5 Minute Cardboard, Lace and Clothespin Valentines

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5 minute valentines- great ideas on fun, unique valentines you can make in minutes!

I love simple, beautiful Valentines. So when I was sent a box from Joann’s including some super fun papers and some cute supplies from DCWV, I was totally inspired. With a few other items I picked up at Joann’s, I made these fun, unique and QUICK Valentines in just a few minutes!

make your own clothespin valentines- and other quick DIY valentine ideas that take less than 5 minutes!

First off, I used some basic cardboard cards from American Crafts. They are simple, sturdy and a great backdrop for fun and quirky love notes!

I also used some corrugated cardboard that I cut in half and folded into a card. I love the texture and how well the simple, more rustic look plays off of dainty lace and bakers twine!

And of course, plenty of washi tape, bakers twine, and a little hot glue!


DIY cardboard and lace valentines- these are so cute and take just a few minutes to make!

Basically, I just laid out all of the components I wanted to go on the valentines. I cut some hearts out of the corrugated cardstock, found some adorable clothespins from American Crafts, and cut a leftover lace ribbon and some bakers twine to add to my cards. Since I hot glued everything (it’s the easiest and quickest way to quickly add heavier objects to cards), it helped to have everything laid out so I could move quickly.

Sidenote: I’ve recently switched to a low heat glue gun. Less finger burning… perfect for a project like this!

I started off the clothespins by layering mesh, lace and twine to the cards. I simply wrapped them across the front and glued them in the back (inside) of the card.

I then glued the clothespin so it was flat on one side. This allows you to open and close it. I then popped the hearts in the clothespin- its a fun and neat way to add it to the card! You can add a little extra special love note on the other side of the heart as a note inside a note.

For the smaller cards, I cut the corrugated cardboard in half (basically into 2 long strips). I then folded those in half and glued mesh or lace onto one, and two strips of washi on the other. I then added lace and twine embellishments that I glued onto the inside of the card.

Simple, sweet and so easy!

clothespin valentines- sun a fun twist on DIY love notes!

Who would you give these little notes to? I think they will be for our teachers and Grandmas this year- they will love the handmade touches!

2 thoughts on “5 Minute Cardboard, Lace and Clothespin Valentines”

  1. I really love this site (heart eye emoji) You’re so inspirational and I love, love, love your ideas. I hope that one day I can be as good as you.

  2. I love the simplicity of these, and the thought that they’d be great to use up some little bits and pieces from other projects so not loads of expense buying loads of new stuff. Thanks for the glue gun tip too, I have a variable relationship with my glue gun!

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