"You Rule" Ruler Valentines
February 8, 2014
GiftsValentine's DayKids DIY
Sometimes, it's the simplest ideas that leave the longest lasting impression. And how freaking adorable are these "You Rule" Ruler Valentine Cards! We just dusted the rulers with a bit of pink watercolor and transformed a boring school must-have into something so sweet.
Materials$9.20 Wooden rulers
$3.97 Red & white acrylic paint
$0.77 Foam brush 
$2.99 Baker’s twine
$4.93 White cardstock
Hole punch
“You Rule” tags

Cost for 20 valentines (not including tools): $21.86
Cost per valentine: $1.09

step-1Download the “You Rule” tags and print onto white cardstock. Cut out along the gray lines and punch a hole in each tag.

step-2Place ⅓ of the rulers on a sheet of paper towel. Mix a little red and white paint in cup with a little bit of water until you get a nice thin pink shade. Use the foam brush to paint a thin layer of pink on the rulers. Let dry 30 minutes.

step-3Flip the rulers over and paint the back and sides pink. Let dry 30 minutes.

step-4Repeat steps 2-3 to paint the remaining rulers a thin shade of red and white.

step-5Wrap several rounds of baker’s twine around one end of the ruler and tie on a “You Rule” tag.