Homemade Valentine’s Day Picture Frame Cards #shop #cbias

This Valentine’s Day craft is a part of the Valentine Crafts with Kids campaign for the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop & post have been compensated as a part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All opinions on this blog are my own.

Valentine's Day Picture Frame Cards #shop #cbias


Craft time is always fun time in our house. We love spending hours painting, colouring and using crafts as a teaching tool. Crafts are important for developing fine motor skills in children, expressing their creativity and can also be used as a successful learning tool.

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching we set upon the task of coming up with a creative way to send our loved ones Valentine’s Day cards for this #CollectiveBias campaign. We wanted something unique and different from the typical Valentine’s Day cards.

So what did we come up with? We decided to create picture frame cards! So we headed off to Walmart to explore their Art Supplies section.

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There were so many craft supplies to choose from when we were there – the possibilities were endless. This is one of the reasons why I love shopping at our local Walmart. Our little one kept pulling everything off the shelves that he could get his little hands on he was that excited!

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And now for our craft!

You Will Need:
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Instructions:

1. Paint wooden frame with desired colours. You can also choose to make a pattern on the frame as well. To do so you must first outline the design on the frame with pencil lightly. Remember to paint the lighter paint on first. Allow the frame to dry.

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2. Paint five of the small popsicle sticks in a different colour. Allow the sticks to dry.

3.  Write on two of the sticks, “Happy Valentine’s Day”, on one stick “2014” and on the final two sticks “I Love You, Love <insert your child’s name>. Make sure to use pen and not a marker as the marker will bleed.

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4. Glue the sticks to the felt and cut the pieces out in an oval like shape.

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5. Before gluing anything down, arrange all the material on the frame where you would like it to be placed. When you are happy with the design – start gluing! The Elmer’s felt stickers were awesome, you just have to peel off the back and place them down. Made the whole process so much simpler for my little ones.

6. Insert photo on the back of the picture frame.

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Voila! A perfect Valentine’s Day card personalized just for your loved ones! 

Valentine's Day Picture Frame Cards #shop

Valentine’s Day is a special day for families, friends and partners. It is a day where we can go above and beyond to show those we love how much we appreciate having them in our life. A moment to slow down in our busy lives and truly live in the moment.

“Valentine, just a few words to tell you how I love you. I have loved you since the first day I saw you. Whenever that was.” — Charles M. Schulz

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Masshole Mommy
8 years ago

Homemade gifts are the best way to show someone how much you love them. The frames came out so cute, too!

Carla WorkingMommyJournal
Reply to  Masshole Mommy

Thank you! Homemade gifts are my fave too – my parents fought over them!

Diane Estrella
8 years ago

What a beautiful family! He really did a great job with this craft. It came out bright and lovely!

Carla WorkingMommyJournal
Reply to  Diane Estrella

Thank you Diane! He was so proud of his frame

theroadtodomestication.com

So cute! I&#39;m going to a craft night in a few weeks with some of the little ones from church, so this would be a great one to take supplies for!

Carla WorkingMommyJournal

It really is a fun and simple (with little to no mess!)

Theresa Mahoney
8 years ago

Your frames turned out so cute! We didn&#39;t get around to any Valentine&#39;s crafts this year, but I definitely want to make some homemade frames with my girls soon!

Carla WorkingMommyJournal

Thanks Theresa! I love making the frames and thinking about making some more for Easter time

Lawna Noe
8 years ago

How cute are those frames! I have a cute little daddy-daughter picture that is ready to be put in a frame. I might just let my kiddos make a Valentine&#39;s frame.

Carla WorkingMommyJournal
Reply to  Lawna Noe

That would be perfect in a homemade frame Lawna!

Katherine Bartlett
8 years ago

Those came out amazing! I want to make them now too!

Carla WorkingMommyJournal

Thanks Katherine 🙂

Jennifer Brown
8 years ago

Cute and fun. Brings back good memories of craft time.

Carla WorkingMommyJournal
Reply to  Jennifer Brown

I still love craft time 🙂 The boys were so proud of themselves

Marika
8 years ago

What a fun idea for Valentine&#39;s Day crafts! I love it!

Carla WorkingMommyJournal
Reply to  Marika

Thanks Marika!

becca
8 years ago

how fun and i love that kids get to be creative

Carla WorkingMommyJournal
Reply to  becca

So important for kids to be creative and have fun with art.

Jennifer Van Huss
8 years ago

What a great craft! My kids would love to make that for their grandparents!

Carla WorkingMommyJournal

My parents ended up arguing who gets them for their desk at work so we are making more lol

Amanda Love
8 years ago

Wow what a great job he did with his craft. They look beautiful. I have to do something with my own kids for Valentines Day. I don&#39;t even think they made me a card yet. 🙂

Carla WorkingMommyJournal
Reply to  Amanda Love

Thanks Amanda! This was the first year my eldest did not make one at school for us 🙁 He bought us one instead but I love those handmade ones from school