28 Cute and Clever Homemade Valentine's Day Cards

Who needs Hallmark when you can create these DIY Valentines?

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Sure, work in a pinch, but these homemade Valentines are the sweetest way to express your love on February 14. So jot down a thoughtful message and slip some candy (or another type of treat) inside one of these DIY ideas. Because when a Valentine's Day card is made from scratch, it's made from the heart. Plus, make one of these cute and creative Valentine's Day card boxes.

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Pretty Providence
Printable ‘Cutie’ Valentine’s Day Cards

Here's a healthy alternative to Valentine's Day candy.

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The Gracious Wife
DIY Fishbowl Valentine’s Day Cards

You can also switch up the wording on these fishbowl cards to "You're a catch!"

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The Celebration Shoppe
Ice Cream-Themed Homemade Valentine Cards

This tasty tutorial lets you create a flat or 2-D design.

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The Cards We Drew
Unicorn Valentine Card Craft

Unicorns are everywhere these days—including on these cute-as-can-be cards complete with suckers.

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Glow Stick Valentine’s Day Cards

Here's a fun play on words for a homemade Valentine that doesn't contain a grain of sugar.

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‘Baked With Love’ Valentine Cookie Cards

Instead of store-bought candy, slip homemade cookies inside these sweet sleeves for a super tasty Valentine's Day treat.

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Embroidered Valentine's Day Cards

Incorporate your love of embroidery into this gorgeous threaded design.

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Cute as a Button Card

This Valentine's Day card is cute, clever, and super simple to make.

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Bouquet of Hearts Card

Cute doodled hearts seem to fly off the cover of this adorable card.

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Button Heart Valentine's Day Card

Cover a heart-shaped piece of card stock with buttons. You can go for a red-and-pink theme or use whatever you have around the house!

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Kissing Hand Pop-Up Card

Your tiny ones will be thrilled by this handmade card.

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Felt Envelope

If you love sewing and the feel of wool, this creation by is for you.

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Hearts in a Jar Card

Simply attach the hearts to the inside of an illustrated Mason jar for a quick but eye-catching Valentine.

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Paint Chip Card

With some leftover paint chip cards and alphabet stamps, you can recreate this simple but stunning V-Day card.

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ABC Valentine

Oh, isn't this card the sweetest?

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Pencil Card

This little Valentine is perfect for a class party (no candy allergies to worry about here!).

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Lollipop Butterfly Card

Use lollipops and write a sweet note on the wings to make the body of these adorable cards.

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Lip Balm Sun Card

Give the gift of lip balm (disguised as a yellow sun) with this cheery DIY card.

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Fingerprint Dandelion Card

Use your fingers as paint brushes to create this dandelion flower print.

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Bubblegum Card

Take a picture of your kid blowing bubbles, then make copies and tape a slightly inflated ballon to each to create this too-cute bubblegum-themed card.

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Blowing You Kisses Card

Blow your darling away with this bubbly card idea!

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Newspaper Watercolor Cards

Watercolor paint gives newspaper a beautiful marbled look—just grab a stack of old newspapers and a pair of scissors and get to work.

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3D Photo Card

Create this adorable 3-D card by attaching a lollipop to a photo print-out—kids won't believe how real their pictures look.

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Thumbprint Card

Who's got two thumbs, a black inkpad and a bunch of cute Valentine's Day cards to make? You! The kids will love to get their prints all over these.

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Love Scratch Off Card

Win the love of your Valentine with this clever scratch-off card.

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I Only Have Eyes for You Card

Make sure your Valentine knows that you've got your eye on them with this crafty creation.

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Tic Tac Toe Board Card

Play a romantic game of Tic-Tac-Toe with your sweetie—all you need is this card and a bag of M&Ms.

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String Yarn Heart Cards

Wear your heart on your Valentine's Day card: These fun criss-cross heart designs are made from string yarn.

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