DIY: How To Make Valentine’s Day Love Bug Cards

Homemade cards are the best and here’s nothing better than a homemade Valentine. We heart making Love Bugs as they are simple and adorable. Love was in the air at our house as the kids used their creativity to make all kinds of Valentine’s.

Here are some ideas to inspire you to have fun with your kids making homemade cards.

We used glitter, doilies, google eyes, glue, and construction paper that we picked up at Walmart. But you can certainly use pipe cleaners, paint and any other fun craft items your kids enjoy to make homemade Valentine’s Day cards.

Our best buy and the essential ingredient I recommend you add to your Valentine’s Day craft arsenal is this package of 40 Doilies from Walmart for only $1.88. My kids are very impressed by a good doilie and without much additional hard work or skill, these doilies essentially make a valentine. And there is 40 of them which leaves rooms for lots of creativity, mistakes, and valentines!

Step 1: Decorate your Doilie with wiggly eyes, glue, and then sprinkle with glitter.

Step 2: Make your love bug a bit whimsical with crinkled construction paper limbs.


Here are a few of the kids other creations – I loved Kenzie’s “Lets’ Stick Together” Valentine for her girlfriend Kylie.


As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).


  1. Really cute, Colleen! Looks like the kids had a blast!

  2. How cute are these?! I never would’ve thought to use doilies for that purpose, but they came out great!

  3. melinda says:

    cute, i knew there was something cute to do with those doilies

  4. sharyn says:

    Red doilies, how cool. They make beautiful valentines cards

  5. Anonymous says:

    Really cute and creative!!!!!!!!!

  6. Allison says:

    Kylie can’t wait to get that oh so cute valentine!!!!! XOXOXOX0!!! We’ll be making love bugs in Brynn’s class on Thursday!

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