DIY :: My Brass Valentine

brass metal multimedia valentine card diy keepsake valentine's day

On the agenda for the next few days: craft like a mad woman with hopes of sending cards out in time for delivery by the 14th. But this year I wanted the Valentines to be special… so I’m thinking that my friends and family might be pleasantly surprised to open an envelope and find a handmade metal card (paper is so last year), with an embossed message. Don’t be intimidated! This was actually super easy to make, and I love the thought of a little brass card living in the folds of a wallet as a keepsake, and a daily reminder of a shared love (of course, you’ll want to be mindful of it going through airport security!) Keep reading for the instructions, and I’d love to know what Valentine’s you’re all creating this year.

brass metal multimedia valentine card diy keepsake valentine's day

brass metal multimedia valentine card diy keepsake valentine's day

brass metal multimedia valentine card diy keepsake valentine's day

  1. Using tin snips, cut a 2 x 3.5-inch rectangle out of the brass sheet.
  2. Hammer letter stamps into brass card to write out Valentine’s message.
  3. Punch holes around perimeter of card by hammering nails through the brass.
  4. Weave red and white kitchen twine through holes, and tie in a secure knot in back of card.
  5. Stuff in business card-size glassine envelope, and secure with fun sticker.

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19 Responses to “DIY :: My Brass Valentine”

  1. Rachel

    I actually have some scrap pieces of brass in my room (as you do) so I’m all over this cute DIY!

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  2. clairezinnecker

    LOVE THIS. I fall for anything brass and this is such a unique idea! Great job, Chanel.

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  3. mes bijoux

    So cute and so easy! The worst thing is where I can fond the alphabet :-( becuase I don’t think it would be easy to find it at Barcelona…
    kisses!

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  4. Kirbi Knop

    So creative! Love this idea! How were the holes on the back of the card…were they sharp or anything, or does the twine cover up any rough edges nicely?

    Thanks for sharing!

    Kirbi

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    • Chanel Dror

      They’re totally fine! Not sharp at all, and the twine covers the edges of them entirely :)

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  5. liz

    Great idea! Where can I find the brass sheets?

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    • Chanel Dror

      Thanks, Liz! We got ours at a local hardware store. Home Depot or Lowe’s should have some!

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  6. Mariana

    Simple and so beautiful!! Love it!

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  7. Bettina

    Wow, now this is an original and from the heart valentine! Totally have to pin this and could totally be used for other occasions!

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  8. GawgusThings

    This really is gorgeous, I’m going to be up all night doing all these DIY’s if I’m not careful!!

    Emma x

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  9. Varda

    Love it!!! Can’t wait to get mine…..

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