Forget the Hallmark Valentine’s Day cards this year. Instead, send your special someone a very special homemade Valentine’s Day card. These sugar cookie postcards are pretty simple to make and will WOW the recipient. (You can also make them a piece of cake postcard for their birthday.) Now let’s get to it.
Homemade Valentine’s Day Card
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What You Will Need for Sugar Cookie Postcard
- 1 bag Crayola Magic modeling clay in bisque*
- 5-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter
- Rolling Pin
- Modge Podge
- Paint Brush
- White Caulk
- Fake Candy Toppings
- Spray Glue
- Decorative Paper and thin cardboard
*I had trouble finding bisque so another option is to buy white modeling clay and then add a few drops of brown acrylic paint to make the correct color for the Valentine’s Day sugar cookie postcard.
How to Make Homemade Valentine’s Day Card
1.) Roll out your modeling clay to about 1/4 of an inch thick.
2.) Cut out your cookies. I got about two out of each modeling clay package plus two mini ones. (I had a smaller heart cookie cutter.)
3.) Allow your cookies to dry on parchment paper for several days. Mine took about 5 days to dry. But because it’s a certain type of clay it will never completely harden. Consider this the baking stage. 😉
4.) Coat one side of each cookie with Modge Podge and allow to dry.
5.) Coat the other side of the cookie and allow to dry.
6.) “Frost” the cookies with the caulk and spread them on the cookie with a plastic knife. Be generous. Who doesn’t love frosting?
7.) Decorate with your “toppings” and gently push them in so they stick well. Allow them to dry.
8.) Once the frosting has dried, paint the top of the cookie with Modge Podge to seal your cookie.
9.) Spray glue the decorative paper on a piece of thin cardboard.
10.) Trace the cookie or cookie cutter on the cardboard and use scissors or an X-Acto knife to cut it out.
11.) Spray glue the cardboard to the back of the cookie with the decorative paper side facing out.
12.) Address your cookies and then head to the Post Office to mail! They’ll cost around $3 to send. If you’re nervous about mailing the cookie buy an envelope to stick it in! It’ll be just as cute.
UPDATE: I just bought these magnets and am going to superglue them to the back of the cookie hearts. This way, they can be enjoyed all year long!