15 DIY Valentines You’ll Love to Make and Share

Share a smile this Valentine’s Day with cute and punny DIY valentines

A punny valentine is a sweet way to brighten someone’s day and show that you care. Simple printables and a few common items make it easy to create your own DIY valentines to share with classmates, friends, teachers, and more.

We’ve rounded up 15 super cute (and clever) Valentine’s Day ideas that you’ll love making and sharing. 

Use Avery Design and Print Online for free to customize any of the printable Avery templates in this article.

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Avery office supplies used to make punny DIY valentines. One postcard has “You are the highlight of my day” printed on it with a highlighter taped to it. Another postcard has “I’m stuck on you” printed on it with a glue stick attached.
Postcards and school supplies make cute punny valentines for students and teachers.

1) “You are the highlight of my day”

Everyone can always use an extra highlighter. Create this cute and useful DIY valentine by using washi tape to stick a cheerful fluorescent Hi-Liter® to a postcard.

Start with our 4 x 6 inch printable postcards. Choose a Valentine’s Day template for 4 x 6 inch postcards and customize the text. Stick on your Hi-Liter and you’re done!

2) “I’m stuck on you” glue stick valentine

If you’re a teacher creating DIY valentines for your class, this can be a great opportunity to distribute supplies in a clever way.

Did you know? You can personalize individual cards or labels on any Avery project using the Edit One feature. We even have a quick video to show you how.

Two images on bubble-gum pink backgrounds. Left image shows bubble tape gum made into valentines using Avery labels. Right image shows mini gumball machines made into valentines colorful heart ribbon and Avery printable tags.
Are you making a ton of valentine’s this year? Use Avery WePrint™ and let us print your tags, cards and labels for you.

3) “I Chews You” bubble tape DIY valentine

Bubble gum tape is always a blast and fun to chew. Use a 2 1/2 inch round label and the matching “I Chews You” Avery template to make it into a valentine.

Pro Tip: Try 2 1/2 inch round labels with Trueblock® technology. Trueblock covers everything underneath so you don’t have to remove the original label first. When you shop blank labels by the sheet you can get Trueblock labels in any shape and size.

4) “I Chews You” mini gumball machine

Who wouldn’t want to own their own candy machine? Gumball machines are marvelous little gifts that are perfect for anyone.

Turn a mini gumball machine into a DIY valentine with our “I Chews You” template for printable tags. Our tags come with string for attaching. You can add colorful ribbon to really put your valentine over the top.

Two images on baby-pink backgrounds. Left image shows chocolate, graham crackers and a big heart shaped marshmallow in a bag topped with a small tent card that reads “Life is s’more fun with a friend like you.” Right images shows a similar bag filled with Goldfish crackers and topped with a small tent card that reads, “You’re such a great catch, Valentine!”
Make your own goody bags! Small printable tent cards make excellent treat bag toppers.

5) S’mores DIY valentine treat bag

There are few things sweeter in life than good friends and good snacks. Let your friends know that you care with a DIY s’more valentine.

Get started with the “S’more Fun” Avery template. Place the bag between the two sides of the tent card and staple or glue in place to close.

6) “You’re a great catch” Goldfish® snack

Salty snacks like Goldfish crackers are beloved treats and always welcome. Make your own punny valentine with our cute “Great Catch” fish-themed template printed on small tent cards.

Pro Tip: Make sure to leave room at the top of your bags to securely close the bag and attach the topper.

Two images on pastel pink backgrounds. Left image shows bags of Lego bricks turned into valentines by attaching a printable table tent card at the top of the bag. The tent card reads, “Everything is awesome... including you! Happy Valentine’s Day!” Right image shows stress-relief baseball toys in similar bags with tent card toppers. These toppers read “You’re a great catch!” and have a cute baseball and hearts graphic.
Turn to the toy box for punny valentine ideas that kids will love. Adults will appreciate the nostalgia too.

7) Awesome DIY Lego® valentine

Building blocks and Lego bricks are timeless toys that help spark creativity and are fun for all ages. Choose a colorful and simple array of bricks that will help them build something beautiful.

Use our colorful building brick template for small tent cards and edit the text to personalize.

8) “You’re a great catch” for sports fans

Turn sports-themed stress-relief balls into witty Valentine’s Day ideas. The “Great Catch” baseball template is perfect for coaches, little league and school teams, or any sports lovers in your life.

Personalize for football, soccer and other sports by using different stress-relief balls and modifying our template.

Did you know? You can change graphics in predesigned Avery templates? Open the template and delete the element you want removed. Add new graphics from the Avery Gallery.

Two images with light pink backgrounds. One image shows small bottles of dark pink nail polish with cute square Avery tags for Valentine’s Day. The second image shows gift boxes filled with gummy bears. Gift tags that read, “You are Beary Special!” are tied on the boxes with string.
Gift tags in unique shapes are trending. Try printing your own square tags or tags with scalloped edges.

9) DIY pink nail polish valentines

Pink nail polish is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Pick a few different shades or stick to your favorite, add a tag you’ve got a glamorous DIY valentine.

Choose from a variety of Valentine’s Day templates for square tags to add the finishing touch.

10) “You’re beary special” valentines

Fruity colorful gummy bears are a delicious sweet treat. Complete the package with a wrap of string and a personalized tag to make everything just right.

Start with a blank Avery template for rectangle tags with scalloped edges. Upload your own artwork or pick out a matching Valentine’s Day template you love.

Two images on bubblegum-pink background. One image shows a handful of Hershey’s Kisses with cute Avery labels stuck on the bottom. The labels have various Valentine’s Day graphics and sayings on them. The other image shows pieces of bubble wrap with an Avery place card stapled to the top. The place card reads, “You make my heart pop!”
It’s all about the small things. Give a bag of kisses or a witty bubble wrap valentine.

11) Valentine’s Day Hershey’s Kisses® labels

Start with the blank Avery template for 3/4 inch round labels. Then choose your design from our Hershey Kisses design gallery, perfect for Valentine’s Day, weddings, birthday parties and more.

Or create personalized Hershey Kisses labels from scratch. In Avery Design and Print Online you can add and edit text as well as images, shapes or graphics.

12) DIY punny bubble wrap valentines

We all love popping bubble wrap! And there’s some good reasons why we find it so satisfying. Why not turn it into a punny DIY valentine that will make your friends and family smile.

To make, simply cut bubble wrap into pieces that are 3 ¾ inches wide. Print the “Heart Pop” Avery template on our small place cards. Staple to the end of a piece of bubble wrap and you’re done!

Two images of valentines on light pink backgrounds. Left image shows mini racecars glued on index cards with several different punny sayings. Right image shows pink rubber ducks with Avery tags tied on. The tags read, “I’m one lucky duck to have a friend like you.”
Buy in bulk and personalize with index cards and custom-printed tags in unique shapes.

13) Race car puns DIY valentines

Get everyone a brand new car this Valentine’s Day! Start with a blank Avery template for 3 x 5 inch index cards. Add your own font, shapes and colors to your Avery index card project, then use the Edit One feature and try some of these different puns on individual cards:

  • You make my heart race
  • I am “wheelie” glade we are friends
  • I like how you roll, Valentine
  • You auto be my valentine
  • I’m racing by to say Happy Valentine’s Day
  • Get revved up for fun, Valentine

14) Lucky duck friendship valentines

Get all of your ducks in a row with these darling rubber ducky valentines. Pair these ducks with custom-printed tags with graceful scalloped edges to craft lovely gifts for your flock of friends.

Browse Valentine’s Day templates for our custom-printed round scallop tags .

Flatlay image of 5 Valentine's Day cards with mini dinosaur toys attached, sitting on a light pink background. In purple and light blue font, the cards read, "I think you're dino-mite!"
The dinosaur trend is everywhere. This punny Valentine’s Day idea can also be used to make party favors for a dino-themed birthday.

15) “I think you’re dino-mite” valentines

Try a Valentine’s Day idea with some extra bite with a silly and fun dinosaur pun. Kids will have a roaring good time playing with and trading these colorful toys.

You can create your own DIY valentines with small toys in 3 ways:

  1. Put the index card and toy in small poly bags
  2. Use washi tape to secure the toy to the index card
  3. Super glue the toy to the card (pictured);  best for adults who won’t want play with the toys

What’s your favorite punny Valentine’s Day idea?

Did your favorite Valentine’s Day pun make this list? Let us know in the comments!

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Author: Ryan Han

If you have a question about an Avery product, there’s a good chance Ryan will know the answer. Originally hired in 2014, Ryan worked for years answering calls, responding to chats and collecting review data before he was given the opportunity to be a copywriter. With almost a decade’s worth of Avery knowledge, he now writes copy for product pages, articles, emails and wherever else a little punching up is needed. With a BA in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach, Ryan loves any chance he can get to tap into his more poetic side. Whether it’s a motivational quote on a planner cover or waxing lyrical about the near-mystical reflective properties of a new holographic label, Ryan has been a steadfast fan of Avery Products and Avery people. In his free time, Ryan loves to try out new skills and hobbies. He drew a webcomic for a few years, can build a computer, placed eighth once in a Tetris tournament and is trying to learn Spanish so that he can have conversations with his girlfriend’s madre.

2 thoughts on “15 DIY Valentines You’ll Love to Make and Share”

  1. I love the Hersey kisses idea. I deliver food and Valentines Day is extremely busy. Why not set myself apart from the other drivers by leaving a couple of cute Valentine kisses along with the food delivery?! Thanks for the novel idea. ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Brenda,
      I love that idea. I think we could do the reverse as well and leave some personalized Hershey Kisses out for all of our delivery drivers:)

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