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Easy Paper Crafts: Valentine Advent Calendar


This easy paper crafts Valentine Advent Calendar uses pink and red to show off Valentine messages through February 14.

The dark red heart is craft felt, but it could be paper if you prefer.

Just simple tools and materials quickly become this advent calendar shown here on a clear acrylic easel.

Valentine Advent Calendar finished and on display

Easy Paper Crafts: Valentine Advent Calendar Materials and Tools:

  • One sheet of pale pink card stock 8 1/2 x 11 inches
  • One sheet of medium pink card stock 8 1/2 x 11 inches
  • One piece of dark red craft felt 9 x 12 inches (or dark red card stock)
  • Dark red yarn (or narrow ribbon) 
  • Ruler
  • Scissors 
  • Glue 
  • Poster board (optional, to add stability)
  • Valentine Advent Calendar Pattern (click to open PDF for printing)

Valentine Advent Calendar materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Paper Crafts: Valentine Advent Calendar:

Print the Valentine Advent Calendar pattern.

Transfer the pattern to the card stock either by printing directly to the card stock or making a copy on the card stock.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 1 make copy on card stock

Trim the top and bottom of the large heart for the background

I chose to make a square of 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. 

You could easily make the background longer.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 2 trim background

Cut around each small heart.

Remember to hold your scissors steady and to feed the paper into the scissors with your opposite hand.

Or, if you want a faster project, just cut rectangles around the hearts.

Organize the hearts with the messages in the order you want them to be revealed.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 3 cut small hearts

Cut 14 pieces of 3-inch length yarn.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 4 cut yarn segments

Cut the dark red heart shape slightly larger than the large heart pattern.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 5 cut overlay heart shape

Add glue to the back of a numbered heart.

Position the yarn in the middle of the heart and across the glue.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 6 glue yarn to back of number

Add the message heart over the yarn and glue forming a sandwich around the yarn.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 7 sandwich yarn with second shape

Make all 14 of the heart shapes with a number on one side and a message on the other.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 8 form all 14 heart shapes

Organize the small hearts around the background in the order you prefer.

This example has the odd numbers on the left and the even numbers on the right with the smaller numbers at the top.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 9 organize shapes around background

Add a 1-inch length of glue at each of the small black points inside the background heart.

Position the end of each yarn in the glue at its respective point.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 10 glue shapes to background

Glue the large dark red heart over the background heart shape.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 11 glue overlay heart

Optional - Cut the the poster board slightly smaller than the background.

My background paper was 8.5 x 8.5 inches.

The poster board is 8.375 x 8.375, 1/8-inch less.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 12 cut backer board

Glue the poster board to the back of the background paper.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 13 glue backer board

Display the fun and easy Valentine Advent Calendar on an easel, on a refrigerator door, on a desk or wherever!

Valentine Advent Calendar step 14 display

Turn over a small heart shape each day to reveal its Valentine message.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 15 turn over the shapes each day

On Valentine's Day all of the messages are revealed.

Valentine Advent Calendar step 16 Valentine's Day

This easy paper crafts Valentine Advent Calendar is a fun way to extend the time of the Valentine messages to more than just one day.

And, if you prefer, make your own personal messages for each day. Make different messages for a sweetheart, a parent, a grandparent, a child, a friend or someone who could use a smile each day.

Have fun making your own!

A few basic tools and inexpensive materials makes this easy paper crafts Valentine Advent Calendar simple, fun and fast for anyone to do.


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