The Perfect Last-Minute Valentine


Looking for the perfect last minute Valentine? This DIY is simple, gender-neutral, and has just the right touch of copper. Make a few of these for your friends, roommates, or significant other this Valentine’s Day.


  • Birch plywood
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife
  • cutting mat
  • mechanical pencil
  • 1 inch foam brush
  • Liquid gold leaf, in copper
  • Sharpie pen


Step one: Using an X-acto knife cut birch plywood into 4×6 rectangles.

Step two: Using a foam brush add lettering to the plywood. To have lettering that ran off the edge I used newsprint under the piece of plywood. Using the same brush I tapped it against the edge of my hand to add some beautiful perfectly placed splatter.

Step three: Let the front dry. Meanwhile draft a thoughtful little note of love to someone. Using sharpie pen, add a perfect note to the back. Feel free to style it like a vintage postcard or write out a long letter of sweet notions if you like.

Step four: Send to someone you love!

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