DIY Mini Watercolor Valentines

Hello, and Happy (early) Valentine's Day! Even though I generally despise this holiday, it's still fun to celebrate special people in your life, even if it's just with a tiny little love note. This year, I decided to play around with my new watercolor paint and paper set and make some cute little conversation heart inspired Valentines for my co-workers. Read below to see how you can make them, too! 

What You'll Need:

1. Watercolor paints

2. Watercolor paper

3. Small paintbrush

4. Scissors

5. Cup of water

6. Black pen or fine point permanent marker 

7. (Optional) Hairdryer 

Easy Peasy Steps:

1. Cut watercolor paper into small, foldable squares. Mine averaged around 4 inches wide (before folding) and 2 and a half inches tall, but they can be any size you want! 

2. Wet your paint brush, select a paint color, and begin painting the outline of your heart. You want to make sure the heart is big enough so that you can fit a few short words or phrases on them. Once my basic heart outline was complete, I lightly filled in the rest of it while making sure that the edges remained a big darker for a more shaded effect. 

3. Let paint dry, which shouldn't take long (around 2-3 minutes, max). If you're in a hurry, you can use a hair dryer to speed up the process. 

4. Decorate your conversation heart! I love how corny the sayings are on actual conversation heart candies, so I had a lot of fun coming up with my own. Some of my favorites were BAE, #WCW, #MCM, DM ME, RT ME, and my number one favorite, UR ON FLEEK. (I'm obviously very hip on the cool lingo all the kids are using these days, y'all.)

5. Write a sweet little message on the inside of your card. Mine simply say "Happy Valentine's Day! Love, Jessica", but you can write a lot more if your cards are bigger.

6. The end! These are seriously super easy to make, but I think they're so cute! You could also take a single hole punch and some ribbon to use these little guys as gift tags on a big delicious candy bar or something, the options are limitless. 

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed my very first DIY post! How will you be spending Valentine's Day this Friday?