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Tea-riffic DIY Valentine’s Day Card

Like a lot of crafts and DIY cards, this Tea-riffic Valentine’s card is not restricted to your Valentine.  The card would probably make a pretty good birthday card or you could pop two tea bags on the front for a quirky anniversary card and write a witty slogan underneath (if the recipient is a fan of tea of course).  This card doesn’t require a lot of craft supplies or skills so it’s suitable for children and adults alike and great if you’ve forgotten to buy a card for someone special.

DIY Valentine Card

To make the Valentine’s card you will need the following items:

1 Teabag
1 Blank card & Envelope
1 set of eyes
1 Black felt tipped pen
1 piece of paper smaller than your card
Glue or Glue Dots

DIY Valentine Card

Start by preparing the card topper, A plain sheet of A4 white paper was used for this card and a ruler was used to cut it so the edges were not perfect, you could also use watercolour paper which rips really well or sugar paper.

DIY Valentine card Topper

The tea bag was glued to the paper using glue dots and the string and little heart label was stuck down using a small bit of PVA glue.  If the label is coloured you might want to use some washi tape or cut a small piece of plain paper.

Eyes were attached with some PVA glue and a sharpie was used to both draw a mouth directly on the tea bag, and to write the Valentine’s Day message “You’re Tea-riffic”.   If you have time and the skills a calligraphy message would look fantastic on this card. The teabag topper was stuck on to the card with glue dots and it was ready to be delivered to my Valentine.

If this card isn’t your cup of tea (excuse the pun) you might like this Valentine’s card from last year which was inspired by a danish weaving basket, it was a little tricky to make but the end result was worth it.

Don’t forget to pin this DIY Valentine’s card for later.

DIY Valentine card

 



Valentine Crafts For Toddlers

Now that Arthur is almost 3 he is becoming more and more interested in crafting.  He takes a lot of care and attention when doing a task and likes to make sure it’s right before showing someone.  For Christmas he received a magnetic drawing board and I can’t count the amount of times he has removed the picture because he made a mistake, he’s a little like me in that respect as I don’t like things to look wrong in my eyes and will repeat as many times as necessary until I get it right.  I only wish he looked for perfection in other areas outside of crafting!  I can’t understand how someone can be so precious about drawing a face yet muddle all of the play doh together until it resembles a brown mass.

Toddlers crafts valentines

The past week we have been making crafts for Valentines day on the 14th February.  We made a beautiful valentine frame that can be brought out each year and a weaved card that will go into Arthur’s memory box.

Valentine craft supplies

The frame is really easy and cheap to make.  I picked up a plane wooden frame for £1 and you can use an assortment if card, foam, buttons and glitter glue.

We prepared the frame first.  Arthur applied 4 blobs of red glitter glue and stuck a wooden heard on to one of the corners of the frame.  We left this to dry while we prepared the picture.

We stuck a red foam heart on to a piece of white card cut to fit the frame.  We then stuck wooden hearts on the foam and topped each one with a red button which we glued on with white glue.

Valentine frame

Once the picture was dry we secured it inside of the frame.

The card was a bit tricky to make.  We took inspiration from Danish weaving baskets which are traditionally made at Christmas.  I was determined to let Arthur try making these himself and offered very little help which makes the card more personalised.

valentine card

To make the valentine card you will need two pieces of felt, 1 piece of card, scissors and white glue.

Start by cutting out two long, flat ovals out of felt approximately 2 inches wide.

felt heart

Fold the oval shapes in half, and cut three parallel lines up towards the rounded edge and stop about an inch from the curve.

With the folds of each folded felt oval facing each other take the top part of one of the felt ovals and weave it over and under the other felt oval so that you see the colour change in every other slit. It should start to resemble checkerboard, continue until your heart shape is finished.

Valentine card

Glue the heart on to a piece of folded card and leave to dry.

What will you give your valentine this year?

*Some of the craft items used in this post were provided as part of the on-going Bostik Bloggers campaign