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Whether you’re giving a gift or preparing for a classroom Valentine’s Day, these Valentine’s Day box ideas are too adorable to pass up!

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This DIY Valentine’s Day box idea is from our friend Kara He will be your best friend this year!

Every year, Valentine’s Day gifts sneak up on me in class, and I always groan when I get a letter home from school reminding me that we need to make a decorative box for the kids to collect their Valentine’s Day gifts.

If this sounds familiar, read on my friend!

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Valentine’s Day box ideas

If you’re here asking what a Valentine’s Day box is, first of all I envy you.

Secondly, around these parts, a Valentine’s Day box is a box that kids decorate so that on Valentine’s Day other kids can stop by their desks and drop in their Valentine’s cards.

Then each child has their own decorated box filled with small Valentine’s Day cards and candy.

It’s often a shoebox or something similar, with a hole cut out to allow children to put it in for Valentine’s Day.

It’s up to the kids to think and create Valentine’s Day box ideas. So, if you’re stuck, this is a great idea for you!

Valentine’s Day gift boxes

These beauties of Cara’s dream can do double duty, friends.

If you have an elementary school child who needs a Valentine’s Day box idea, you’ve come to the right place.

But you can also use them yourself as Valentine’s Day gift boxes for anyone you might be giving a gift to this Valentine’s Day!

Giant boxes of chocolates

What goes together better than Valentine’s Day and chocolate? nothing!

So this Valentine’s Day box idea is designed to look like giant chocolates, from drizzle to sprinkles.

It’s the absolute perfect way to end your Valentine’s Day gift for anyone you love. They’re surprisingly easy to make, too.

No fancy craft supplies needed. So, grab your paintbrush, paint, and glue gun and let’s get crafting.

Supplies you’ll need

Paper mache boxes. You can probably find boxes like these at your local craft store. here A wonderful collection of boxes that I love and can be found online.

Acrylic paint or craft paint. If you want the look of a chocolate truffle, make sure you get some Chocolate brown coating! Or you can use Multicolor paint To mimic the look of sprinkles.

Paint brushes. I reserve this group About for craft projects.

Hot glue gun. An essential element In your craft closet!

How to make Valentine’s Day boxes that look like chocolate

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  1. Use a hot glue gun to make swirls, curls, and drops of chocolate on the lid of the papier-mache box and let dry. For these three boxes, I chose white chocolate sprinkles, dark chocolate drizzle, and milk chocolate swirl.
  2. Paint the boxes with chocolate colored paint. Let it dry.
  3. Repeat with a second coat of paint if necessary.
  4. For the spray box, I painted the box with two coats of creamy white first and then went back with colored acrylic paint and a small paint brush and just painted the raised hot glue “splashes”.
  5. Allow all paint and glue to dry.
  6. If you are using it as a grade valentine box, use a box cutter or craft knife to cut a rectangular opening in the box wide enough to fit the valentine.
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Printable class valentines

Need something to fill those boxes?

I’ve rounded up our favorite printable Valentine’s Day gifts for school to help you out. Make sure to pin your favorites so you can find them again. Happy making! xoxo

Material

  • Paper mache boxes

  • Artisanal paint

tools

  • Glue gun

  • Painting brushes

  • Square cutter or craft knife

directions

  1. Use a hot glue gun to make swirls, curls, and drops of chocolate on the lid of the papier-mache box and let dry. For these three boxes, I chose white chocolate sprinkles, dark chocolate drizzle, and milk chocolate swirl.
  2. Paint the boxes with chocolate colored paint. Let it dry.
  3. Repeat with a second coat of paint if necessary.
  4. For the spray box, I painted the box with two coats of creamy white first and then went back with colored acrylic paint and a small paint brush and just painted the raised hot glue “splats”.
  5. Allow all paint and glue to dry.
  6. If you are using it as a grade valentine box, use a box cutter or craft knife to cut a rectangular opening in the box wide enough to fit the valentine.

Notes

If you’re not using this Valentine’s Day box idea for your classroom, don’t simply cut a slot through which classmates can pass their Valentine’s cards.

Once all the paint and glue is dry, add the pieces of paper or tissue paper to the box, place some gifts, treats or candy inside, then add the lid.

The top is finished with a beautiful silk or velvet bow and makes a beautiful gift box.

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