Making a Valentine's Day car yourself is one way to let your loved one know how much you care about them. There are several tutorials, patterns and ideas online with instructions, or you can come up with something uniquely your own. For projects like this, Bugs-n-Blooms' mini decorations work great as embellishments. These tiny, sparkling flowers, butterflies and other bug decorations are just the right size (1 to 3 inches, depending on the style) for using on cards and gift tags. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Draw a flower stem and leaf on the front of a blank card, or cut a stem and leaf shape out of paper and attach it with glue. Then glue a mini daisy decoration on the card for an eye-catching flower that pops out of the design. In floral mythology, different flowers communicate different messages. Daisy flowers symbolize hope and loyal love, so they are a perfect choice for a Valentine's card.
Print or write a quote about true love on the front of the card, then embellish with glittering butterflies or dragonflies. They come in a variety of colors to coordinate with the papers and ink you choose. You can find lists of quotes that will work for this on websites like Brainy Quote. Here are a few suggestions:
- “True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself.” – Honore de Balzac
- “True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
- “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton
What could be sweeter than attaching chocolate to a Valentine's card? Use rubber stamps, such as a tree branch or spray of flowers, to create a background on a blank card. Then, take mini candy bars and wrap them in strips of paper that coordinate with the colors you choose for the background. Stick these custom-wrapped candies to the front of the card with glue dots, then add a few decorations. A little red or pink ladybug makes a nice addition to this design.
If you don't plan to write an entire card to go with your Valentin's Day present, you can make a handmade gift tag. Gift tags add a personal touch to presents, but take much less time to create than a full-size card. For projects this small, the best choice from Bugs-n-Blooms is the tiny, 1-inch butterflies. These come in a package of 12, and includes 6 different colors.