I love Valentine's Day because you can feel like a kid again, and do some pretty basic crafting with big results. Nothing says "LUV YOU" like a handmade card or note that your recipient will cherish "FOREVA". See what I did there? Seriously though, this holiday is one of my favourites because it brightens gloomy winter days with pops of candy-coated colour and love. Love is universal. We all need it. Doesn't get much simpler (or better) than that.
For love day, I have created a cute little printable for you! Get ready to do a little DIY. They're little Six Letter Sentiment tags. I recently saw some tags made by Justine Ma (hand letterer and mama) and her kiddos, which inspired me to paint these. Have a little therapeutic painting session for yourself, or get the kids involved. This is an easy project for any level.
You can hang the tags for some impromptu decor, use them as gift tags, write love notes. The uses are endless. In fact, it would be great to see what YOU use them for! Share your photos using the hashtag #sixlettersentiments and/or #swellmadeco so everyone can see your ideas come to life for Valentine's Day.
Here's what I did to create these sweet tags. I swear, it's super easy and quick:
- Print the printable using card stock (heavier paper). I used white, but you can use any colour you like. Just think! Pink, red, Kraft. There are 4 tags per sheet. All with different sayings.
- Here's the fun part! Using basic watercolour paints, create a pattern or whatever you like on your sheets. This is a time where you want to paint outside the lines. You'll trim it off later like a pro. Loose brush strokes are easy and look great. Maybe try dots? Let the sheets dry.
- Using scissors or an Exacto knife (and mat), cut your tags using the very faint lines on the printable as a guide.
- Done! Go forth and spread your love using Six Letter Sentiments. Share with your friends and family.
Enjoy your Valentine's Day however (and with whomever) you celebrate. Our hearts day is typically a family affair that includes a decade long tradition of heart shaped pizza, sweets and wine. The simplest of holidays, celebrated in the simplest of ways. Happy Valentine's Day!
PS - Remember the flags we did last year? You can still grab that printable here! Same sentiments (minus LUV YOU) in a different format to create flags that can be used for anything. Enjoy!