Cheap Valentines Ideas: DIY Paint Chip Valentine’s Day Cards

Paint Chip Valentine's Day Card

There is no denying that crafts are fun to whip up. And we all know that cheap crafts are even more fun. But FREE crafts? I just don’t think there is a word for that! It is not often you get the chance to create a fun and unique craft for zero, zip, zilch, but with today’s craft, you will! This year, why not give the sweethearts in your life a Paint Chip Valentine?

How many times have you walked through a home supply store past the paint sample swatches and your eyes felt like that of a kid in a candy store? The bright hues and thousands of swatches at your disposal can be quite intoxicating! Well to make your own Paint Chip Valentines, you will need to pay a visit to your local home supply store. Easy enough right? Take a peek at a few other supplies you may need:

Simple Supply List:

  • Paint Chips (Sweetheart colors like pink hues are best!)
  • Black marker
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Hole Punch (optional)

Now remember, paint chip samples are free, and we want to keep it that way. If you have dozens of Valentines to make this year then this craft may not be ideal for you. Try to keep it to half a dozen Valentines, which is typically the amount of color samples most people take when shopping for paint. We don’t want to go crazy and clean out the samples!


  • Take your strips and include the simple message of I “heart”, + a characteristic about the recipient in each box as shown.
  • Cut off the rounded edges (and as much of the type as you can or want).
  • Add an optional hole and embellish with a ribbon or string.

That’s it! Your Paint Chip Valentines are now ready to give! They are a sweet reminder of what the people in your life mean to you, and can be used as bookmarks or just tucked away for future reminiscing later. This is such a simple, inexpensive, and unique gift that packs a punch without breaking your budget. Is there anything sweeter than that?

So stop by your local home supply store, dig out a marker, and get working on your own Paint Chip Valentines! Your recipients are sure to be charmed by them!


  1. grace says

    Hi!! I just wanted you to know that if you join their text club, the heart bakers pizza is only $5 today! ! Kids Valentine’s dinner is done!!

  2. says

    Just wanted to say Thanks for this! i got my sons 3rd birthday in an album! He was sooo cute this year with all the oooing and ahhing . I thought the aunt and the grandparents would like them! Thanks again

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