Homemade Valentine cards are so fun to make. Have you ever tried it? You can create them at any age and they make the perfect keepsakes and gifts.
I adore the idea of using celery as a rose flower stamp. Have you ever seen this done? It is so neat.
I am going to show you how to make these easy homemade cards. You likely will already have everything on hand- I know I did. I even had celery for an upcoming soup recipe. Score!
My boys are so excited to mail these to grandparents, cousins and other family and friends. Your kids will love them too.
You Will Need:
- celery, with the end cut off
- acrylic paint– any color (we used red, pink, green and gold)
- small paint brush, for painting on the stem
- paper plates, for holding your paint
- glitter (use salt if you do not have any glitter)
- white cardstock or blank white cards
- stamp that says made by (optional)
- stamp pad (if you’re doing a made by stamp)
Squirt your paint onto paper plates.
Grab your celery. This is what it will look like when you chop the end off of it. Have you ever noticed it looks just like a flower? How neat is that?
Reserve the celery stalks for cooking.
Dip the celery rose into the paint.
Make sure it is evenly coated with paint.
Take a sheet of card stock folded in half to look like a greeting card, or use these blank greeting cards.
Stamp the card with the celery.
And you have a rose!
We alternated colors between pink and red.
Some of the colors ran together and we loved it even more!
While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the rose with glitter or salt.
Shake off any excess.
Use the paint brush to draw a stem on the rose. I made little leaves too.
Matthew had fun painting his stems and leaves.
He said he likes big, big leaves!
(This is where I want to say, “Wait, wait! Small leaves!”. Then I remember this is his project.)
Luke wanted to add grass to his. Totally his idea and I thought it was great.
He also wanted to add a sun- and I just happened to have some gold acrylic paint.
We sprinkled glitter on the sun too.
We stamped the back of the card with a handmade by stamp.
You can certainly free hand this, but I already have the stamp and I love the way it looks.
Then the boys can just write their name under it.
These are perfect for giving to family and friends for Valentine’s Day.
Fill out the inside with a sweet message or drawing.
The hard part is deciding who gets each one.
I just love them!