DIY Playing Card Valentines

Disclosure AffiliateDIY Playing Card Valentines

What are the most fun kind of valentines? The ones you make yourself! These cute playing card valentines are super easy to make and lots of fun too. They are easy enough for kids to make themselves, but perfect for grown-ups (especially those who love to play cards) too. You can usually get a package of two decks of 52 playing cards at the dollar store for only $1.

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We only used regular typing paper for our cards, but construction paper or cardstock will make a sturdier valentine. The other thing I plan to differently when I make these cards again is to use a paper cutter to more easily cut straight lines. I don’t know why I didn’t think to take mine out of the closet this time! If you do scrapbooking you probably already have a paper cutter, if not you can find one for under $20 here.

DIY Playing Card Valentines Supplies


DIY Playing Card Valentines


Colored Paper
Playing Cards
Glue Stick


Cut paper in halves or in fourths. Use a glue stick to attach playing cards to valentines. Write phrases on Valentines using markers. Choose from phrases listed below or create your own.

DIY Playing Card Valentines Cards

Playing Card Valentine Phrases:

Aces: You’re Aces Valentine!
2: You’re “2” sweet.
Any two cards of the same number: We’re two of a kind.
Queen: You’re queen of my heart.
King: You’re King of my heart.
Joker: No Joking! You’re my Valentine!
Any card: You suit me.
Any card: I’m betting on a Happy Valentine’s Day.
Any card: You’re the real deal!

While looking at supplies to make these, I also found some adorable Valentine playing cards that would all be fun for little Valentine gifts. Check them out:

Heart-Shaped Playing CardsHeart-Shaped Playing CardsLOVE ME PLAYING CARDS & VALENTINES SWEETHEART SET OF DICELOVE ME PLAYING CARDS & VALENTINES SWEETHEART SET OF DICEBe Mine - Valentine's Day - Typography Playing Card DeckBe Mine – Valentine’s Day – Typography Playing Card DeckMini Valentine Exchange Playing CardsMini Valentine Exchange Playing Cards

DIY Playing Card Valentine Cards


Find more Valentine ideas HERE!

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DIY Playing Card Valentines are fun to make using a deck of ordinary playing cards.



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  1. That is such a cute and simple idea, love it! Plus, my kids can totally do it themselves. Thanks for the great idea!

  2. What a cute idea! My kids would love this!

  3. ellen beck says:

    Very differnt and a very frugal idea. This is ne kids can do with supercvision. Love it.

  4. Those are such cool cards for that lucky guy or girl this Valentines day

  5. Sweet! And such a fun DIY craft.

  6. What a great idea. I could see my kids loving this craft idea.


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