15 January 2016

Made From Pinterest: 52 Things I Love About You Card Book

On Tuesday, I talked a little bit about five simple ways to show love and appreciation to those in our lives on Valentine’s Day. After all, the day is about more than flowers and chocolates so today, I thought I would share a very simple, inexpensive gift idea for that special someone in your life. The great thing about this craft is that your special someone could actually be anyone; a spouse, a friend or even your child. The flexibility this craft gives leaves lots of room for ideas and creativity.

It’s one of the oldest crafts you’ll see floating around on Pinterest but honestly, it’s one of the easiest, budget-friendly ones I’ve come across and attempted. Seriously. A few dollars and a little time is all it takes and in the end, your loved one has something they can treasure and read for years to come.

Made From Pinterest: 52 Things I Love About You Card Book. #ValentinesDay #Crafts #GiftIdeas

What You Need:
1 deck of playing cards ($1 from the Dollar Store)
2 binder rings ($1.50 at Walmart for a pack of four)
Hand held hole punch (already had on hand)
1 Elmer’s glue stick ($1 from the Dollar Store)
52 squares to write your notes on (free. I created these in under 10 minutes in Word)
Total spent: $3.50.

How You Make It:
1.       Create your 52 squares. As I mentioned above, you can either create a pattern in Word or you can simply cut 52 squares from the paper of your choice. It’s as easy as that. Once you have them created, write out a thoughtful statement for each one and then set them aside. Remember that you will have to punch holes into your cards so make sure to measure out your squares accordingly.
2.       Get your cards and your handheld punch. Take one card to use as a guide and punch two holes in the side of the card, one at the top and one at the bottom. Use this single guide card to place on top of the other cards to know where to punch your holes.
3.       Take your glue stick and place one square on each card.

4.       Allow the cards to dry. Once dry, use the binder rings to put the booklet together.
5.       Done! Wrap and give to your special someone.

This thoughtful gift is something your special someone will enjoy not only for Valentine’s Day but for years to come.

What kinds of Valentine’s Day crafts do you enjoy? 

Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup
Courtney @ Shiraz In My Sippy Cup

Courtney is a published author, mom, taco enthusiast, and a Star Wars and Tennessee Volunteers fanatic. She's never met a piece of sushi she didn’t like and enjoys an amazing glass of wine and a great cut of meat. You can read more of her wine-induced, sleep-deprived adventures on The Huffington Post and Scary Mommy.

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