DIY Valentine's Day Gift Idea | Pittsburgh, Pa Family Photographer

Procrastination...it should be my middle name. Dates never change, Valentine's Day is always on the 14th of February and yet I continue to be caught off guard year after year! What do you mean I only have 12 DAYS LEFT?! 

Have no fear, I am quick on my feet and came up with a lovely way to shower those who mean the most to me with a few words of affirmation. (That's right, I remember a little about the 5 languages of love!) 

This fun DIY project will allow you to love on your lovies without emptying the purse pockets! You only need a handful of craft material and you will be on your way. I am talking about a love letter in the shape of a heart with lovely and personal facts to remind your special someone just why you love them!

Valentine's Day idea's for husband or family | Jessica Patnesky Photography| Pittsburgh Pennsylvania | Canonsburg PA

What you will need to complete your own personal love letter:

4-6 sheets of card stock or scrapbooking paper
dry erase marker
ink pad
alphabet stamp kit (optional, you could try your hand at calligraphy or just use a pen)
scissors
scotch tape

These items can easily be found at your local craft store.

Valentine's Day idea's for husband or family | Jessica Patnesky Photography| Pittsburgh Pennsylvania | Canonsburg PA

This DIY craft is so easy. Begin by cutting out a heart from one of your craft papers and use it as a pattern to trace on the back of all the papers, then cut.

DIY Valentine's Day Gift | Canonsburg, Pa Family Photographer

Next you will want to write a special reason why you love your partner or child on each cut out heart. This can be anything and everything! I plan to go with a mix of silly and sweet facts. For example, my husband typically sings all of these absurdly high pitched songs...A Little Thing Called Love, anyone?! Anyhow, he can really get up there and it always makes me laugh. Make it personal to you.

 (A great tip to add sparkle to your hearts: Take the edge of the heart and run it across your ink pad to add flair!)

DIY Valentine's Day Gift | Canonsburg, Pa Family Photographer

Now, take your dry erase marker and draw a big heart on their bathroom mirror, write a simple message inside the heart outline such as "You make it so easy to love you" or "We love you because" and then use your scotch tape to hang your mini heart notes around your larger dry erase heart.

That is all there is to this simple yet meaningful gift and just in time to celebrate the ones you love on Valentine's Day. 

DIY Valentine's Day Gift | Canonsburg, Pa Family Photographer

The best part about this craft is how personal it can be. You can post on heart daily leading up to Valentine's Day or you can assembly all the hearts to be enjoyed all at once. You really cannot go wrong.