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Valentine’s Craft to Say “I Love You”

With Valentine’s Day in just a few days, you may still be trying to figure out something to do for your “special someone.” Today we’re going to share a FABULOUS Valentine’s craft idea we came up with to let your spouse know how much you adore them. Valentine’s Day is coming right up… are you ready?? Whatever fun surprise we came up with, we wanted to make sure it was an extremely memorable one, but also wouldn’t take me HOURS. So, of course, we had to come up with an amazing idea, right!?!
The PERFECT V-Day gift. #ValentinesCraft #LoveNotes #GiftsforHim

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A couple years ago – we created a Christmas Countdown. This was our inspiration to throw a little twist on it and create a “How Do I Love Thee?” version for the big V-Day… using a muffin tin!! Voila!!  Here is the final result…

Surprise your sweetie with a V-Day countdown.

This was SUPER easy to make – perfect if you are in a crunch trying to think up something fun to do for your man!  It will be even easier for you since we have the FREE printables that you will need.

Free printables for Valentine's day.

You will need to gather the following materials seen in the picture below: a mini-muffin tin (with 24 “slots”), a paper cutter and/or scissors, the FREE printables (you can grab them below or just save this fun idea to Pinterest to come back to later!), & fun ribbon.

Prepare for Valentine's day with this easy craft.

 You will also need to gather magnetic tape & some kind of scrapbooking adhesive.  I like to use those dots they sell at scrapbooking stores.
Your first step is to cut everything out. I know, I know… you prob already knew that, huh?! I am a teacher by day & a crafty lady/expert flirt-with-my-man by night! What can I say?! I am used to being around FIFTH graders all day!

Easily cut out the parts to this V-Day countdown.

  I measured holes that were about 5 ½ inches apart. {Hint: I would use a ruler & mark two dots with a marker at the exact places you want the holes to be.}
Prepare your Valentine's gift today.
Now, you will need to use a power drill to create the holes in which the ribbon is strung through! Yep, you heard me! Don’t worry, this will just make you feel that much more powerful!
Use a power drill to prepare your Valentine's craft.
String your ribbon through those holes & tie. You can then adhere the two “banners/sayings” to the top & bottom with the scrapbooking adhesive of your choice. {We love Zots!}
Prep is easy for this special Valentine's day gift.
Finally, grab your magnetic tape & cut tiny pieces off the magnetic tape & apply it to the top & bottom of each of the cards.

Magnets and a muffin tin make an adorable V-day gift.

Last but not least, write down 24 things (on little slips of paper) that you absolutely LOVE about your sweetie!!
Compliment your sweetie for 24 days with this Valentine's Day countdown. Fold them up and put one inside each “cup”!
Everyone loves to hear compliments! Give 24!
…and THAT is how you create a “How Do I Love Thee?” surprise!!  I also thought this would be fun to do with your children as well. You could even use this as a “countdown” to V-Day, starting on January 22 (PIN this idea for next year) OR start on February 1st and have it go through most of February… next year, of course!
Surprise your sweetie with 24 love notes.
You could put treats, notes, compliments, or tiny gifts inside each cup! The options are endless! But THIS year, use it to surprise your man on Valentine’s Day! Who WOULDN’T want to read 24 compliments about themselves!?!


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I am an outgoing and fun-lovin’ gal who was lucky enough to marry the man of my dreams! You could probably say I am an “extreme extrovert” as I LOVE to talk and be around people! I love ANYTHING creative and am not a fan of the “norm.” My favorite things in life are my family… especially my HOT husband, my friends, and my faith! After a long infertility journey, we brought two miracle babies into this world via IVF and then a SURPRISE bundle of joy recently decided to join us. I have a passion for life and I am having a BLAST running this website with some of my closest friends. Life just keeps getting better and better!

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  1. Cute idea! I’ve never used a drill on anything but wood so never would have thought about using it on a muffin tin. Thanks!

  2. j’aime vraiment beaucoup !… je recherche des freebies sur le Net et je partage mes liens, pour l’instant sur Pinterest (où j’ai déjà plus de 12000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits), en attendant l’ouverture de mon propre site et je poste le lien immédiatement pour que tout le monde puisse réaliser cette bonne idée !… merci pour le partage… Is (si vous voulez voir ce que je fais, c’est là : )

  3. the printables are not visible 🙁
    please please fix this, i’d like to make this for my husband !
    thank you girl love this URL <3

    1. Hi Laila! If you click on any of the areas that say, “FREE printables” – then you will be able to download the PDFs. They seem to be working just fine for me. Try using a different browser or computer… the issue may be on your end. Good luck! XOXO

    1. Hey Jamie!

      So glad you like it! Totally fine that you shared it on your hubpage. Thanks for letting us know! XO, Tara

      1. What a GREAT idea! I love this! I think I am going to put this on my to-do for next year. So creative.

        We have our first ever link party- will you add this and any other awesome thing you have to our link party? It might be featured next week!

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