DIY Chalkboard Valentines

One last Valentine’s Day DIY coming your way! If you’re not a fan of the store- bought cards and prefer to make your own, these Valentines are for you! All you need is some black construction paper and a white crayon- how much easier could it get?!- and maybe some washi tape if you want to mix things up a bit. These take minutes to make and the results are super cute. Just look up some cute phrases and pretty designs on Pinterest for inspo and you’re good to go- voila! (I’m also thinking this would make cure wrapping paper if you can find sheets of paper big enough… what do you think?).


Black construction paper

White crayon

Washi tape


1. Fold the paper in half to make the card and using the white crayon draw out the design you want

2. … or cut out washi tape to size and create a cute heart (or other pretty Vday design).

Tip: you may want to use a glue stick for extra hold- I found my washi tape didn’t stick too well to the paper for some reason…

I thought these were a fun twist on the classic Valentines we see every year, and if you’re really talented at calligraphy, think of how beautiful these could turn out! For kids, this is a fun way to get them making their own cards and encourage them to add a personal touch when they write out what goes inside (even if they just add some stickers or write their name). Does anyone else like making their own cards or do you like to buy them? What are some of your favourite ways to personalize a card or gift?

For more Valentine’s Day ideas:

Easy Homemade Tablecloth (that also doubles as a cute photo backdrop!) 

Cheers to Good Friends! A Valentine’s Day Tutorial- Ava to Zoe



  1. February 9, 2017 / 7:12 am

    These are so cute! I love the chalkboard look but without the chalky mess, so perfect for little hands. I love the way yours turned out but this is definitely one of those times I wish I had amazing handwriting skills! 🙂

    • katpetrunia
      February 9, 2017 / 11:35 am

      Thanks Justine! And yes, yay for mess free! I rally wish I had calligraphy skills, I can only imagine how amazing these would look then! Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s day!

  2. Lindsey
    February 14, 2017 / 5:17 am

    These are so simple and cute! Love it!

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