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Woven Valentine's Day Greeting Card

Step-by-step on how to make a Woven Valentine's Day Card, presented by: Crafty Corner

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Valentines' Day has long been celebrated as the day to show someone you care, or to make that infamous first move! This woven card design is unique and original in its concept and can be made in minutes by anyone over 5 years old.

completed card

What you will need:

  • Two A4 sheets of cardboard one red, one cream, or any two colours of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Knife
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Protractor, or any round object (I just used a roll of cellotape!)

Step 1

Fold your cream coloured piece of cardboard in half.

fold card in half

Step 2

Use a protractor, or any round object to trace a half moon 1.5cm from the top of your folded cardboard.

trace a half moon

Step 3

Use your ruler to join the end of your half circle to the edge of your cardboard where it is folded, and draw 4 slots 2cm apart on your design.

join crdboard to circle

Step 4

Unfold your cardboard and use your craft knife to cut along the slots you have drawn onto one half of the cardboard.

cut slots into card

Step 5

Repeat step 1 4 on your other coloured sheet of cardboard, but do not fold it in half and use your craft knife to cut along the slots. You only need one half of this part of the card.

. cut along slots

Step 6

Weave the two pieces together, starting with the first row, one over, one under and repeat.

weave card together

Step 7

This is what your card should look like as it starts taking the shape of a heart.

card shaped like heart

Step 8

When done you can pull at the edges to get the lines into place more firmly.

pull edges

Step 9

Use your glue to glue down the loose ends on either side of the cover of your card.

glue down ends

Step 10

Use the eraser to remove any pencil lines that may be showing.

erase pencil lines

Step 11

Write a note on the inside of your card, you can trace over this with pen once you are happy with where your text is placed.

write note inside card

Step 12

Your woven Valentine's Day card is now complete.

completed valentines card

NOTE: This card does not have to be used for Valentine's Day - why not make a woven card for Father's or Mother's Day?