Sunday, February 13, 2011

Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards {Bookmarks}

This is a great last minute idea to make for your child’s school Valentine’s Day Party. You may not have time this year to whip these up in time {Valentine’s Day is tomorrow in case you don’t have TV and haven’t seen all the Kay Jewelers commercials} but perhaps for next year?
My son and I made Valentine’s Bookmarks for each child.
Ok, so they’re super easy.  Here’s what you’ll need:
~printer paper {well, a computer & printer, too}
~pink/red paper
~fun scissors
~clear contact paper
~ribbon, etc. {optional}
Print out bookmarks. Mine are approx. 2” by 7” and I could fit 4 on a page. {Probably could have fit 5 but I was rushing.}
While you are printing, have your child cut out as many hearts as he/she can with red or pink construction paper.
As each page prints, have your child cut out each bookmark with fancy craft scissors.
Next, your child can glue the hearts on anywhere he/she likes on the bookmark. My son even “drew outside the lines”.

Stick each bookmark in between 2 sheets of clear contact paper.
Cut out.

Have your child punch a hole in the top {we used a heart hole punch, but you probably can’t tell}.
Tie a ribbon through the top. {We only did this for teachers.}
Sugar free, nut free, mess free Valentine’s “Cards” that are a little somethin’ special.  Perfect for school-age kids!
I did another craft recently with contact paper…it’s very underrated in my opinion! I made placemats out of Christmas picture/cards.  Did you see my tutorial for that?  If not, check it out here!
Ok, that’s all for today! I’ll be back with you early this week to see my progress {it’s almost done….eeeeeeee!} on my Restoration Hardware inspired kitchen island! See it here.  And talk about sore, I sanded for 5 hours straight yesterday…I think I’ll be getting’ me a Valentine’s Day massage.

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  1. What a cute idea! I think I'll use this idea for the end of the year. I found you through Debbiedoo's. I'm following you now. Come be my bloggy friend!


  2. Hello! I'm here from Debbie's newbie party!
    That is a great idea!! My little one is 11 now, but I remember making book marks for his class many times! Really awesome work!

  3. mavis E. ButterfieldFebruary 14, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    If only I could sit still long enough to open a book! When/If I do, I'll be hitting you up for one of these awesome bookmarks!

  4. Oh my goodness, what a great idea. I am SO doing them too! :)))

    Have a lovely V-Day!

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