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How to: Make One Hour Valentine Cards with Yarn

Are you participating in the FaveCrafts Valentine’s Day swap?  I know I am!  I absolutely love making homemade Valentine’s Day cards.  Since we still have until February 11 to make and mail our cards, I thought I would provide some inspiration.  Have you ever made cards using leftover paper and yarn?  Making homemade cards is a great way to clear out that ever-growing yarn and paper stash.  I know I’m not the only one who is prone to hoarding. 😀

Now on with the project!  Here’s a simple card that can be made in an hour or less!  Feel free to get the kids involved – there’s nothing like making cards for people you care about, with other people you care about!

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. Choose the main paper for your card.  I decided to use some pink-and-red glittery paper from Hobby Lobby for mine.  The camera doesn’t do it justice!  Now, bend your card in half.
  2. Once you’re happy with your paper choice, cut out a simple heart template.  I used one from online, but you can easily trace and cut your own by hand.
  3. Trace your heart template over some decorative paper that complements the main part of the card and cut it out.  glue your heart shape directly in the middle of the card so it looks like this:
  4. Grab your hole punch and punch a few holes along the outside of the heart shape.  It should look something like this:
  5. Take about a 7 -inch piece of yarn and weave it in and out of the holes.  Take an extra 3-inch piece and  tie a small bow.  Glue or tie this bow to the top of the heart like this:

 

And there you have it!  An easy and cute card for Valentine’s Day! What kinds of cards are you planning on making?