What you'll need:
- A 100 piece puzzle – find one Goodwill for less than 99 cents!
- White, Red, and Pink Paint
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Thread or Twine
- A piece of white paper
You will need both the box lid and bottom to create your cardboard frame. Hold them together as you cut out a heart-shaped frame. When you're done, you should have two matching cardboard frames. You want the frame to measure about 5" x 5". Next, paint 25 puzzle pieces red, 25 white, and 25 pink. Once all the pieces are fully dry, you can begin hot gluing each one to the heart-shaped frame. Stagger each piece on the frame and try to keep colors separate from each other.
Once all pieces are glued and dried, turn the decorated frame over and glue the twin frame on the back. Lastly, create a paper ribbon by cutting out a 1-inch thick rectangle with a length that's a little bit bigger than the width of your heart frame. Fold each end of the paper and cut out a triangle at each end to create that ribbon look. In red marker, write your love note on the ribbon and glue both ends to each side of the heart frame. And ta' da! You have a cute handmade valentine's gift!