct angle. A solid background is best but not necessary.
- Once you have the angle, you may need to edit the photo. You can use the camera on your phone and a photo editing app.
- After the photo is edited, you can add text to the photo using your phone, or an app.
- When you have everything the way you want it, print the photo to make sure it looks right. Then print the number of cards you will need for your child’s class.
- When you get the Valentines Cards back, take a utility knife and make two cuts in the photo where indicated below.
- Once you have made the cuts, you will take your Valentine’s Day treat and insert it in the top cut, then out through the bottom cut. You can put some tape on the back to hold it in place. Ideas for treats that we love are: lip chap, bubbles, scrunchie, barret, or even flowers. Really anything fun and festive that you can find (try hitting the dollar store!). The flowers are great to use for Mother’s Day or Birthday Cards as well.
Pro Tip: You can weave the toy or item through the slit that you cut, OR, you can also just place the object on top of the card and secure it with tape or glue (like the above example with lip chap).
Here are the cards that Marni made with her son!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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