Over-the-top DIY Valentine’s boxes
You’ve just recovered from the holiday frenzy and now Valentine’s Day is rearing its doily head. And whether your child is blissfully unaware of the onslaught of conversation hearts to come, or is already neck-deep in the complexities of the perfect classroom valentine purchase (“Mom, which candy goes best with these princesses?”), we at Hallmark understand your panic, and we’re here to help.
We’ve turned six ordinary, plain-jane boxes into the perfect receiving vessels for your kid’s Valentine’s Day plunder. All you need to create these DIY valentine boxes are cardboard boxes, our free printables, card stock, scissors, glue and heart. Gotta have heart.
Inspired? Create and share by tagging @hallmarkstores.
Transform a rectangular box into a friendly robot with the help of our printables and some aluminum foil. Can’t you hear his robot voice saying, “Take me to your party!”?
Purr-fectly suited for a pop-up tissue box, our easy, pretty kitty pattern only takes two shakes of a kitty’s tail to create.
This puppy’s got heart to spare and is just begging to be your Valentine companion. He’s also made to fit a pop-up size tissue box just right!
"I've got googly eyes for you" monster
This grinning guy eats valentines for breakfast! Luckily, you’ll be able to keep him well nourished. Create him from a rectangular box for best effect, and add as many teeth, tongues, eyes and appendages as you want.
This beautiful princess is royally ready to accept any valentines on your behalf. She’s perfectly suited for a rectangular tissue box prewrapped with red gift wrap (or other coordinating color).
Design to the beat of your own drum with lots of doodle patterns you can use however you choose. Perfect for decorating a prewrapped or painted cylindrical container or any size box.
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