DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Fox 13 News Segment

Valentines Day TV segment

As you know by now, I’m a crafty mom. I love getting ideas from Pinterest and other blogs for craft time with the kids.  I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to share easy DIY Valentine’s Day cards on my local news. I enjoy sharing craft ideas with the viewers of GOOD DAY TAMPA BAY on Fox 13 News. My first time appearing on the network was last year for Valentine’s Day. I truly enjoy visiting the station for my segments. It’s always a pleasure working with Laura Moody. She makes me feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Valentines Day DIY crafts displayed on a table
I demonstrated how to create three easy DIY Valentine’s Day cards using items  that many of you already have in your home. They can also be purchased at your local craft store. Don’t forget to check online for coupons. Many of the craft stores offer coupons for a single item that is not on sale. You can view the segment on Fox 13 News website.
If you are still looking for adorable DIY Valentine’s Day cards that are easy to make, here’s tutorials for the crafts seen in the segment:

3-D Heart Flower Card

DIY 3D flower card

Supplies:
  • cardstock or construction paper (white, green, red, pink, purple)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
  • black marker
  • Valentine’s Day stickers (optional)
  • crayons (optional)
Directions:
  1. Draw and cut 4-6 heart shapes from the red, purple or pink cardstock.
  2. Draw and cut one stem and two leaves from the green cardstock. You can use different shades of the green for the stem and leaves.
  3. Fold white cardstock in half to form the Valentine’s Day card.
  4. Glue stem to the bottom of the white card. Then glue the leaves and one of the hearts to the stem.
  5. Fold the remaining hearts in half.
  6. Apply glue on the heart on the card then stick two folded hearts on top.
  7. Repeat until only one heart is left.
  8. Unfold and glue it on top of the two halves.
  9. Add “I Love You” above the flower using a black marker or stickers.
  10. Draw pictures or leave a message inside the card for family member, friend, teacher or classmate.


L-O-V-E Painted Valentine’s Day Card

LOVE DIY Valentines Day card
Materials:
  • cardstock (white, purple or pink)
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • the letters (L,O,V, E)
  • glue
  • paint (pink, red, purple)
Directions:
  1. On a piece of white cardstock, allow your child to cover it with paint using fingers or brush. If you want to keep things mess-free, place the paper inside of a resealable bag then tape it to the ground. Have the child move the paint around inside of the resealable bag. Allow it to dry.
  2. Trace letters (LOVE) on the dry painted paper then cut. I used letters I purchased from Target but you can also find templates online.
  3. Finally, glue the letters on a piece of folded pink or purple cardstock to finish your card. Have your child draw pictures inside of the card or write a nice message to their friends or a family member.


DIY Cactus Valentine’s Day Card

DIY cactus Valentines Day card
Materials:
  • light green and green paint
  • paintbrush
  • cardstock (pink, tan, white, green-optional)
  • black marker
  • white crayon or chalk
  • felt hearts
  • string or yarn
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
Directions:
  1. Cover the white cardstock with a mixture of light green and green paint. Allow it to dry.
  2. Skip step one if you would like to use green cardstock instead of painting the white cardstock for the cactus.
  3. Draw and cut out a tall and short cactus from the painted cardstock.
  4. Fold your pink cardstock in half to make the Valentine’s Day card.
  5. Cut out a small hill shape from tan cardstock and glue it to the bottom of the pink card.
  6. Glue each cactus on top of the hill shape.
  7. Use your black marker to draw eyes and a mouth on each of your cactus.
  8. Use your white crayon or chalk to draw needles all over each cactus.
  9. Cut a small piece of string and glue it onto the large cactus so it is hanging from the two arms.
  10. Glue one heart on the smaller cactus and three on the larger cactus along the string.
Karimah Henry wearing an African print skirt for Black History month
I hope you have a blast making these cards with your family, friends or classmates. Enjoy!
Laura Moody and Karimah Henry on the set of Good Day Tampa Bay

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