My Tiny Valentine

Here's a little how-to for this tiny love note. For a full guided tutorial video, scroll to the bottom or use this link to the original YouTube video. 

DIY Clothespin Valentine 

Music featured in video:
'Deed I Do - performed by Blossom Dearie 1956 


  • Large Clothespin
  • White Paper 
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step 1 Draw Your Heart Out 

Draw a simple envelope. Mine is approx. 2 inches wide and 1 1/4 inch tall. Then color in if needed and cut out. 

Step 2 Hidden Message 

Cut out a second piece a paper, making it slightly smaller than the size of your envelope. Fold this paper in half. Then fold back a thin sliver of paper at the bottom and top (opposite direction from the first fold). Use these top and bottom fold tabs to glue to one side of your clothespin. 

Step 5 Wrap It Up 

Cut your envelope in half. Glue the top piece to the top of your clothespin, in front of the hidden message. Repeat with the bottom half, lining up the two pieces. Make sure your envelope covers your love note! 

Full Tutorial Video with Instructions

Crafts with Katie 

Crafts with Katie is a weekly family crafting series hosted by The Keyport Public Library, with special thanks to the Friends of Keyport Public Library. Every Wednesday at noon stop by the Keyport Library FaceBook page for a new family friendly DIY video. 

The Friends of the Keyport Library is a nonprofit organization  formed to support, promote and advocate for our local library in Keyport, NJ.

Happy Valentine's Day!

For more totally heartfelt crafts, check out our previous Valentine's Day posts.

 Or check out our party decorations at  #TableSettingIsMyLife on Esty.


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