If you're like me and didn't plan ahead for Valentine's Day, this string valentine is perfect. It was inspired by an excerpt from a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning...except my valentine is more "why I love thee" rather than "how." :)
Try it for anyone still on your valentine list (mine's for Joe)! It won't take long - maybe an hour.
I used simple crafting supplies from around the house -- kraft paper, white card stock, assorted tags, markers, scissors, mini clothespins, assorted string/yarn, white electrical and gold duct tape, and a favorite new book - this Rifle Paper Co sticker + label book from Anthropologie. Anything similar to these supplies would work. The beauty of the string valentine is variety.
Once you have a table full of beautiful supplies, it's time to get creative. Using various shapes and sizes of paper and tags (if you have them), write down all the reasons you love your valentine (I'm sure you will run out of supplies, like I did) ;) The reasons can be romantic, funny, sarcastic, an inside joke, whatever you want! Then decorate with stickers, ribbon, etc.
Early tomorrow morning, before your valentine wakes up, tape a piece of string to a wall/the fridge/anywhere they'll see, and attach your reasons with clothespins (or mini binder clips). Be creative! Then just wait for them to be surprised by your string of valentines. (Next year I want to to a jumbo version of this string - how fun would that be?!)