February is right around the corner, which means Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it! I’ve shared several, fun V-Day printables with you over the years, and 2022 will be no different! I’m so excited to share my latest freebie with you! Say hello to free printable valentines featuring watercolor fruits and cutesy fruit puns!
Free Printable Valentines
I’ve been working on these free valentines for weeks now. It took me a while to decide the theme and then once I had that, I had to decide how I wanted to execute it.
I LOVE the watercolor drawings featured on my 2022 printable calendar, so I decided to go with a similar aesthetic for this year’s printable valentines. And I’m sucker for a good pun, so of course, I had use a fruity pun on each valentine.
Other Free Valentine Options
If fruity puns aren’t your preference, I have two other printable valentine options for you to choose from!
Last year, I created these adorable colored-pencil pups! Love labs? All about the Corgis? This set of valentines might be the perfect one for you! Warning: puns are included.
My first set of printable valentines include two designs. Three of the valentines are bee themed and the other two feature conversation hearts! Puns are included on some but not all of these printable cuties.
How to DIY Printable Valentines
Alright, now that you’ve selected your fave printable valentine sheet (or sheets if you want to print more than one design), it’s time to get to work!
The first thing you need to do is decide how (or where) you’re going to print your valentines. If you’ve read some of my other recent printable blog posts, then you’ll know that I’ve been loving FedEx Office. They are my go-to for all my printing needs! If you want more info on how I like to print at FedEx office, learn more here.
You’re other option is to print at home, which is super easy and convenient. I recommend printing all your valentines on white card stock. Whatever kind of card stock you have, will work great! No need to buy anything fancy unless you want to!
After printing your valentines, it’s time to cut them out! I like to use a paper trimmer, but scissors will also work really well!
I’ve had this Fiskars paper trimmer for years now. It’s my absolute favorite. I’ve tried other paper trimmers over the years, and they just don’t compare. This trimmer has a thin wire that runs down the middle of the plastic blade guide. That wire shows you exactly where the blade is going to cut. Talk about helpful!
If you want to get your kiddo involved in this DIY or don’t have a trimmer, scissors will also do the job!
Scoring & Folding
One of the paper trimmers I tried and didn’t love is this one from We R Memory Keepers. The only thing I didn’t love is that it doesn’t have the wire like the Fiskars one, so it’s hard to see where you’re actually cutting. You know what it does have that the Fiskars cutter doesn’t though? Scoring capabilities! Not at all a necessary tool but one that’s nice to have.
I lined each valentine up at the 0″ mark to see how long they were. The art for each valentine (the dashes and everything inside) is 4″x2″ but the valentines end up a little larger if you cut on the outside of the dashed line like I did. Once determining the length of each valentine, I divided by two and that’s where I scored them.
Once all the valentines are scored, just fold in half.
If you don’t have a scoring tool, no worries at all! Just fold in half like normal.
After you fold but before you seal, it’s time to add names and “address your valentines!
For mine, I used these fun markers from Staedtler. They’re called highlighters, but I wouldn’t consider them that. They’re just pastel markers!
Once your valentines are folded, it’s time to seal them up!
I pulled a couple rolls of fruit washi from my collection to use on my valentines, but you could use any kind of washi tape or even cute heart stickers to close your valentines.
If you’re looking for some adorable fruit washi, check out this role featuring a guinea pig (yes, a guinea pig) and strawberries or this guinea pig one with mixed fruit. If guinea pigs aren’t your thing, here are some other fruit washi tape options.
If you’d rather go the heart sticker route, here’s a jumbo roll of 1/2″ stickers.
Now, it’s time to add your favorite candy! I went with Dove milk chocolate hearts this year. I think fruity lollipops would also be a cute option!
I used an extra long piece of washi to tape a piece of candy on the backside of each valentine.
Once you’ve added your candy, you’re ready to pass these cuties out!
Just like with all my other freebies, these free printable valentines are for personal use only. You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim this work as your own.
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You can download the watercolor fruit printable valentines below:
I hope you enjoy these free printable valentines and have a berry sweet Valentine’s Day!
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