Make Gift Certificates From Hand Drawn Hearts

make gift certificates from your own drawn hearts

Make gift certificates from your own hand drawn hearts! These are gift coupons of services to be done for another family member or loved one, given out for special occasions.

If you have not yet done my draw a heart tutorial, you may need to either complete it or review to make this one easier.

Once you get the hang of it, it's easy to make your own gift coupons! Kids love to give them out!

Let's get started . . .


Supplies Needed

  • Paper
  • Pencil (No. 2 soft lead or HB artist's pencil works well)
  • Eraser "kneaded erasers" are fun and are the very best erasers I know of. Everyone should have one!
  • Scissors
  • Decorative papers

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Draw The Heart

  • Fold the paper in half
  • Draw the heart as you did on the "Draw a Heart Tutorial" (if you need to review, click on the highlighted link above)
  • Draw a banner onto the right side of the heart
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Cut Out Heart and Banner

  • Cut out the heart and banner as one unit






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Cut Off The Banner

  • Cut off the banner on the left (illustrated by the letter A)





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Cut Out The Heart

  • Draw around the stencil on decorative paper
  • Cut out the heart and banner




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Almost finished . . .

Next, I made a decorative heart to add some additional interest.





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Draw The Heart on Decorative Paper

I decided to add a decorative heart on top (optional)

  • Use the stencil to draw a heart on decorative paper
  • Leave out the banner (only draw around the heart this time)

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Glue The Hearts Together

  • Place the decorative heart over the solid colored heart
  • Glue them together

This is just one way of many to decorate your heart banner. 


Write The Gift Message

To make gift certificates out of your heart-banners, write the gift that will be given by a family member to a loved one. Make a few to give as one present. 

When you make gift certificates, they are fun to give out for many different occasions (listed below). It's best to give out at least three together as one gift.

Kids especially love to make gift coupons and give them out as presents!

Messages For Making Handmade Gift Certificates . . . 

  • Mow the lawn
  • Do the dishes
  • Wash the car
  • Clean my room
  • Make dinner
  • Baby sitting
  • Take the kids for the afternoon
  • Fold and put away laundry
  • Give a hug (for little ones)
  • Draw a picture (for little ones)
  • Take a bath without complaining (for little ones)

The ideas below work especially well for Valentines Day or an Anniversay . . .

  • Dinner out
  • Back Rub
  • Foot rub
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Candlelight dinner

Creating art and crafts builds new neural pathways in your brain and is a great way to keep your noggin healthy. Keep creating for optimal brain health!

Love, 

~~~Samantha Mariah



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Did you see my creating playful hearts tutorial? These whimsical hearts are fun to make!


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