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Valentines Day Ideas

Dinosaur Pushpin Valentine

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Happy February! With Valentine’s Day coming up I wanted to share an easy, fun, giftable card.
Here are the directions for making the gold dinosaur pushpin card and the download link for the two card formats is below.

Supplies Needed:

Gold spray paint

Cardboard

Ruler

Pen

Scissors

Double sided tape or a glue stick

Thumbtacks

E6000 glue

Dinosaurs (I got mine from Dollar Tree)

Dinosaur themed Valentine Card printable Click here to download

Step 1: Spray the dinosaurs gold

Do this outside or in a well-ventilated garage/basement. Coat one side at a time, wait 1 minute and flip them to coat the second side. Let them dry for 1-2 hours before the next step.

Step 2: Glue on the thumbtacks

Using E6000 glue (hot glue doesn’t work very well!) dab a bit of glue on the back of a tack and stick it on a flatter portion of the dino. Make sure you will be able to push the pushpin into a board or the card. Let dry for at minimum 6 hours, better if you can wait 12+!

Step 3: Measure and cut the cardboard

Find a piece of flat cardboard and cut a 7.5” by 7.5” square. Save the scraps for another step.

Step 4: Print and adhere the card

Print one (or both!) of the cute dino cards. Then cut it out and use double-sided tape or a glue stick to adhere it to your cardboard square.

Step 5: Add the dinosaurs and secure them

Poke the dinosaurs through the card where you would like them to be displayed. Turn the card around and tape an extra scrap of cardboard over the pin to keep the dino in place and not poking out.

Step 6: Write the card and gift away!

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