Have some fun this year by creating your very own DIY scratch-off lottery tickets! They will be perfect to share with friends. Not only are they incredibly easy to make at home but they also provide an element of surprise.

My son took these “Lottery Tickets” to school.  They were fun to make.

scratch off valentine card

Grab a few simple supplies and get ready to make cute lotto scratch-off tickets for Valentine’s day.

Lottery Scratch Off Ticket Supplies

How to Make Scratch Off Cards

I printed the tickets on card stock,  cut them out, and then covered them with clear laminate (contact paper).


I  made a little heart stencil out of sticky backed shelf liner (this is just slightly sticky). Place it over the scratch-off area.


Paint the inside of the stencil with acrylic paint. Many tutorials add a drop of dish soap to the paint, however, I had no trouble scratching off the dried paint to reveal the message.


It takes about two coats.  It worked better if I removed the stencil while the paint was slightly wet.  If some of the paint comes off it can be touched up later.  When I had problems with the words showing through I just went in with a small paintbrush and gave the words another coat.


Trim edges and cut the tickets apart.


My son gave everyone a penny along with his Valentine to scratch off the message.


Before you roll your eyes and think these were way too much work—–please note that my son is in 6th grade. We have hit the end of the road for valentines! This was my last hurrah!

Getting in the Valentine’s Day spirit often means making your own cards, decorations, and gifts.

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  3. This is a great idea and i feel like even i could do it! I have a lot of events and shows/parties that I participate in as a Scentsy consultant and I’ve wondered how to make this work. Now I know! I plan on doing a mail out to all my customers and those that sign up for my newsletter on my website or follow my blog, etc. This is a perfect way to say thanks and give a little love back! http://www.scentsnowicks.com/blog.

  4. Oh, silly me — I commented on your craft, citing your linky. What a doofus I am! Well, I guess it’s just a testament to the awesomeness of this project that it was the first thumbnail I clicked in the linky, and immediately started reading the post, without even bothering to look at the blog header.

  5. Saw your project linked up over at Skip to My Lou “I Made It Mondays” and just had to come by. What an original and beautifully done valentine project. I love it! I bet the kids in your son’s class were really impressed!

  6. I purchased in 6 different colors some paper that is “scratch off” paper designed for making your own stuff. i bought it years ago. You just make up what you want, cut off a piece of the paper, peel it and stick over your design. Then you have to scratch it off to see what is under it. I still have a lot of it as I went crazy and bought packs of every color. This is a lot quicker and cleaner than painting. Sorry I don’t remember where I bought it so I can’t share the information.

  7. For me I found that if I used acrylic paint it was plastic enough that the dish washing soap didn’t make much difference. The dish washing soap is necessary if using tempera paints.

  8. I’ve found that the paint scratches off easier if you add some dish washing liquid (1 part paint to 1 part soap).

    I also use silver paint for the everyday day scratchers… red is very cute for Valentine’s day!! 🙂 Great job!

  9. These are amazing! So sad that it was your last valentine’s hurrah! I can totally understand why you went through all the hard work. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  10. Cool Idea! I think I’ll make these this year. What a great idea for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Birthdays, and rewards for kids like stated above!

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