Make Your Mail Carrier Blush With This Steamy Valentine DIY

Make Your Mail Carrier Blush With This Steamy Valentine DIY

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Ashley Poskin
Feb 2, 2015
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We've all seen them, huge boxes full of old romance novels at thrift stores that none of us would be caught dead looking though. But at 25¢ a pop we just couldn't help ourselves and came up with a funny idea for "romantic" Valentine's post cards that are sure to make any lover quiver.

Inspiration/challenge:

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What You Need

Materials

  • Old romance novels (paperback)
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Postcard stamps

Instructions

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1. Round up a good selection of romance novels. Look for the ones with the campiest names —it won't be too hard.

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2. Remove the front cover and trim the edges. I don't own craft scissors, but if I did I might use them to trim the edges and make them all wiggly and fun. I used washi tape but found it only stuck to books with a certain finish.

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3. If you plan to send these as postcards (I highly recommend this, especially if you are sending a particularly raunchy card to a recipient who embarrasses easily) be sure to mark out any barcodes that might interfere with the post office's sorting system and designate an area for the address. This doesn't have to be perfect, just grab a sharpie and draw a few lines.

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4. Write a nice little personal note, or make it saucy by quoting a line from the book. Believe me, you'll want to do the latter, there are so many totally gross and disgusting words in these books —it's so great!

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Make as many cards as you can—once the word gets out that you sent romance novels as V-day cards, friends who didn't receive one will get jealous. It might be a good idea to keep a few extras in your bag for those awkward run-ins.

5. Seal with a kiss and slap a postcard stamp on those bad boys (and girls) and stick 'em in the mailbox.

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