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Sweet Valentine's Day Cards to Make in a Pinch

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We hope you’re ready for Valentine’s Day next week! Enjoy a day full of love and giving with a sweet homemade Valentine’s Day card. Make your own in your South Arlington, VA apartment with a few materials you already have on hand here in your Penrose Square home. Try these ideas!

Puzzle Piece Valentine’s Day Card from Real Simple

For the minimalist in you or the person you’re giving to, try this idea. All you need is some cardstock, glue, and spare puzzle pieces. Take from a puzzle you don’t mind stealing from. It’s a great way to make use of something you no longer use or a puzzle with pieces already lost from it! Write in your best penmanship the words, “We just fit” under the pieces, and be sure to write a more personal note on the inside to make it extra meaningful.

“Wool” You Be My Valentine? from Lauren Conrad

Among Lauren Conrad’s 10 sweet and punny Valentine’s Day cards is this one, which she says she made out of toothpicks and yarn. It’s adorable, inexpensive, and fun to make and give. Again, if you’re keeping it simple on the design, it’s a good idea to write a more expressive note on the inside to personalize it.

DIY Heartburst Valentine’s Day Card from Tinsel + Trim

If your heart is just bursting with love and care for someone special this month, this is the one for you. It looks like it came straight from the store! With the right materials and some care and dedication, you can pull this off like a pro. Make your own envelope or match your card with one you already have to complete the experience.

What clever ways do you make your own Valentine’s Day card? Share your design ideas with the rest of the apartment community in the comments. Thanks for reading. Happy Valentine’s Day!


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