February 3, 2014

Mini Chalkboard Valentine Cards

I could play it cool and be all, "Just a little Valentine's card I whipped up," but playing it cool has never been my strong suit. 

So, just know I'm feeling ridiculously happy with how well these turned out and what minimal effort they took. 

Mini chalkboard Valentine's cards - super easy, inexpensive and a fun option if you're trying to avoid candy

Plus they don't include candy, but they're still super kid-friendly.

And, did I mention cheap? Seriously, the trifecta of Valentine's Day cards for me: inexpensive, easy, and candy-free.

Mini chalkboard Valentine's cards - super easy, inexpensive and a fun option if you're trying to avoid candy

You'll need:

 - Boxes of chalk (I bought mine at Wal-mart for 50¢ a box)
 - Painting tape
 - Chalkboard paint
 - A paintbrush

Mini chalkboard Valentine's cards - super easy, inexpensive and a fun option if you're trying to avoid candy

Tape around the edges of your box, so you have a nice frame (make sure to cover the hole that the boxes hang from  - I didn't on the first box and the paint dripped through and made ugly dribbles on the front. Avoid that). Press it down firmly so your paint won't bleed through.

Mini chalkboard Valentine's cards - super easy, inexpensive and a fun option if you're trying to avoid candy

Paint an even coat. Let it dry briefly, then paint a second coat.

Let dry completely, then remove the tape, write a little message on the back with chalk (or you can fasten a tag through the top hanger hole with a message like "Let's chalk about love" or something equally cheesy awesome), and pass around to all your friends. Or your child's friends.

Mini chalkboard Valentine's cards - super easy, inexpensive and a fun option if you're trying to avoid candy

Happy Valentine's Day!

11 comments:

  1. So adorable!! My boys would love these.

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  2. SUCH a cute idea (and well executed...might I add)

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  3. Just as cute as you described! Is this on FB yet so I can share??

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  4. I love this. Like a whole lot. Well done!

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  5. Love how these turned out! And hooray for one less candy filled valentine!

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  6. I love these! I might have to make these for my daughter's preschool class. My son need something with licensed characters all over it, of course.

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  7. These are super cute! I almost feel like a jerk for just buying a box at the store with lollipops stuck to them!

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  8. SO cute! I love chalkboard paint. If I had kids to make valentines for, I'd be all over these. :)

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