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Mini Chalkboard Valentine Cards

February 3, 2014
I could play it cool and be all, “Just a little Valentine’s card I whipped up,” but playing it cool has never been my strong suit. 
So, just know I’m feeling ridiculously happy with how well these turned out and what minimal effort they took. 
Mini chalkboard Valentine's cards - super easy, inexpensive and a fun option if you're trying to avoid candy

Plus they don’t include candy, but they’re still super kid-friendly.

And, did I mention cheap? Seriously, the trifecta of Valentine’s Day cards for me: inexpensive, easy, and candy-free.

Mini chalkboard Valentine's cards - super easy, inexpensive and a fun option if you're trying to avoid candy

You’ll need:

 – Boxes of chalk (I bought mine at Wal-mart for 50¢ a box)
 – Painting tape
 – Chalkboard paint
 – A paintbrush

Mini chalkboard Valentine's cards - super easy, inexpensive and a fun option if you're trying to avoid candy

Tape around the edges of your box, so you have a nice frame (make sure to cover the hole that the boxes hang from  – I didn’t on the first box and the paint dripped through and made ugly dribbles on the front. Avoid that). Press it down firmly so your paint won’t bleed through.

Mini chalkboard Valentine's cards - super easy, inexpensive and a fun option if you're trying to avoid candy

Paint an even coat. Let it dry briefly, then paint a second coat.

Let dry completely, then remove the tape, write a little message on the back with chalk (or you can fasten a tag through the top hanger hole with a message like “Let’s chalk about love” or something equally cheesy awesome), and pass around to all your friends. Or your child’s friends.

Mini chalkboard Valentine's cards - super easy, inexpensive and a fun option if you're trying to avoid candy

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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11 Comments

  • Reply Ashley February 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    So adorable!! My boys would love these.

  • Reply Kate Rogge February 3, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    SUCH a cute idea (and well executed…might I add)

  • Reply Carole February 3, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Just as cute as you described! Is this on FB yet so I can share??

  • Reply Jessica February 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Those are so cute!

  • Reply Meghan Splawn February 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I love this. Like a whole lot. Well done!

  • Reply Merrick February 3, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Love how these turned out! And hooray for one less candy filled valentine!

  • Reply Mama Bub February 3, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I love these! I might have to make these for my daughter's preschool class. My son need something with licensed characters all over it, of course.

  • Reply Mrs Gray February 4, 2014 at 12:00 am

    How fun!

  • Reply Paige Flamm February 4, 2014 at 1:21 am

    These are super cute! I almost feel like a jerk for just buying a box at the store with lollipops stuck to them!

  • Reply Lindsay February 4, 2014 at 6:24 am

    SO cute! I love chalkboard paint. If I had kids to make valentines for, I'd be all over these. 🙂

  • Reply Becca February 6, 2014 at 4:35 am

    This is SOO darling.

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