We’re a pretty pun-loving family, so these Valentine’s Day puns gifts were perfect for my teens! It’s hard to find Valentine’s gifts for your kids, but these are sure to get a chuckle out of them!
When I was trying to think of what to put on these signs for my kids’ Valentine’s Day gifts, my mind immediately went to food. Apparently it’s our thing.
My son is obsessed with avocados. Avocados on socks, on his cell phone case, and in his food. He puts avocados on everything.
We should probably just move to California. The amount of money I spend on avocados in Pennsylvania is probably equal to a California mortgage payment.
My daughter, on the other hand, can inhale a donut like nobody’s business. I’m completely with her on this. Donuts are my weakness.
So a donut she shall get… on a sign! Actually, she’ll probably get a real donut too because it is a holiday after all!
Part of the reason I wanted to make these was a little selfish too, because I wanted to try the print and cut vinyl from Cricut. I’ve had this pack of vinyl for almost a year now, but hadn’t really given it much thought. Lately, I’ve been itching to see how it would work.
It didn’t disappoint! It seriously could not have been easier. That’s actually the thing I like the most about using my Cricut- everything is just so intuitive and always works out. I literally haven’t had one fail on this machine yet!
Supplies to Make Valentine’s Day Funny Signs
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Print and Cut Vinyl
- 2 wood rounds
- Cricut weeding tool
- Cricut transfer tape
- Image Cut Files
- Lettering Cut Files
*If you are new to using a Cricut or just need a refresher, be sure to check out my Cricut 101 post for tips on how to get started!
I grabbed the avocado and donut from the images section of Design Space. Sized them for the signs I had and then just clicked on “send to printer”. Once they printed out (I’m talking in seconds here), I loaded them on the Cricut mat, clicked “continue” and then the Cricut did the work of cutting out the specific shapes.
That’s it! And since it’s vinyl, you just peel it off and stick it wherever you want it!
I used some of the pre-loaded fonts in Design Space for my lettering. Then I used Cricut vinyl to cut the letters out. My favorite weeding tool and then some transfer tape and my signs were complete!
I think I’m actually going to hang these on their bedroom doors on February 1st to start off the month. Last year, every night after they went to bed, I put a new construction paper heart on their bedroom door with another thing I loved about them.
Things like “I love that you always ask me how my day was” and “I love what a kind friend you are”. They both got such a kick out of it (I think even more than their Advent calendars). I even caught my son taking a picture of his door and posting it on Instagram with the sweetest caption.
I plan on doing that again this year, and I think these signs will be the perfect way to finish off their Valentine’s doors!
And because the possibilities with the Cricut are endless, I joined forces with some other friends to share even more Valentine’s Day projects you can make with your Cricut!
Just click on each image below to be taken to the specific tutorial for that project!
Refresh Restyle | Weekend Craft | Create and Babble
Happy Go Lucky | A Turtle’s Life for Me | Daily DIY Life
Happily Ever After, etc | Cookies Coffee and Crafts | The Kim Six Fix
See Lindsay | Dragonfly & Lily Pads | PS I Love You Crafts
Our Crafty Mom | Doodle Craft Blog | Real Girls Realm
Upright and Caffeinated | Evey’s Creations