One of the fondest memories I can recall during my elementary years was getting Valentine’s Day gifts and card greetings from my classmates. Whether you’re a child or an adult, don’t think you’re ever too old to pass out Valentine’s Day greetings! But why not send something a bit more sincere that goes beyond the generic, store bought cartoons or paper Valentines? You can integrate some sort of threaded design to your cards to give it a more crafty touch. Read on to find ways you can make your DIY Valentine’s Day greeting card.
What you’ll need:
- Cardboard (you can also you a piece from cracker or cereal boxes)
- Small cutting knife
- Navy blue size 3 crochet thread
What you’ll do:
- Cut your piece of cardboard into the desired size or shape.
- Take your pencil draw and any design you’d like. In light of Valentine’s Day, I would suggest designs along the lines of hearts and X’s around the trim of the card.
- With your needle, punch holes in all points of the sketched design where you’re going to start threading.
- Once all your holes are punched, erase your pencil lines.
- Sew your threading over and under the design of the card. Remember when embroidering your card, you will need to do a backstitch.
When creating your DIY Valentine’s Day card greetings, you won’t be limited to the aforementioned supplies. If you have other crafty embellishments laying around your home, find some way to incorporate these into the mix. With this simple technique, you can use markers for more graphic designs and even add watercolor paint to create a fading gradient from the top of the card to the bottom. This can be done by tilting the card at an angle right when the paint is first applied. Pair it with a classic “roses are red, violets are blue” poem and place inside monarch paper is the perfect combo of crafty and chic. Plus, it’s homemade! Happy Valentine’s Day!