Making a Valentine's Day Gift Box
A homemade gift box for your valentine can take many forms, but they will all express your love. This is a guide about making a Valentine's Day gift box
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Heart-shaped boxes in which to present a Valentine cookie or other treat.
Approximate Time: 10 minutes
- two recycled greeting cards
- white glue
- hole punch
- 15 inches narrow ribbon
- heart-shaped cookie to fit
- Using the diagram as an example, draw a template the desired size.
- Cut two of these heart-shaped pieces from the fronts of recycled cards.
- Fold each piece along dotted lines to create a flange.
- Glue the front to the back along these flanges.
- Punch holes in the top for ribbon.
- Insert a heart-shaped cookie, thread ribbon through holes and tie in a bow.
By Preserver from Manitoba
This is a different way to send a special kiss. I made a new box for these Bacio chocolates (bacio means kiss in Italian).
I've disassembled the original box and used it as template to draw the new one in cardboard. Then I decorated the box with punched flowers and a small sentence made with die-cuts letters. The sentence is in Portuguese (my mother language) but in English means something like "Because only one is too little, I'll give you many."
This was just a "regular" surprise, but you can do something like this for Valentine's Day.
By Orquidea from Porto, Portugal
A Chinese box that I bought on clearance after Christmas for a quarter becomes a sweet valentine box.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
- Chinese takeout box
- I got 4 of these adorable polka dotted Chinese takeout boxes for a dollar. I printed off some free digital stamps and colored them in with coloring pencils.
- I put them on the box and the box lid and then added pink lace.
- I filled them with coordinating tissue paper and chocolates and I had an extremely affordable gift for four people.
1 dollar for 4 boxes and 3 dollars for candy. 1 dollar for tissue paper. Total cost per each gift. 1.25
By Christi from Paducah, KY
I had a ceramic, heart-shaped, box that I bought at the dollar store years ago but didn't like the color of it. I decided to decoupage over the design using blue and white printed napkins. It gave new life to the box, and I was pleased with the results.
Approximate Time: About 1 hour
- white paint primer
- printed napkins
- Mod Podge
- small paint brush
- Clean your glass or ceramic item using alcohol to remove any grease or residue.
- Begin by pulling apart the napkins so that you have a single-ply with the printed design.
- Tear or cut the printed napkin into small one-inch pieces.
- Using a small paint brush, brush some Mod Podge (decoupage medium) onto the ceramic dish and place a piece of napkin over it. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the piece, being careful not to tear it. Repeat until entire ceramic piece is covered.
- Allow to dry completely.
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
Here's a gift I made for a friend for this Valentine's Day.
I purchased an inexpensive box from the craft store and painted it with salmon pink acrylic paint. To give it a "whitewashed" look, I lightly brushed some off-white acrylic paint over the pink and sprayed with gloss to seal it.
I glued felt on the inside bottom and shirt buttons in a heart shape on top (my friend is cute as a button after all). :)
By Laura from Long Beach, CA