DIY Valentine’s Day Gift: Erasable “I Love You Because…” Framed Note

by Dagmar Bleasdale on January 13, 2014

"I love you because" picture, DagmarBleasdale.com

I made this “I Love You Because”… DIY Valentine’s Day gift for Don last year, but you can use it all year around, thanks to it being reusable — you can erase the note you wrote on the glass with a dry-erase pen over and over again.

This is definitely a cute gift for your boyfriend or husband, or you could decorate your home with it for Valentine’s Day. Every family member can also use it to leave little love notes to each other.

Making this is super easy and only took me minutes.

“I Love You Because…” Frame Supplies:

  • 1 page of scrapbook paper
  • 1 page of vellum
  • 1 dollar-store frame
  • 1 heart-shaped foam sticker (optional)
  • 1 dry erase marker
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

DIY I love you frame collage

“I Love You Because…” Frame Tutorial:

  • Put the glass on the page of paper you want as a background, trace around the glass with your pencil, and then cut it out.
  • Hand-write or type “I     you because” and add a few lines under it in a Word document. You could also just add the word “love” or find a clip art heart to add to the sentence. I used a foam sticker heart, or you could cut a heart out of craft paper.
  • Print out that page on the vellum page and put the glass on top of that page. Trace around it and cut out the vellum.
  • Add the heart-shaped sticker or craft paper to the vellum page to complete the sentence and put those two pages into the frame.
  • Write a short love note on the outside of the glass with the dry erase marker and wrap up the frame as a Valentine’s Day gift, or find a special spot for it in your home and encourage your family members to leave each other little love notes.

Have fun making this DIY Valentine’s Day gift. What will your first love note be?

Need some adorable Valentine’s Day decor? Find these cute cookie cutters and more on Swoozie’s!


Valentine Cookie Cutters

Interested in many more DIY Valentine’s Day ideas? Here you go!

Valentine's Day ideas from Pinterest, DagmarBleasdale.com

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamie February 5, 2016 at 8:26 PM

That is adorable!! What a fun idea for using as a family…pinning this one! :) Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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Dagmar Bleasdale February 5, 2016 at 10:20 PM

Hi Jamie, thanks for coming by!

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Cindys Recipes and Writings January 24, 2015 at 8:52 PM

Thanks for sharing your cute Valentine DIY with us at Foodie Friends Friday!

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Lou Lou Girls January 24, 2015 at 3:50 PM

You bring the cutest things to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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Leesha @ Living Contently January 24, 2015 at 12:25 PM

I love this idea! So fun and personal. Thanks for sharing!

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Dagmar Bleasdale January 24, 2015 at 7:21 PM

Thanks for coming by, Leesha!

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Shana Sutton January 21, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Love crafts that use vellum! Can’t wait to try this!!!

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Dagmar Bleasdale January 21, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Wonderful, it’s really easy!

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AS April 29, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Cute! I am cheaply redecorating our guest bathroom which is also my toddler’s bathroom in a way that will show it is hers without being loud and tacky for guests. This will look so good in there (like shower mirror notes!) and be a great way to leave her little messages throughout her life to brighten her morning. Doing this soon! Might do one for our bathroom too which I am decorating in more of a ‘love’ type scheme.

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Sarah January 14, 2014 at 5:31 PM

This is adorable and such a great craft. I am thinking I can use it for my little girl, too and change it up regularly.

Thanks so much for sharing this!

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Dagmar Bleasdale January 14, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Hi Sarah, that’s a great idea. When she can write, maybe she’ll leave you a message one day :)

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