Love is officially in the air. Why not celebrate the season with a few easy, inexpensive crafts that the whole family will enjoy. These crafts are all upcycled from old moving boxes, meaning all you really need is craft paper, glue, and stickers, and you’re ready to go. Below are four easy, do-it-yourself Valentine’s Day craft tutorials!
Kid’s Valentine’s Day card box
Personalize your child’s Valentine’s Day card box for their school party by using one of our Truckie’s Treasure Chest boxes. These boxes are simple to assemble and have handles to make for easy transportation to and from school.
Step 1: Assemble your box and place the handles into the open spaces on the side. Next, use a box cutter to make a slot on the top for Valentines to be dropped in.
Step 2: Have your child cover the box in craft paper of their choice. Use a hot glue gun or tape to secure the paper to the box.
Step 3: It’s time to personalize! Let your child personalize their card box with stickers, paper hearts, ribbon, and anything else they wish.
Spruce up your home by creating a classic conversation heart garland to hang in your home. I’m in love with how this turned out!
1 small box
Acrylic craft paint
Sponge paint brushes
Red stickers or a red marker
Step 1: To make this simple, we decided to do a quick online search and print heart stencils. Trace as many hearts as you’d like to have on your garland and use your box cutter to carefully cut them out.
Step 2: Now that your cardboard hearts are cut out, it’s time to paint. We stuck to the classic candy heart colors but your options are endless! Also, I would recommend doing two coats of paint for the best results.
Step 3: After the paint is fully dry, use your hole punch on each side of the heart. String your ribbon through the holes and behind each heart to put your garland together. At the back of the first and last heart, tie a knot in the ribbon to keep them from slipping off.
Step 4: Use your creativity and think of fun sayings to put on each heart! We used red stickers for accuracy and to save time but a red permanent market can work just as well.
Valentine’s Day door wreath
Greet your guests with love by creating a paper heart door wreath!
Step 1: Trace a large circle onto your box with a second circle inside it. Use your box cutter to cut out the inside circle as well as the large circle, leaving you with a base for your wreath. Keep in mind this does not have to be perfectly shaped and it is okay to have jagged edges as you will be covering it up.
Step 2: Cut out various sized hearts from your craft paper and begin gluing them down to your cut out circle. Continue doing this until you are satisfied with your wreath.
Step 3: We added a “LOVE” banner to the top to make it extra festive. After you are happy with the look of your wreath, use your hot glue gun to secure ribbon to the back of your wreath.
Valentine’s Day dessert toppers
Dress up dessert by creating heart shaped toppers. We chose to go with cupcakes, but they’ll work great with almost any treat!
Toothpicks or small dowel rod
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Cut out cardboard hearts. Tip: If you have a heart-shaped cookie cutter, use it as a stencil for perfect heart shapes.
Step 2: Cover the cardboard with craft paper. We selected a variety of designs to make our cupcakes more playful.
Step 3: Push your toothpick into the bottom of the cardboard heart. You may need a small amount of hot glue to secure it in place.
Step 4: Pop them into the tops of your dessert and enjoy!
Haven’t had enough DIY-ing yet? Check out even more Valentine’s Day crafts here, where we share homemade sweetheart garland, door wreaths, and the ultimate Valentine’s Day card box for your children’s school party!