Want to heart attack friends, family or girls in your church’s youth group? With this file & my tried and true tricks – you can pull off a mass Valentine heart attacking and watch a Hallmark movie in the process.

Valentine Heart Attacking Tips & Tricks from Prickly Pear Design Co.

Valentine’s Day is a great time to spread the love – to your primary class, your friends, family, or even your youth group. It doesn’t have to be all romantic or be only for those that “have a special someone” – I’m a strong supporter that it’s just about telling the people you care about, that they rock!

So what better way to show them you care than with a Valentine heart attacking surprise!

Supplies you’ll need to gather for your valentine heart attacking

Here’s what you’ll need to pull together – be sure you make a list of all the people you’re planning on including so that you can adjust the amounts of each item accordingly.

  • download the zip file below – there’s a colored file and a black and white file that you can print on colored printer
  • access to your home printer (this helps keep the cost down!)
  • colored paper pack (I bought mine from Walmart), you’ll want to open the pack and make sure you have a variety of colors when you start printing
  • scissors
  • painter’s tape
  • wax paper
  • Hallmark movie (totally optional, but a great multi-tasking option while you’re cutting the hearts)

tips for prepping your valentine heart attacking

I know what you’re thinking – “you can’t be serious? We’re going to heart attack my entire Primary class, or all the girls in our church youth group?”

But I am serious. It’s easier than you might think. And the best part, you can justify an hour or two to sit on the couch, watch a Hallmark movie, and cut out the hearts.

First things first. We’re not going to cover their entire house, or even their whole porch. Instead, we’re going to concentrate just on their door. It makes it much more manageable. You’ll only need 20- 35 hearts to make this happen.

Second, we’re going to batch tasks. This is where watching the Hallmark movie comes in. Do all your printing and then set aside the time to sit and cut the hearts- break it up into sections or divide it among leaders.

When I cut the hearts out, I’m far from perfect. I don’t cut right on the lines, because that shows mistakes. Instead, I cut around the lines, but follow the curves and it’s much easier to just get into a rhythm.

Then, we tape and stick so that we don’t have to spend more than a few minutes on each doorstep. Please, please use painter’s tape when you’re sticking hearts to doors – that way you are eliminating the risk of damaging the paint.

Valentine Heart Attacking Tips & Tricks from Prickly Pear Design Co.

Once I had all my hearts cut out, I started making tape balls and sticking them to the hearts. Then I placed the hearts on wax paper in rows. Leave a little space between the 25-30ish hearts – this way it’s a visual cue that you’ve used the amount needed for the door and it’s time to move to the next one.

After you’ve stuck all the hearts to the wax paper, you’ll gently roll the paper back up on the roll OR if you’re like me, you’ll just trim between the groups and then lay them in the back of your car.

Be sure that you take the painter’s tape with you – you never know when one of the hearts will decide they don’t want to cooperate.

Download the zip file for the Valentine Heart Attacking templates here:


Heart Attacking 


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