Valentine Chain

valentine chain

This DIY Valentine Chain is a fun craft that is easy to make with a few Dollar Tree supplies and a free printable. The chain can be used in so many different ways. Consider it for your Valentine’s Day decor, as a long chain with a tassel on the end, or even as a festive necklace.

Grab the free PDF file here: [Valentine inchies]

This DIY doesn’t just have to be for Valentine’s Day, you can use any printable inchies or even decorative paper.

materials

The materials I used were scissors, a 1″ paper punch, a free printable, twine, and wooden beads.

Video Tutorial:

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Freebie Friday – Lovely Journal Cards

journal cards

Created for Valentine’s Day crafting, these journal cards can be used for various crafts. Grab this free printable PDF sheet of Valentine-themed journal cards. They are great for card making, scrapbooking, junk journals, journaling, glue books, and more.

Grab the free PDF file here: [Valentine journal cards]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Valentine Candy Boxes

Do your kids give valentines to their friends? I haven’t heard what our school is planning this year but I love making something special with my daughters for them to give to their friends. This year we made these cute paper candy boxes to hold Lindt Chocolate Truffles. What a special little treat, I don’t think anyone will turn it down!

Materials:

Special thanks to Cricut for providing the Maker making this project possible. 
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Directions:


Download the free SVG file linked below. I was able to get four on one page.
The black lines cut and the red lines need to be changed to score.
 


This is an example of the cut file. Turn the design away from yourself, place the two pieces with the hearts together, take one of the other side flaps and place it over the heart shapes to hold the box together. Insert the Lindt chocolate and finish closing the box.


Yum!


Yeap, we made a lot of them. 


While the boxes were complete, for my youngest daughter, we made a heart tag to place on top.
The Maker wrote the words and then cut the shape.

If you would like the SVG for the heart you can download it here. [heart tag]

Heart Boxes

This is an example of the sixty some odd heart boxes we made for Valentine’s Day. Who were the lucky recipients? Kids in my daughters’ classes and their basketball teammates. What was inside? Those famous lip balm balls everyone is talking about, a mustache whistle and a valentine gumball. Some boxes were filled with spritz heart cookies as well. We had so much fun making them, we worked in a production line fashion. This was from last year. This year, we need to come up with something similar to place those yummy Lindt Chocolates into. That post will be coming soon.


A few more of the boxes finished. 

Materials:

  • Valentine-themed scrapbook paper
  • personal cutting machine (I used a Cricut Explore Air 2)
  • or scissors
  • free svg file or free printable template (both are linked below)

Special thanks to  Cricut for providing the Cricut Explore Air 2 in order to produce posts similar to this one. 
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The files we used were from The Craft Chop and you can use them too. Oh, did I mention they were free? 

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Heart box SVG file post: http://thecraftchop.bravesites.com/entries/svg/heart-box-2