Handmade valentines card

Handmade valentines card


  • Blank card
  • Transparent paper
  • Glitter card or paper
  • Wool/yarn
  • Two toothpicks
  • Sharp scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Tacky glue
  • Alphabet stickers


  1. Start by crossing the toothpicks so that they form an ‘x’ shape.
  2. Start to wrap wool or yarn around the sticks, making sure you wrap the wool around in all different directions to make sure that everything is kept nice and secure.
  3. Once complete leave a tail thread of around 40 centimetres.
  4. Snip one of the pointed ends off two of the toothpicks, to make your knitting needles.
  5. Stick the ball of wool/yarn to your card using tacky glue
  6. With a pencil lightly draw out the word ‘love’ in joined up handwriting.
  7. Once happy with the layout, go over the writing using tacky glue, using the tail thread to follow the line of glue.
  8. Leave to dry, and then cut off any excess yarn.
  9. Cut a strip of transparent paper to run along the bottom of your card, and secure to the inside of the card using double sided tape.
  10. Cut a strip of  glitter card and cut one end into a point, secure using double sided tape.
  11. Use alphabet stickers or rub on transfers to complete your greeting.

Project courtesy of the Hobbycraft blog. For materials visit your local hobbycraft or head to www.hobbycraft.co.uk

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