DIY Wild About You Valentine

Let’s face it: Valentine’s Day sometimes gets a bad wrap for being a holiday invented by candy corporations. And while there’s probably some truth to that, it’s also a nice excuse to make your loved ones feel special for a day. In my opinion, the best way to avoid falling into the “Hallmark holiday” trap is to craft your own card. So as Team LC’s resident crafter, today I’m sharing an easy and adorable DIY Valentine.

DIY Wild About You Valentine

This ‘Wild About You’ Valentine is simple to make, but has a lot more meaning than a generic, store-bought card. Plus, the painted animal is a sweet token of affection that would look cute on a mantle or bookshelf long past February 14th. Without further ado, here’s how to make your own ‘Wild About You’ Valentine…

Here’s what you will need:

  • plastic ‘wild’ animals
  • gold paint
  • twine/ribbon
  • gift tag


  1. Paint your plastic animal and let dry completely.
  2. Write ‘I’m wild about you’ on your gift tag and decorate however else you see fit. I chose to use a Valentine’s Day stamp on the back.
  3. Tie the gift tag on using twine, and give this Valentine to someone special.

DIY Wild About You Valentine

There you have it!

Isn’t this an adorable idea?

You can also check out my DIY XO door hanger and DIY heart card from last year.

xo Ilana
Team LC

Photos: Ilana Saul for