It’s so easy to make DIY Bubble Wrap Heart Valentine’s Day Cards from bubble wrap, paint, cardstock, and markers.
For more ways to have a happy Valentine’s Day, check out all of our Valentine’s Day posts.
I don’t know why, but I’m really excited for Valentine’s Day this year. We never do anything spectacular to celebrate (which is the actually the spectacularness of it), but I think this year, we just need things to look forward to.
So I’ve been looking forward to Valentine’s Day by making heart-shaped pizzas and DIY bubble wrap hearts Valentine’s Day cards.
I’m slightly obsessed with how cute my homemade Valentine’s Day card came out.
I love it so much that I’m actually using it as a wall hanging on our gallery wall. Because we could use a little more love right now.
I have a bunch of tips for these at the end of the post because for as easy as they look, they’re actually as equally frustrating.
This DIY Bubble Wrap Heart Valentine’s Day Cards tutorial is just one of the Valentine’s Day-themed crafts on Drugstore Divas.
For more, check our out list of 10+ Easy To Make Valentine’s Day Crafts & Treats.
DIY Bubble Wrap Heart Valentine’s Day Cards
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DIY Bubble Wrap Heart Valentine’s Day Cards Supplies:
How To Make DIY Bubble Wrap Heart Valentine’s Day Cards:
Fold one piece of cardstock in half. Cut it down the center. Fold each half in half and cut them down the center. Now you have four pieces of cardstock.
Cut a heart shape from the bubble wrap.
With the bubble side up, paint the bubbles with a thick layer of acrylic paint.
Flip the heart bubble wrap template over and place it on top of the cardstock. Gently push down on the heart-shaped bubble wrap to make sure each bubble is leaving a print.
Remove the bubble wrap and rinse it. You can reuse it to make other cards.
Let the cards dry completely.
Write the word “love” (or any word you prefer) on a piece of cardstock.
Color the back of the cardstock, where the word is written, with pencil.
Cut out the word. Place the cut out on top of your bubble wrap heart card, wherever you want the word to appear.
Trace the word, applying quite a bit of pressure so that the pencil from the back prints onto the front of the card.
Use a black marker to trace over the pencil marks.
Tips for making DIY Bubble Wrap Heart Valentine’s Day Cards
When you’re cutting your bubble wrap hearts, you want to make them bigger than you actually want them. When you cut the edges, you’ll actually end up popping some of the bubbles, and those won’t really show when you make the print. So you won’t actually end up with a shape that looks like a heart.
Be really aware of any bubbles that are a little flattened. You’ll want to make sure you paint the concave portion of those bubbles.
After you push down on the bubble wrap on top of the cardstock, you can flip the card over and gently push on the bubble wrap through the backside of the card. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this tip if you’re making these with kids unless you put down a piece of scrap paper for the kids to paint over.
You can add multiple hearts of various sizes. Just wait for the first heart to dry before printing the second one.
You can freehand the word on the front of the card, but I felt a lot more comfortable writing it on a piece of cardstock first so I could tell exactly how it would look and decide if it would fit on the card before committing to it.
If you don’t love your handwriting, you could print the word out. Type the word into a word processing program, then change the font and size until you have something you like. Print it out, then follow the steps above.
DIY Bubble Wrap Heart Valentine’s Day Cards: Frequently Asked Questions
This is definitely a kid friendly craft.
If you’re making these DIY Bubble Wrap Heart Valentine’s Day Cards with kids, I would make sure to put down scrap paper before starting. This could really get messy quickly.
Have the kids cut the bubble wrap with safety scissors. Or, if your child is too young, you can cut the heart for them.
Let your kid paint the bubble wrap heart, but be sure to do that over scrap paper.
I experimented a lot with various sizes and shapes of hearts (like fatter or thinner hearts) to actually get bubble wrap hearts that would print an impression of a heart. That’s the frustrating part of this craft.
Despite it looking really easy, making sure the bubble wrap leaves shape that resembles a heart takes a lot of trial and error.
So, there’s an easier way to make these cards using a completely different method.
I’m going to run through it quickly, but if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments and I can answer them.
Cut the cardstock into four pieces, like the method above.
Then, cut a rectangular-shaped piece of bubble wrap that’s smaller than the cardstock rectangle. Paint the entire rectangular-shaped piece of bubble wrap. Press it onto a piece of the cardstock, push down on it to leave an impression, then remove it.
Let the paint dry completely, then cut the cardstock into a heart shape. Glue that heart shape onto another piece of cardstock.
You’ll get pretty much the same result without getting frustrated over the heart shape.
Purchase A Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Day Card Online:
If you like this card, but you’re not really in the mood to make it, you can purchase similar but different Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Day Cards online at the following links:
Remember to check a store’s cart minimum to qualify for free shipping before ordering. Also consider curbside or instore pickup, when available, to avoid shipping charges.
More Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards:
This isn’t the only handmade Valentine’s Day card we’ve posted. Be sure to check out our DIY You Have A Pizza My Heart Valentine’s Day Card as well. We made that one last year and actually have it hanging as Valentine’s Day décor this year.
We also have a post of DIY Valentine’s Day Cards For Kids, so be sure to check that out for more inspiration.
- White cardstock
- Bubble wrap
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Black marker
- Fold one piece of cardstock in half. Cut it down the center. Fold each half in half and cut them down the center.
- Cut a heart shape from the bubble wrap.
- With the bubble side up, paint the bubbles with a thick layer of acrylic paint.
- Flip the bubble wrap heart over and place it on top of the cardstock. Gently push down on the bubble wrap to make sure each bubble is leaving a print. Let the cards dry completely.
- Write the word "love" (or any word you prefer) on a piece of cardstock.
- Color the back of the cardstock, where the word is written, with pencil.
- Cut out the word. Place the cut out on top of your bubble wrap heart card, wherever you want the word to appear.
- Trace the word, applying quite a bit of pressure so that the pencil from the back prints onto the front of the card. Use a black marker to trace over the pencil marks.
Would you make these DIY Bubble Wrap Heart Valentine’s Day Cards? What word would you write across them? Let us know in the comments.