Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Cards + Free Printables!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking for some quick and easy DIY valentines, then you’ve got to the right place!  We love to create our own valentines to give to our friends, classmates, and family. Some years don’t allow much time for DIYs, so we’ve definitely had our share of last-minute, mad dashes to Target to pick up cards. But I love it when the time does allow for DIY gift-giving.  It’s so much more personal, develops fine motor skills if your kids are helping out and it’s a great way to bond with your kids.

I like to keep our valentine’s cheap, easy and fun! If you’re in need of ideas, I’ve rounded up a few cards that we’ve done in the past — all gender-neutral options! I hope these get your creative juices flowing. 

Be sure to check out the free printables at the end of this post!

Easy DIY Valentine's Day CardsWheelie Good Friend

Supplies needed:

  • Cardstock
  • Tape or twine
  • Scissors
  • Toy cars

My son is absolutely obsessed with Hot Wheels cars. This valentine card DIY is perfect for car lovers! We simply printed out the cards, cut them, and taped a car onto the card using washi tape. You can also punch holes in the card, and tie the car to the Valentine using twine. These cards were for his friends at daycare, so the price of this DIY was fairly inexpensive since we only had to purchase a handful of cars.

Easy DIY Valentine's Day Cards + Free Printables!


Supplies needed:

  • Photo of child
  • Printer paper/photo paper
  • Red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Candy (optional)

This valentine is so easy to do and hilariously cute! I took a picture of my daughter, used an app on my phone to add some text, and printed them out. Then, I used red construction paper to cut out lips to tape onto the card and attached chocolate.

Easy DIY Valentine's Day Cards + Free Printables!

Lollipop Love

Supplies needed:

  • Staged photo of the child
  • Lollipops
  • Scissors

I love this one! First, take a photo of your child holding their arm out while making a fist. For this one, I had the pictures printed into squares at Walgreens after adding some text. Once the photos are ready, cut two small slits for the lollipop — one slightly above your child’s fist, and one below. Then, insert the lollipop and you’re good to go!

Easy DIY Valentine's Day Cards + Free Printables!

I’ve created two free printable valentines that you can use for your child! They are both free and easy to put together!

Click here for the “Wheelie Good Friend” valentine.

Click here for the “Apple of My Eye” valentine.

Once you click the link, you will be taken to a new window and the valentine print will appear.  From there, you will print as you normally would. Then, cut the cards out and assemble as you wish! The apple valentines can be attached to an applesauce pouch for a healthy treat option!

If your little sweethearts use one of our printable valentines, please be sure to tag us so we can see it!  We love connecting with our readers!

Happy LOVE day!

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Brittney is a wife and mama to three. She was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA. Shortly after she and her husband were engaged, they moved to the Philadelphia area with their two daughters, Paris and Sophia. In the four years that they lived on the east coast, they moved four times due to her husband’s job, got married in Iowa, and welcomed their third child, a baby boy named Marz! Shortly after Marz was born, they decided it was time to move back to Iowa to be closer to family. When Brittney isn’t running her 13 and 11 year old around to their activities or have her 11-month old on her hip, she loves experimenting with new recipes, date nights with her husband, party planning, learning about photography, hanging out at Brewhemia, and binge watching Netflix on the couch with popcorn and a glass of red wine. Brittney is passionate about her faith, being a wife and mom, and making connections with other moms throughout Cedar Rapids.