Make Valentines That Will Really Grow On You

Make Valentines That Will Really Grow On You

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 18, 2011

I've been on the lookout for great Valentine's Day ideas that don't involve a handful of sweets. I've always been a little partial to Valentine's Day as life seems to slow down a little and the idea of handing out small handmade things with love seems quite fitting—especially when your love proclamation is plant-able! This project is perfect for kids and crafters alike. So, ready to make Valentines that grow?

Over at Positively Splendid, Amy has been busy making handmade paper from recycled scraps (and potentially a little dryer lint) and lacing it with seeds.

Once dry, the paper can be punched or cut into any shape you see fit and turned into a groovy green Valentine. Once your words have been taken in, the note or craft can be planted. If the ground is too hard where you live (thank you, Old Man Winter), try embedding herbs and other plants that will grow easily indoors.

It's an idea that can easily transform for any event, dress up for wedding thank you gifts, dress down for kid party favors and more. Check out all the (easy we promise) details over at Positively Splendid!

Related: How To Make Paper

(Image: Positively Splendid)

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