Neon ways to say “I love you”

Transform neon craft and hardware supplies into vivid valentines for your sweetheart. Here are three ways to create the perfect heartfelt message with minimum fuss, for maximum impact.

Produced by LMNOP Productions. Photo: Ian MacPherson.

Holey paper stock and neon pink brickies line was the inspiration for this handmade greeting. To create the heart, follow the pattern shown in the picture above, and instructions at Purl Bee on how to make a single cross stitch. (The holes in this paper are large enough for kids to make stitches without using a needle.) Once your heart design is complete, trim the sheet of paper to fit your card. Glue and set to dry.

Project materials: Holey paper stock and blank card, both from Eckersley’s; Bricklayer’s Line, Bunnings; Coccoino glue, Pulp Creative Paper

Origami Heart with Wings – designed by Fumiaki Shingu. Produced by LMNOP Productions. Photo: Ian MacPherson.

Need a valentine token in a hurry? In just under four minutes you can fold one of these darling origami hearts with wings. Heather Lynne Shida, (the queen of online origami tutorials) shows you how on her Daily Origami Youtube channel.

Project materials: Fluoro craft paper squares, Officeworks

Produced by LMNOP Productions. Photo: Ian MacPherson.

A heart punch and a bit of craft glue make quick work of assembling lots of Valentine’s Day cards. These fluoro beauties are a cinch for the kids to make, with little or no help. Dream up endless heart patterns, or simply follow our design. Use the same technique to decorate paper bags, tags and treat packages.

Project materials: Fluoro craft paper squares, Officeworks; Blank cards, Eckersley’s; Martha Stewart Heart craft punch,; Coccoino glue, Pulp Creative Paper

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