Valentines Day Printables
In case you are new to my blog or my Etsy shop, I love Valentine’s Day. But not because of the “required” flowers and chocolates and the over-priced holiday meals…but because I love to spoil my kids and their classmates with Valentine’s Day treats – using custom Valentines Day Printables! I’m always on the hunt for some sort of fun idea that isn’t candy-related. (Check out my posts here, here, here, here, AND here.)
This year was no different! I was walking through the Dollar Tree when I saw the 4-packs of heart shaped necklaces. I actually had a different saying in mind when I saw them, but I’ll save that one until next year! I picked up enough of the red and gold heart-shaped necklace packets and added in some of the regular Mardi Gras style beads (which came 6-8 in a package) and headed home to design these cute tags! I printed the file on standard 8.5×11″ white cardstock. (Make sure you print the exact size and don’t let your printer either stretch to fill the paper or shrink to fit. Neither of these will give you the perfect 2″ circles as shown in these photos).
Once the tags were printed (on matte white cardstock), I used my favorite 2″ Fiskars circle punch to punch out the tags. As a party girl tip: be sure to flip that punch over so you can make sure you are punching your tags out perfectly!
After punching out your first row, you’ll need to trim the page so that you can get your punch centered. This may take some trial and error. Make sure your blade is sharp on your trimmer…and be sure to leave at least a 1/4″ to start. You can always trim more away if it wasn’t enough.
Now that the circles are all punched out, you’ll want to use a hole punch to punch a small hole in the top. I didn’t show this step but I used my fiskars 1/8″ rectangle punch. I think I bought that baby back in 2004 when I was working on the paper products for my wedding. It’s still going strong! You can also see the other Mardi Gras beads that I bought.
Once you have the hole punched, I used some pink baker’s twine that I had on hand to tie each tag to the necklaces. My daughter then wrote who the necklace was for and “Love, Daughter” on the back (her name not “daughter”.) They are then ready to share! The whole project (including her writing her name and their name on the tags took about 30-40 minutes. She wrote while I assembled. We make a great team!
You can download your own Valentines Day Printables by clicking the photo below or by clicking here!
Be sure to share with your friends and pin for later!
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