Love-Filled Journals for Valentine’s Day


With Valentine’s Day coming up, you are scrambling to help your kids get their Valentines made for the friends, their teachers, and their BFFs.

This project is a great one because the technique can be applied to many different surfaces—blank notebook covers, canvases, or plain greeting cards. And the more you play with the heart-shaped stickers—layering and cutting—the more dynamic your design will be.

To create a very symmetrical pattern like the one featured above (left), first draw a pencil grid using a ruler. Use that grid to arrange your stickers. Once you are finished placing your hearts, erase all of the lines that are exposed.

valentine craft kids notebook

Or you can play with creating pictures using the heart shape as a building block. This flower pattern here and the fish pictured above don’t require a grid…just a little imagination.

You can choose from a huge selection of heart stickers at, and for all different sized blank journals, visit

PS…if your kids are planning to join me at the Curious Jane Valentine Craft Workshop on February 7th or 8th, this is a project that they will get to do!

January 27, 2015| Everyday Crafts, Gifts, Holidays, Valentine's Day