One of our favorite ways to share the love on Valentine's Day is by crafting our own custom Valentines for the special people in our lives. After all, we can never resist a good DIY holiday project! When I read about Project Paper Hearts on Kendra's blog, it sounded like the perfect excuse to bust out some glitter and stickers to bring some Valentine cheer to the children of St. Jude's Hospital.
Project Paper Hearts is gathering homemade cards to share with the sweet children who will be spending Valentine's Day in the hospital this year. It's a simple way to brighten a child's day and make your own heart feel a little warmer on this special day celebrating all kinds of love.
I wanted to make a colorful, multi-textured card, so I started by gathering a bunch of red, pink, and glitzy craft supplies.
I laid out different fabric strips on the cardstock cover, including a felt strip, foil ribbon, and textured glitter craft paper.
I gathered a bunch of sparkly heart stickers to accessorize the felt, and also added confetti and washi tape as other accents on the front of the card.
Project Paper Hearts requests that the card's message avoid any mention of the child's illness, so I kept mine short, sweet, and focused on the love.
On the other inside flap, I added more heart stickers and a gold pop-up pipe cleaner heart.
In less than 20 minutes, I had a homemade Valentine all ready to go! It may not be the most sophisticated design, but I think it will be fun for a kid and I was happy with its cheery colors and variety of fabrics and textures.
If you would like to participate, you can mail your homemade Valentine by February 7th to:
Project Paper Hearts
PO Box 331
Annville, PA 17003
How do you spread the love on Valentine's Day?