DIY Handmade Kid’s Valentines : Key to My Heart

Walking through Nordstrom a few weeks ago, I noticed that they had cute necklaces and bracelets with keys on them.  Such a simple idea, but so cute!  Seeing those got the wheels turning, and so I came up with a little version of my own, a Valentine’s version. Here’s a new quick and easy DIY handmade kid’s Valentine for you to make with your cute kiddos for their friends this year.  I think that must be one of the reasons that I love Valentine’s Day so much.  It gives the kids and I an excuse to craft even more than we usually do!  You’ll need a few, easy to find supplies for this one:

DIY Handmade Kid's Valentine

Nail Polish (you probably have this lying around the house, pinks and reds are fun)

Small Keys (if you have a junk drawer full of old ones, here is a great chance to use them up.  If not, you can pick individual keys up at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes etc.  They are inexpensive.  You will probably want to have them cut, so that will add a little expense, but it is minimal.

Necklace Chain- I found mine at Michaels in the jewelry making section.  They were about $1 a piece, but you can buy them in bulk for less and use a 40% off coupon.

DIY Handmade Kid's Valentine

You will start out painting your keys.  I used clear scotch tape to tape off the lower portion of the key where we didn’t want paint.  Then, I let Ash go to town painting away.  I decided to use nail polish because it dries quickly, is nice and durable, and has a pretty glossy sheen when it dries.  Paint one side of each key, let them dry and then do the other side.  We did two coats for the best coverage.

DIY Handmade Kid's Valentine

Once the keys have dried completely (I let mine dry overnight to make sure the paint was fully cured) string them up on your necklace chain…

DIY Handmade Kid's Valentine

kid's valentine printables

DIY Handmade Kid's Valentine

Once you’ve strung them all, you can add them to this cute little free printable card I made just for you…

DIY Handmade Kid's Valentine

Download it here:  You Hold the Key to My Heart Pink Peppermint Design

DIY Handmade Kid's Valentine


DIY Handmade Kid's Valentine's

How easy is that?  I hope you are feeling inspired to DIY some handmade kid’s valentines together this year.  Be sure to check out all of our other free printable valentines…

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other free printables for teachers and other holidays…

Happy Crafting!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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