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DIY Easy Valentines Day Crafts

Valentine’s will be here soon and if you need a couple of quick, simple, cheap and cheerful projects, well….. here you go!

I bought my kids some little paper doilies so they could make their grandparents Valentines cards and decided to use a few to make a little garland to hang on my mantle. (I hung it on the nails where we hang our Christmas stockings.)

valentines day paper heart garland

I think it’s whimsical and cute and my 4-year-old told me it was, “Vewee pwetty.”

close-up of valentines day paper heart garland

It took about one minute to make. First, set your sewing machine on a very slow setting. If you try to run it through quickly (as I did the first time) your doily will tear. After adjusting the speed, just slowly feed the doilies through your machine.

I would run one through, pull about 6-7 inches of thread, then feed another one through.

sewing through paper heart

Then if you’re looking for some Valentine card ideas for your kids to make…..

How about a butterfly?

valentines day kids butterfly card

And then of course, timeless construction paper hearts layered on each other.

construction paper valentines heart card kids can make

Forgive their simplicity, but I don’t think there’s anything cuter. And while I love Pinterest and all sorts of craft blogs, and find all sorts of things I want to make (some day) I find it’s the super simple things that we actually end up making and sometime I forget about those simple projects.

Hope you have a Happy Valentines! 🙂

(I’m linking up at Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple, Made By You Monday @ Skip to My Lou, Show Me How @ It’s a Blog Party!, and Motivated Monday @ Be Colorful)

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