Easy Paper Crafts: Valentine Advent Calendar
This easy paper crafts Valentine Advent Calendar uses pink and red to show off Valentine messages through February 14.
The dark red heart is craft felt, but it could be paper if you prefer.
Just simple tools and materials quickly become this advent calendar shown here on a clear acrylic easel.
Easy Paper Crafts: Valentine Advent Calendar Materials and Tools:
Pale pink card stock - one sheet 8 1/2 x 11 inches
Medium pink card stock - one sheet 8 1/2 x 11 inches
Dark red card stock - one sheet 8 1/2 x 11 or dark red craft felt 9 x 12 inches
Dark red yarn (or narrow ribbon)
Poster board (optional, to add stability)
Valentine Advent Calendar Pattern (click to open PDF for printing)
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Paper Crafts: Valentine Advent Calendar:
Print the Valentine Advent Calendar pattern.
Transfer the pattern to the card stock either by printing directly to the card stock or making a copy on the card stock.
Trim the top and bottom of the large heart for the background.
I chose to make a square of 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
You could easily make the background larger.
Cut around each small heart.
Remember to hold your scissors steady and to feed the paper into the scissors with your opposite hand.
Or, if you want a faster project, just cut rectangles around the hearts.
Organize the hearts with the messages in the order you want them to be revealed.
Cut 14 pieces of 3-inch length yarn.
Cut the dark red heart shape slightly larger than the large heart pattern.
Add glue to the back of a numbered heart.
Position the yarn in the middle of the heart and across the glue.
Add the message heart over the yarn and glue forming a sandwich around the yarn.
Make all 14 of the heart shapes with a number on one side and a message on the other.
Organize the small hearts around the background in the order you prefer.
This example has the odd numbers on the left and the even numbers on the right with the smaller numbers at the top.
Add a 1-inch length of glue at each of the small black points inside the background heart.
Position the end of each yarn in the glue at its respective point.
Glue the large dark red heart over the background heart shape.
Optional - Cut the the poster board slightly smaller than the background.
My background paper was 8.5 x 8.5 inches. The poster board is 8.375 x 8.375, 1/8-inch less.
Glue the poster board to the back of the background paper.
Display the fun and easy Valentine Advent Calendar on an easel, on a refrigerator door, on a desk or wherever!
Turn over a small heart shape each day to reveal its Valentine message.
On Valentine's Day all of the messages are revealed.
This easy paper crafts Valentine Advent Calendar is a fun way to extend the time of the Valentine messages to more than just one day.
And, if you prefer, make your own personal messages for each day.
Make different messages for a sweetheart, a parent, a grandparent, a child, a friend or someone who could use a smile each day.
Have fun making your own!
A few basic tools and inexpensive materials makes this easy paper crafts Valentine Advent Calendar simple, fun and fast for anyone to do.