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.
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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.
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.
3) “I Chews You” bubble tape DIY 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.
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.
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.
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.
11) Valentine’s Day Hershey’s Kisses® labels
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.
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.
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:
- Put the index card and toy in small poly bags
- Use washi tape to secure the toy to the index card
- 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!