My kids like to craft with me. Valentine’s Day is always a good excuse for all of us to get our craft on! Pre-made, store bought valentines are getting expensive and are usually a little cheesy. I like home-made, but it has to be easy-to-mass-produce and frustration-free. These cheerful “I Pick You” DIY valentines flower treats certainly fit the bill.
- Darice Floral Craft Dies.
- Core’dinations Patterned Red Plaid Paper (One sheet will create 16 flowers).
- Darice Round Hole Punch.
- Darice Green Washi Tape.
- Candy Suckers.
- Valentine I Pick You (One sheet makes 46 word strips).
The first thing you will do to make your DIY valentines is print your word strips. You can create your own, or download our printable. Cut the strips apart at the designated lines.
Cut the ends of the strips into a pennant shape.
Set aside the word strips. Trim patterned paper into four 3 x 12″ strips. These will be used to create the flower base for your DIY valentines.
Using flower die cuts, create flower shapes. You will be able to fit four flowers on each 3 x 12″ strip.
Using a standard hole punch, create a hole in each flower center.
Wrap the bottom of your sucker tightly with green washi tape. This will keep the wrapper intact when you insert the sucker into the flower, and also make the fit tight.
Insert your sucker into the punched holes of the flowers.
Adhere your word strips to the sucker stick, creating your adorable DIY valentines.
There is plenty of room on the back of the word strip for your child to sign his or her name. Repeat for each sucker.
The flower DIY valentines looked adorable in a bucket. A sweet little bouquet for Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for ideas for non edible DIY valentines, consider having your kid’s share these bracelet kits with free Valentine printables at school this year.
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Shaunte is a chocolate-loving SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. She has been published a few times, been to a few trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams…but has not yet lost the love for this hobby. Shaunte loves it for the creative outlet, and the good people she has met along the way. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material).