Surprise-Inside Valentine's Day Cards
Play cupid with these cute and crafty DIY Valentine's Day cards. We're sharing free patterns and how-to's for creating surprise-inside cards. Stuff them with treats, love-notes, and other sweet surprises. Plus, get adorable Valentine's Day coloring pages and more creative cards.
Play Cupid Cards
Colorful corrugated paper gives these heart-shape pockets pretty texture. Patterned paper straws make easy arrows.
How to Make
Trace around a 5-inch heart-shape cookie cutter on corrugated paper and cut out.
Fold heart on a diagonal and punch hole about 1/2 inch from fold. When you unfold it, there should be two diagonal holes. Using pinking shears, cut another heart from corrugated paper in a contrasting color, making 1/4 inch larger on all sides.
Apply crafts tape along small heart's sides (not the top), center on large heart, and attach.
Cut out two heads and two tails on cardstock with this pattern.
Attach tail pieces to paper straw using crafts tape. Fringe tail.
Thread straw through holes of top heart.
Attach arrowhead to straw with crafts tape.
Fill heart with small candies. Seal top with glue dots.
Get the pattern here.
Peekaboo Valentine Packages
When closed, these cute Valentines are bookmarks. Open, and they reveal two surprises: a sweet treat and colorful hidden heart shape.
How to Make
Cover work surface with newspaper.
Glue together two pieces of paper, one patterned and one solid color, using spray adhesive.
Print and cut out the template here.
Trace the template onto the solid-color side, and cut out using straightedge and crafts knife.
Crease center from top to bottom using a ruler and bone folder.
Apply double-sided crafts tape along left side (below flap) and bottom of card, then firmly press along tape to create pocket.
Fold top flap closed, and punch hole in the upper right corner. Add treat of choice.
Thread narrow ribbon through hole, and tie.
Get the template here.
Cute Coloring Page Valentines
The coloring page craze is perfect for sending a sweet Valentine. Simply print, cut, and color these adorable Valentine coloring pages.
How to Make
Download the coloring sheets here and print onto Avery 8-1/2x11-inch shipping labels.
Trace desired shapes with cookie cutters (or use crafts punches) onto printed sheets and cut out.
Color sticker and attach to a paper treat bag.
Fill bag with additional uncolored stickers, colored pencils or crayons, and candy.
Fold top over 1 inch and punch two holes. Finish with a paper ribbon bow.
Get the coloring sheets here.
More DIY Valentine's Day Cards
Get crafty with these creative and easy ideas for homemade Valentines. We've got ideas for Valentine's Day coloring cards, hand-stitched cards, and crafty paper cards, including free printable patterns.