DIY Valentine’s Day Cards Using At-Home Supplies

These cards are made with materials you probably already have around the house, so you can throw them together at midnight on V-Day’s eve after you realize you forgot to buy a card or a gift. An experienced crafter knows it's always nice to add some sentimental value to your DIY and these cards are stitched with love. Make use of materials from your home—especially your kitchen or craft closet. You'll find it's surprisingly easy to gather the supplies you’ll need to make them!

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I’m All Tied Up Over You

You will need

  • scissors
  • scrapbook or other colored papers
  • baker’s twine
  • sewing needle
  • pencil
  • glue or double stick tape


  • Cut out a rectangle for your card (our card was 3”x3”) and a smaller square for the front panel of the card.
  • On the back of the front panel draw a heart shape

  • Using a needle, punch holes following line of heart, spaced about 1/8” apart.
  • Start “sewing” with the bakers twine beginning with a hole at the dip in the middle of the top of the heart and crossing down to the bottom point. Loop twine back around to the next hole to the the right and cross down to the next hole to the left. Continue this way until you’ve sewn through all the holes, then secure the end of the twine with tape or glue.
  • Glue or tape panel to front of card.

You’re a Tall Drink of Water

You will need

  • scissors
  • scrap paper
  • scrapbook or other colored papers
  • paper straw
  • hole punch


  • Cut out heart shape from scrap piece of paper to create a template.
  • Trace the template onto two pieces of scrapbook paper and cut out.
  • For top piece, trim the heart slightly smaller all around, then cut out wavy lines for the “water.”
  • Glue or tape water panel to heart; let dry.
  • Punch holes on opposite sides of the card, then push the straw through the holes as shown.

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You’re Sew Cute

You will need

  • scissors

  • scrapbook or other colored papers
  • measuring tape
  • glue or double stick tape
  • large button
  • pencil
  • needle

  • embroidery floss


  • Cut out a rectangle for your card (our card was 3”x3”) and a smaller rectangle for the front panel of the card.
  • Cut four lengths of measuring tape about an inch smaller than the length and width of your card. Glue or tape into a # shape on the front panel of the card
  • Glue button to the center of the #

  • Very lightly draw Xes in the upper left and bottom right corners as guides. Poke holes onto each end with the needle, then sew on the Xes with embroidery floss. Secure the floss ends with glue or tape.
  • Glue or tape panel to the front of the card.

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Valentine's Cards Made from At-Home Supplies

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