Happy Monday everyone! Steffany and I shared this DIY Valentine backdrop + DIY Valentine cards over at The Ribbon Retreat last week as part of a blogger competition. There will be 3 blogger projects to vote on so we’ll be asking for votes when it’s time! 🙂 Hop over to The Ribbon Retreat for more details. We are so excited to be part of this little competition! We are pretty excited about the project we came up with and sure hope you LOVE it too! Can you believe it’s already time to think about Valentine’s Day?! We love to add personal touches to our Valentine’s Day celebration, so we decided to make a simple Valentine Photo Backdrop. We can’t wait to share it with you AND share some great ways to use the photos, including EASY DIY Valentine cards!
Here’s what you need to make one for yourself:
- Ribbon in different sizes and patterns
- Tri-fold presentation board, large poster, or even just a wall
- Props (optional)
Then tape the ribbon onto whatever surface you’re using as the backdrop itself. We used a tri-fold presentation board and it worked really well. We added a few flowers to the ends of some of the ribbon.
Then it’s ready to go! Grab a little cutie, and some props if you’d like, and snap away! This is Steffany’s little guy, Breken – such a cutie!
First up, we printed the picture out in wallet size to use as Breken’s Valentine cards this year. We’ll add a little treat and he’ll pass them out at the school party and to all his friends instead of store bought Valentine’s. Personalized, unique and inexpensive! It was about $2 to print out enough for his whole class. This is as close to homemade Valentine’s as we get. 🙂
Next, print the pictures to 4×6 and send some snail mail! Can you imagine how thrilled Grandma will be to pull this out of the mailbox for Valentines Day?! We love the idea of celebrating ALL the people we love.
What do you think? Are we in it to win it?! We’ll be letting you know when it’s voting time. In the meantime – go get your Valentine craft on!
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