I love you pink


This post contains a do-it-yourself Valentine for you child’s class that is not only inexpensive….

{think minimum wage making family + no decent craft store on the entire island}

but so easy…….

{that an “award winning mother of the year even though she has no trophies to prove it”}

could do in just 20 minutes time.

And since this was my first year of not buying the bulk pre-made cards from the store…..

i sort of decided that this was my project and not the kids….which means that i totally put these 

together without the assistance of little helpers……which is why i took these photos ahead of time…..

because i know FOR A FACT  that as soon as they leave the house….the kids will cross out

any word that says “LOVE”.

Unless you drive them to school….then you might have a chance that they will arrive in tact.

First: all you need to do is hit your favorite paint store…..

{we only have one…..so i was lucky that no one else was painting “be my valentine” this weekend

and scour the paper paint color samples.

I have a feeling that taking all of the “Be My Valentine” is NOT…i repeat….NOT illegal…..

since i’ve taken many of paper paint color samples before…..

but if you are feeling like you don’t want to just grab all the samples and run towards the door

as fast as you can…then i suggest just asking the guy at the paint counter if you can have them.

I was lucky that there were a few different samples to choose from…..

so i chose the “i love you pink” and the “valentine’s day” along with the “Be My Valentine” cards….

and two of the sayings were on one card.

I happened to have some washi tape……in pink….but i know you can find some at

your local craft shop {like Michaels } or you can find it on Etsy {here}

if you can’t find any….or don’t want to pay for it…then just use thin white masking tape…it does the trick.
I bought some little lollipop sticks …….

and just used a drop from the hot glue gun to adhere the stick to the back of the paper paint sample.

and then i used pencil to write in little notes and what-nots on the Washi tape.

For the record….Mason wanted NOTHING to do with these homemade Valentines…and i don’t blame him…

so these are great for the girls and the little boys.

{unless your kid picks out the paint sample color that says “orgasmic red”…..then you might have a problem.


  1. Brilliant!!

  2. What a clever idea!!!

  3. Oh my goodness, LOVE!

  4. These are awesome. What a clever idea.

  5. Fun! Love your ideas!! I am so gonna do this!!

  6. Very cute project!

  7. Great idea! Did you feel a little funny taking all of those paint swatches from the paint store? That is the only thing I’m not sure I could do. This is such a fun crafty way to make Valentines!


  8. Love the simplicity of this. Only wish I’d of seen this 3 hours ago…we’re just putting on our final touches. My kiddos are the same way…anything remotely LOVEY if out of the question.

  9. Totally heading out to Home Depot right now!

  10. Orgasmic red- LOL!

  11. Adorable idea! I’ll have to try this next year when my daughter is in school!

  12. I really wish I read this post before I went out and bought the “Fun Dip” prepackaged Valentines that are going to have his entire class on a sugar high! Very cute idea.

  13. Oh these are so sweet! Great idea:)

  14. Very clever!

  15. Super cute!!! Got the easy “Fun Dips” from Big Save this year… next year 🙂

  16. Great idea Kasey! Maureen x

  17. So cute!!!! I love these!!!!! You know my favorite color is PINK!!!!! What brand of paint are these from I want to use the paint for some projects!!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!! Aloha,Sara

  18. Kara Rosenberry says:

    Those are THE CUTEST Kasey! LOVE!

  19. Darn, and I did mine already. Keep it for next year. I love that color actually-and I can see Mason’s blushed face the same if he had these in hand. …

  20. These are brilliant. I did not want to use the store-bought kind this year either, so I ended up spending a little money to print Valentine’s from a website at the local Kinko’s (don’t ask… my printer if out-of-comission…). Anyhow… these are adorable. Totally “stealing” the idea (and the paint swatches)!!!

  21. Great idea! I’ve been MIA all winter and am enjoying catching up. I’ll be back at Kane in June- when are you coming back?

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