What can you do with all of those envelopes you get in the mail with Christmas and Birthday cards?
Up-cycle them into Valentine’s Day cards, of course!
Here’s a fun way to skip buying Valentine’s Day cards this year, and make your Valentine’s Day a little greener! There’s nothing more eco-friendly than taking something that’s destined for the trash, and giving it a new life.
Have fun making these easy, eco-friendly Valentine’s Day cards with your kidlets, all you need are some old envelopes and a pair of scissors to get started!
Step 1: Cut the corner off of one side of an envelope.
Step 2: Cut out a heart shape as shown in picture below.
Step 3: Open up heart to create a little pouch.
Step 4: Decorate & fill with treats such as fair-trade chocolate, flowers for the teacher, baked goods, seed packets, you name it! You can also punch a hole on each side, and tie on some ribbon to make a cute little heart-shaped purse!
We made these easy up-cycled homemade Valentine’s Day cards last year for my daughter’s pre-school class & they were a big hit! Please excuse my less than gorgeous example pictured above, I threw it together in less than 2 minutes for demonstration purposes. With a little more time and effort, these can be absolutely adorable! I plan on making these for my daughter’s class again this year & will try to post pictures of our “finished product” when it gets closer to Valentine’s Day.
Do you have a favorite way to up-cycle “trash” into Valentine’s Day cards or crafts? Please leave a comment and share!
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