Make Your Own Recycled Valentine’s Day Cards

I’ve always loved making homemade Valentines, and this year I got inspired by the grocery and advertising newspaper inserts that were headed for the recycling bin. I simply cut out hearts from the paper and glued them on a plain card that I purchased in a pack of 50. The cards retail for $6.99 at Michael’s, but if you use one of the 40% off coupons that frequently run in the paper, the cost is $4.20 a pack or about 8 cents per card.  This definitely beats spending $3 to $4 for a card! Write your own sentiment inside, and your loved one will have a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly Valentine.

If you’re making Valentine’s Day cards from unusual materials, we’d love to see what you’re up to. Happy Hearts Day and hugs to all,

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

2 thoughts on “Make Your Own Recycled Valentine’s Day Cards”

  1. I love this! Thanks for posting! I saved this to my “craftiness” file and I’ll do this with my kiddos next year. My daughter especially would love it, she actually hand-made a bunch of valentines for her class this year (much to our surprise – she just turned 6 years old).


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