How to Make Your Own DIY Valentines

Home made valentines

Today it’s how to make your own (inexpensive) DIY Valentines for the big V-day.  Let’s say it’s the day before Valentine’s Day *cough* and you need some really quick DIY Valentines that won’t break the bank.  Who’s your girl?

Me, that would be me.

Martha did this how to originally, but my version is a little less formal.  It’s just how I roll, there’s no helping it.  The awesome thing about this great Valentine DIY is that you probably have all the supplies hanging around your house somewhere.  Maybe.  I hope.  If you don’t, they’re muy inexpensive to pick up at your local bodega.

diy valentines supplies


How to Make Your Own DIY Valentines Supplies:

  • 1 stalk Romaine lettuce
  • large knife to cut lettuce
  • stamp pads + / or craft paint
  • paintbrush (if you use craft paint)
  • card-stock or sturdy paper of your choice


valentine's stamp


How to Stamp a DIY Valentine:

This is the really easy part.

  • Step 1: Wash + dry Romaine lettuce
  • Step 2: When the lettuce is dry use a large knife to slice off the bottom fourth of the lettuce stalk
  • Step 3: Turn newly cut side of lettuce down on a kitchen towel and allow to dry a bit
  • Step 4: Paint or color the base of the lettuce with the color/medium of choice
  • Step 5: Using the lettuce base as a stamp, press onto pre-folded piece of card-stock to make a gorgeous rose stamp
  • Step 6: Present card to your love, your kid, your mom, or other deserving person
  • Step 7: Rinse + repeat
home made stamps

Who’s the boss?  You ah.

home made stamps

Go make some Valentines for the lovely people in your lives.  Or for the little people in your lives who have a class party tomorrow demanding 30 handmade, homemade-with-love-Valentines.  Because you’ve got time for that kind of nonsense in your lives, I can feel it.

Happy Valentine’s Day lovers!  Go knock ’em dead.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. melwellblessed :

    I use the base of celery, makes a very nice rose stamp. Either way, nothing beats a handmade Valentine. :).

  2. buy designer lingerie :

    It was good idea if i got it on right time :) By the way looks so pretty.