Handmade Vintage Valentine's Day

Posted by Renee Metzler on January 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM

Do you remember the joy of folding a piece of paper in half and cutting out a heart?  These paper hearts became a banner, a love note, or a window decoration.  Equally grateful was your sweet heart, probably a parent or school friend, who received your paper heart.  

For a Handmade Vintage Valentine's Day, get inspired by those simple paper hearts and give some vintage love to your Valentine.  

Project:  Vintage Valentines, Heart Banner, Placemats     Time: 30 min.



  1. Make Vintage Valentines.  Print Vintage Valentines Free Printable on cardstock.  Cut out.  With a pen, jot down a short love note on the back.  10 min.
  2. Make Heart Banner.  With different colors of cardstock, cut out medium sized hearts.  With marker, write down short notes in a bold print such as:  BE MINE, I LOVE YOU, and LET'S DANCE.  10 min.
  3. Make Heart Placemats.  With different colors of cardstock, cut out large sized hearts.  With marker, write the name of the person in a bold print.  Set on table.  Invite others to write down compliments about each other on placemats.  10 min.
Optional:  Serve a Vintage Valentines Dinner such as tuna noodle casserole, jello mold, and cookies.

My Vintage Valentine's Story


I have come to love, love, love Valentine's Day.  A box of chocolates, in a heart shape box, of course, is enough to make me smile.  Last year, however, I thought I was over it.  I thought ... I could go without.  

So, my husband and I bought my girls chocolates, as we always do.  That night, just like an episode in a classic I Love Lucy, I sat up in bed and had a fit. "Why didn't you get me anything?"

Okay.  I'm not over it.  I love Valentine's Day.  If my husband doesn't buy me a box of chocolates in those adorable little heart boxes, I'm ruined.  So ... guess what he did?  LOL.  He got up out of bed. That's when I got concerned.  "Where are you going?"  I asked in a state of panic thinking that I had finally put him over the top.  Silence.  

He left without saying a word.  Granted, I did deserve that, but he returned with a box of chocolates.  Yes, they were in an adorable heart shaped box.  He also brought a dozen red roses, probably for insurance purposes, and a smile on his face.  

He does still love me!

Come on!  Please tell me I'm not the only wife out there that has these moments?  

Categories: Holidays, DIY Ideas, Printables

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