DIY Valentine’s Day Love Coupons

February 10, 2011Sarah Khandjian

Want to give your valentine a thoughtful, homemade gift? Or maybe you agreed that you wouldn’t spend anything this holiday? Here’s the perfect gift – love coupons! These little handmade giftcards give your valentine everything from a weekend away to a dinner and a movie. And the best part? They will love that you made it! Scroll down for step-by-step instructions.

Download the love coupons here!
Or Download the blank coupons so you can create your own love coupons.

1. You will need:  love coupons printed on cardstock, x-acto knife and straight edge (or scissors), gluestick or liquid glue, 8 A2 envelopes in any color, and about a yard of ribbon or string. Note: the coupons are a scalable PDF file, so if you don’t have A2 envelopes, adjust the size of the document in your print settings to accommodate the envelopes. If you print it at 100%, it will make 4 – 4.25″ x 5.5″ coupon cards. If you have any questions about this, just comment this post.

2. Once the coupons are printed, cut them out.

3. Glue the inside top flap of one envelope.

4. Place another envelope on top of the glued flap. Press firmly to adhere them together.

5. Repeat steps 3-4 until all the envelopes are glued together.

6. Once completed, you will have a chain on envelopes, similar to an accordion style book. Place the love coupons inside, fold like an accordion,  and tie with ribbon or string. For a cute finishing touch, add a little gift tag to the “package.” Happy Heart Day!

35 Comments

  • Dear Evie

    February 11, 2011 at 7:12 am

    These are absolutely adorable – I love them! Thank you. :D

    1. Sarah

      February 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks so much! I hope you enjoyed them!

  • Imelda

    March 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks!

  • Julia

    April 13, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    wow, that is adorable! i love the idea with the envelopes!

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  • Jjanga

    January 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

    My sweetie pie will love this for Valentines, I can’t wait to make them!

    xoxo, Jjanga
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  • Susie

    February 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Absolutely adorable! Love, love, love the chain of envelopes

  • kendell

    June 3, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial and freebie, it is really appreciated. Kindest regards

  • Samantha

    August 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Where did you find the envelopes? I love this idea but I can’t find red envelopes anywhere! :)

    1. Sarah

      August 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      @ Samantha, I got them from Paper Source! http://paper-source.com

      1. Elizabeth

        December 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm

        I want to use these coupons as a Christmas gift for my hubby. It said there were some blank coupons that you could fill in yourself, but when I download the file, I can’t find them. What am I doing wrong?

  • Kelsie

    December 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I love your idea! My boyfriend will love this! Thanks so much!:) x

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  • Nuth

    August 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Es realmente muy creativo y muy hermoso !!! Me encanto <3

  • joy

    January 30, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    These are super cute. Thank you for taking the time to share your talent! I appreciate being able to give my hubby something free and sweet.

  • Destiny

    January 31, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! Too cute! (:

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  • Alexa

    August 21, 2014 at 2:23 am

    The best. I absolutely love them!
    Thank you so much :)

  • Marina

    December 8, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Absolutely lovely . . . I will make for next year Valentine’s. Merci beaucoup!

  • dorian

    February 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    where can you buy the A2 envelopes

    1. Sarah

      February 9, 2016 at 8:37 am

      You can find them on Amazon.

  • Millicent Owen

    June 17, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    What a cute idea!! Thank you very much..

  • jess

    August 14, 2016 at 8:22 am

    hi, the coupons are a great idea, and i know to make the envelope line,you just stuck some already made envelopes together, but can you show us an easy way to make an envelope chain like that and show us how to make the envelopes.

    1. Nik

      May 30, 2020 at 6:52 pm

      I know this is an old comment, but in case you’re still interested or someone else reading this is, here goes!

      There’s a huge number of ways to make envelopes, both completely from scratch with only drafting tools and scissors (or more likely, a craft blade), plus glue to put them together, as well as using an enormous variety of stencils, punches, and other specialised tools designed to speed up and standardise the process. And that’s just for regular envelopes like you could get at the shops, because there’s also quite a lot of ways you can make envelopes using origami techniques, ie only folding.

      I mean, it’s waaaay beyond the scope of one blog post, or probably even a whole blog. You could write a book, and it’d probably be a brick, too ;-)

      I’ve made a lot of envelopes over the years, in many different sizes and shapes and out of many different types and weights of paper, and I’ve used probably all of the main available methods I mentioned above (from drafting my own to very specialised tools for making many envelopes in one go).. My best recommendation overall would be stencils. They offer the best balance between cost upfront, speed & ease of use (even for beginners), and bulk (some tools to make envelopes can be bulky; that’s not ideal, especially if you’re not interested in making a lot of envelopes). These are also available from many smaller-scale artisanal shops, such as on Etsy, so if supporting small business is important to you, that’s an option you can have with a stencil.

      Good luck!

  • Elieth

    August 20, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Thanks

  • Patrice

    April 1, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you for your instructions. I have wanted to make one of these since I saw one last October.

  • Nik

    May 30, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Good one! Thanks for the lovely clear photos. I’ve seen this before (maybe on here!) years ago, when I was looking to make a DIY accordion folder, but this wasn’t the style I was looking for at the time. But I remembered this technique because it’s perfect for what I want now, which is speed above all, and here it is!

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