I was going through my Valentine’s Day files this week, and came across a valentine I did almost five years ago. I was so excited, and quickly remembered how much I loved it. It’s very simple, but so fun…a Clothespin Valentine!
See! SO cute and easy! They’re perfect not only for classmates, but anyone!
You might be thinking that I was being a little chintzy on the M&Ms, but these are actually from five years ago, and I didn’t have any on hand when I took these pictures. There’s definitely room for more!
Here’s how to make your own Clothespin Valentines!
-cardstock (three colors)
-mini plastic bags (I used little bags used for jewelry/beads)
The first thing I did was measure my plastic bag, so I would know how wide to make the entire valentine. My bags were about 2 inches across, so I decided to make the whole thing around 5 inches wide. I sized my printable to be around 3 inches wide, and printed it out on white cardstock. I cut out a piece of red cardstock, matted a piece of pink cardstock on top of it, then adhered the printable onto the right side. I distressed all paper edges with Distress Ink.
I covered the clothespin with scrapbook paper, filled the bag with the M&Ms, then used the clothespin to attach it to the card. I tied a cute piece of ribbon around the end of the clothespin for a finishing touch. So easy!!
You can make your card as big or as small as you want, depending on the size of bag that you use.
I’ve made some new printables for you to download, and instead of the usual PDF file, I’m just giving you the image. Right click on the one you want, then save to your computer. Then you can open a new Word document, insert it as a picture, and re-size it to fit your valentine.
Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.