This tutorial is for Seed Packet Valentines, you can view my other Valentine's Day projects here.
This year I am focusing on giving candy-free valentines. Don't get me wrong, I love candy as much as the next person, but with four kids, the last thing I need is a house full of candy! We literally had four Walmart bags full of candy over Halloween. That's just TOO MUCH candy! My first candy-free valentine is the DIY Seed Packet Valentines. My kids would love receiving these because they love to plant, well just about anything, and then watch it grow. The coolest thing about giving seeds is that they last much longer than candy, and will leave the recipient thinking of you every time they see them. This year the kids are going to take in some of these seed packet valentines, as well as some other pretty cool cards I've been working on (I'm going to try to get those up this weekend) so stay tuned!
These are so easy to put together, and I'm even including a free flower pot valentine printable for those of you who may not have the time to create your own! You can get your free printable below.
Materials for Seed Packet Valentines:
- White Cardstock
- Razor Blade or X-Acto Knife
- Spray Adhesive
- Seed Packets
You can grab your free Flower Pot Printable Valentine here. These only print two per page because they have to be big enough to fit the seed packet.
After your print the flower pot, simply cut it out, and then using a razor blade or X-acto knife cut a slit across the top of the pot (keep the cut within the outline of the pot to avoid ripping the card).
Using a spray adhesive, lightly spray the cardstock and sprinkle with glitter. You can also use liquid glue, but I find the spray easier to use.
Insert seed packets into valentines and affix the bottom of the packet with tape.
Attach a pencil with tape as well, and you're done! You can skip the pencil if you want to make a less expensive card.