Easy Valentines Crafts - Watercolor Heart Cards (2024)

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Written by: Jen Goode | Published: February 03, 2022 | Updated:February 03, 2023

Make your own art-inspired cards in no time with these Easy Watercolor Heart Cards. You don’t have to know how to paint with watercolors and you can make this project in about 15 minutes!

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Watercolor Heart Cards

This is a kid-friendly project, so gather the family and get all artsy together. These cute watercolor valentines also make great handmade classroom Valentines your kids can make themselves and then give to their friends and classmates.

Materials:

  • Coffee filters
  • Water-based markers (washable are best)
  • Scissors
  • Blank cards
  • Glue

Shortcut! Look below for a download to get a printable version of my own watercolor hearts.

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Instructions:

  1. Color the coffee filters with the markers.Make sure to color on a covered/protected surface, as the markers may bleed through.
  2. Once you’ve finished coloring the coffee filter,gently wet the coffee filter – making sure not to overwet. The water will make the color bleed. Shake off any excess water. The color will drip so be prepared with a paper plate or something else to set the coffee filter on to dry.
  3. Fold the dry coffee filter in half, then in half again, repeat 2 more times until you end up with the pie shape shown below.
  4. Cut out half a heart along the paper fold.

Recommended Reading: Step-by-step Watercolor Coffee Filter Tutorial

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If you don’t want to paint your own watercolor design, I’ve created a printable version of my hearts you can use to download, print and craft.

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Watercolor Hearts and Rainbow Background

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How to use DIY watercolor hearts

Use the cut-out heart to make your handmade crafts. Here are some ideas for ways you can add these pretty little hearts to your Valentine’s Day festivities.

  • Make a pretty garland to decorate.
  • Attach hearts to a card for a cute handmade Valentine’s card.
  • Decorate place cards.
  • Use these hearts as bit confetti or table scatter.
  • Decopague the hearts to a candle holder.
  • Create a pretty bookmark with watercolor hearts.
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More DIY Watercolor Papers

For more tips on coloring coffee filters, check out my coffee filter watercolor arttutorial. You can also make a coffee filter watercolor flower with this same color technique!

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I teamed up with Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts to share all kinds of fun, quick and easy Valentine’s projects you can make yourself. We shared how-to instructions for a variety of projects YOU can make for Valentine’s Day. Pick your favorites and enjoy all the craft fun.

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Jen is Passionate about Creativity. She is the owner and "doodle in charge" of JGoode Designs, a Denver based design studio. She is an illustrator, mixed media artist and creative lifestyle blogger. Jen has been a creative professional since 1998 but says she's been an artist since she was old enough to eat glue.

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3 thoughts on “Easy Valentines Crafts – Watercolor Heart Cards”

  1. Hi;
    I came across your site by accident…. it is definitely a “HAPPY ACCIDENT“ because I can use so many of your projects & ideas with my grandkids…. I am soooo looking forward to making the Valentines (hearts) out of coffee filters. ({so cool!})
    I would also like you to know that the directions, or instructions you give are Spot on, and makes it so easy to follow. [{I plan to share this site with the Parent Teacher Association, as individual Parents/people, it’s about 1250}]

    • Thank you so much for the note!

  2. So fun my friend

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As an expert and enthusiast, I can provide information on various topics, including the concepts mentioned in this article. Here's a breakdown of the concepts used in the article:

Easy Watercolor Heart Cards

  • The article provides instructions on how to make Easy Watercolor Heart Cards.
  • These cards can be made without needing to know how to paint with watercolors.
  • The project can be completed in about 15 minutes.
  • It is described as a kid-friendly project that can be done with the family.
  • The cards can be used as handmade Valentine's cards or classroom Valentines.
  • The materials needed for this project include coffee filters, water-based markers, scissors, blank cards, and glue.

Instructions for Making Watercolor Heart Cards

  • Color the coffee filters with the markers on a covered/protected surface.
  • Gently wet the coffee filter, being careful not to overwet it, as the water will make the color bleed.
  • Shake off any excess water and let the coffee filter dry.
  • Fold the dry coffee filter in half, then in half again, repeating this process two more times to create a pie shape.
  • Cut out half a heart along the paper fold.

Printable Version of Watercolor Hearts

  • The article mentions that a printable version of watercolor hearts is available for download.
  • These printable hearts can be used for crafting.

Ideas for Using Watercolor Hearts

  • The article suggests various ways to use the watercolor hearts:
    • Make a pretty garland to decorate.
    • Attach hearts to a card for a cute handmade Valentine's card.
    • Decorate place cards.
    • Use the hearts as confetti or table scatter.
    • Decoupage the hearts to a candle holder.
    • Create a pretty bookmark with watercolor hearts.

These are the main concepts covered in the article. If you have any specific questions or need further information on any of these topics, feel free to ask!

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