Creative Handmade Valentines

Remember Valentine's Day when you were a kid? At my school we brought in shoeboxes we had decorated, then circled the room, each depositing our Valentines into them. The best ones involved candy (and still do) and kids would select their messages carefully — cartoon themed proclamations of friendship, admiration and childhood crushes.While we left the decoupaged shoeboxes in childhood, handmade Valentines are still the best. Whether the card is dedicated to a friend or a lover, creating your own is the best way to say, "Hey, I think you're really awesome."

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. DIY Coffee Cozy free download from Eat Drink Chic

2. Accordion Fold Valentine by Erin Jang for Martha Stewart

3. Handmade Booklet of Notes by Lovely Indeed

4. Valentines Jar DIY from Moorea Seal

5.Postcard Poster DIY (and free download!) from Oh Happy Day

(Images: as credited above)

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