Peanut Valentines

DIY Peanut Valentines

Did you ever make peanut people as a kid? I used to make them every summer that we went camping, since there always seems to be shelled peanuts around. Now, I’ve updated them a little bit: using coated wire instead of plain twist-ties and painting the shells in fun colors.

DIY Peanut Valentines DIY Peanut Valentines

These little guys are so fun to make, and they work perfectly for these punny Valentine’s Day cards – glue the peanut people into heart-shaped boxes, attach a note that reads “I’m nuts for you!” and you’ve got an adorable Valentine to give away. Happy Valentine’s Day!!

(Note: because of peanut allergies, these Valentines are best given to close family and friends whom you know do not have nut allergies.)

What You Need

DIY Peanut Valentines
  • Peanut shells
  • Heart-shaped boxes
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Coated wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black markers
  • Card stock and string (optional)

How-To

DIY Peanut Valentines

Step 1
Split the peanut shells in half as neatly as possible, keeping matching pieces together. Paint the shells in bright colors and let dry.

DIY Peanut Valentines

Step 2
Paint the outsides of the heart boxes in shades of pink. Let dry.

DIY Peanut Valentines

Step 3
Paint the insides of the heart boxes white and let dry.

DIY Peanut Valentines

Step 4
Draw faces onto the painted peanut shells.

DIY Peanut Valentines

Step 5
Cut pieces of wire about 3” long and hot glue into one half of each peanut. Then, hot glue both halves back together.

DIY Peanut Valentines

Step 6
Form the arms and legs into fun positions and hot glue a peanut into each lid and box.

DIY Peanut Valentines

Step 7
Close the box and write on the lid or attach a tag that says “Valentine, I’m nuts for you!”

DIY Peanut Valentines DIY Peanut Valentines

Happy crafting!

  • Cheyanne

    Soooo…. this is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time! I am away valentines day weekend so I am super tempted to google a whole bunch of nut-puns and leave these little guys all over my apartment for my boyfriend to find! This craft is just so clever!

    http://www.CheyanneFulton.com

  • Florence First

    Wow! They are super cute! I wonder, how did you come up with such a simple and lovely idea to make peanut guys:)? I should also try! My colleagues from http://one-day-assignment.com will be love such a present for Valentine’s Day! I am sure that we will have a lot of fun!