Dried Flower Valentines
Maddie and I made these sweet little notes to give to teachers and grandmas on Valentine's Day. Little fabric pockets hold a message and the card is topped with dried flowers and herbs we preserved from our summer garden. This is a great craft to work with school-aged children on but is a bit too advanced for a preschooler (handling delicate flowers and glue gun.) Here's how to make them:
You Will Need
kraft paper or cardboard
fabric (from torn clothing or leftover scraps from other crafts)
dried flowers and herbs
glue gun and glue sticks
small letter stamps or black marker
Cut your craft paper base to the size you want your valentines to be. Then cut your fabric into smaller rectangular sections, ensuring your gift tag will slide inside.
Using a glue gun, glue the fabric to the paper base of the card, leaving more space at the bottom for the child's name.
Write your message on the gift tag, tie twine to the top, and slide it into the fabric pocket after it has dried completely.
Create mini bouquets using the dried flowers and securing with more twine. (I used lavender, strawflower, baby's breath, and gomphrena.) Glue the mini bouquets to the fabric pocket using hot glue on the back of the twine.
Use letter stamps to add the child's name or a one-word message.
To prevent crushing the dried flowers in envelopes, I purchased small kraft paper treat bags that worked perfectly. I folded the top closed with a sticker. The kraft treat bags can be found on my Amazon Affiliate Craft Shelf.
If you appreciate the love language of flowers and gifting botanicals to others, you may enjoy my book, The Love Language of Flowers.
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