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Easy Valentines Crafts – Watercolor Heart Cards

Written by: | Published: February 03, 2022 | Updated: February 03, 2023

Make your own art-inspired cards in no time with these Easy Watercolor Heart Cards. You don’t have to know how to paint with watercolors and you can make this project in about 15 minutes!

Quick and Easy Watercolor heart art
Quick and Easy Watercolor heart art

Watercolor Heart Cards

This is a kid-friendly project, so gather the family and get all artsy together. These cute watercolor valentines also make great handmade classroom Valentines your kids can make themselves and then give to their friends and classmates.


  • Coffee filters
  • Water-based markers (washable are best)
  • Scissors
  • Blank cards
  • Glue

Shortcut! Look below for a download to get a printable version of my own watercolor hearts.

Make watercolor art with markers and a coffee filter
Make watercolor art with markers and a coffee filter


  1. Color the coffee filters with the markers. Make sure to color on a covered/protected surface, as the markers may bleed through.
  2. Once you’ve finished coloring the coffee filter, gently wet the coffee filter – making sure not to overwet. The water will make the color bleed. Shake off any excess water. The color will drip so be prepared with a paper plate or something else to set the coffee filter on to dry.
  3. Fold the dry coffee filter in half, then in half again, repeat 2 more times until you end up with the pie shape shown below.
  4. Cut out half a heart along the paper fold.

Recommended Reading: Step-by-step Watercolor Coffee Filter Tutorial

make watercolor art with a coffee filter
make watercolor heart cut outs with a coffee filter

If you don’t want to paint your own watercolor design, I’ve created a printable version of my hearts you can use to download, print and craft.

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Watercolor Hearts and Rainbow Background

Watercolor Hearts and Rainbow Background

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How to use DIY watercolor hearts

Use the cut-out heart to make your handmade crafts. Here are some ideas for ways you can add these pretty little hearts to your Valentine’s Day festivities.

  • Make a pretty garland to decorate.
  • Attach hearts to a card for a cute handmade Valentine’s card.
  • Decorate place cards.
  • Use these hearts as bit confetti or table scatter.
  • Decopague the hearts to a candle holder.
  • Create a pretty bookmark with watercolor hearts.
Make pretty heart art in under 15 minutes
Make pretty heart art in under 15 minutes

More DIY Watercolor Papers

For more tips on coloring coffee filters, check out my coffee filter watercolor art tutorial. You can also make a coffee filter watercolor flower with this same color technique!

Quick and Easy Watercolor heart art
Quick and Easy Watercolor heart art

I teamed up with Angie from The Country Chic Cottage and Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts to share all kinds of fun, quick and easy Valentine’s projects you can make yourself. We shared how-to instructions for a variety of projects YOU can make for Valentine’s Day. Pick your favorites and enjoy all the craft fun.

Quick and Easy Valentine's Crafts
Quick and Easy Valentine’s Crafts

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3 thoughts on “Easy Valentines Crafts – Watercolor Heart Cards”

  1. Hi;
    I came across your site by accident…. it is definitely a “HAPPY ACCIDENT“ because I can use so many of your projects & ideas with my grandkids…. I am soooo looking forward to making the Valentines (hearts) out of coffee filters. ({so cool!})
    I would also like you to know that the directions, or instructions you give are Spot on, and makes it so easy to follow. [{I plan to share this site with the Parent Teacher Association, as individual Parents/people, it’s about 1250}]

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