There’s so much excitement in our household over this year’s homemade valentine cards. The only thing my boys love more than baseball, is getting to chomp on Big League Chew bubble gum while playing baseball!! So, what could be better than combining all their favorite things into a valentine card to pass out to their classmates? The answer, my friends, is nothing (hahaha)… they are so proud of these valentines!
The idea for this project came to me a while back and I had a very specific vision in my head. I’m so thrilled to be teaming up with Big League Chew and Shyla Contreras of HobKnobin.com to make my idea come to life. In today’s post I’m giving step-by-step instructions on how to create these adorable baseball-themed valentines, along with the FREE printable I created. Let’s get started!
HOW TO MAKE BIG LEAGUE CHEW VALENTINES
(1) Big League Chew gum pouches come in a variety of flavors. We used Groundball Grape.
(2) Shyla makes the absolute cutest 4” long mini wood bats. They are high-quality, unfinished maple wood bats and are sold in a variety of quantities. Between my two boys, I needed 50 for both their classes.
(3) Card stock 8.5” x 11” (I used white)
(5) Single-hole punch
(6) Red & white twine
(7) FREE printable PDF: BIG LEAGUE CHEW VALENTINE
Print desired amount of “Valentine, You’re in a League of Your Own” cards. Either print them the size they are, or adjust the scale on the print menu. I adjusted it to 80% before printing. Cut out the cards (four per page).
For each valentine you’ll need one card, one gum pouch, one mini bat, and twine to tie it all together. I cut my twine into 18” pieces. PRO TIP: Keep the string on the longer side because it’s easier to work with. You can always cut off excess at the end.
Place card in desired spot on gum pouch, and punch a hole thru both pieces. Take your 18” long piece of twine and tie once. Then wrap the twine around the bat twice before tying a knot with a bow.
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Hope this idea provides you with some fun Valentine’s Day card inspiration. If you’re looking for even more homemade card ideas for kids, check out my ruler valentine post and this post which has three more cute ideas. Please comment below if you have any questions because I’d love to help you recreate this Big League Chew card for Valentine’s Day, or any other occasion. With a quick text altering, these would also be cute favors for a baseball-themed birthday party, or team party!
Thanks so much for reading and sharing this article! xoxo, JB