Valentine’s Boxes

There is something so sweet and charming about children collecting sweet Valentine’s.  And of course not any old box will do for storing these precious treasures.Using supplies from around your house you can create fun, cute and treasured “boxes” to hold those sweet love notes. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Valentine’s Monster
This first idea was inspired by my very popular Tattle Monster.  Allow me to introduce you to Val the Valentine’s Monster!

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To make this cute Valentine’s Day Box you will need the following supplies:

  • Empty Tissue Box
  • Egg Carton
  • Spray Paint
  • White craft foam
  • Foam hearts
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Pom Poms
  • Googly Eyes
  • Hot glue

1. Spray paint your tissue box red (or other desired color)
2. Once the box has dried add pink foam hearts.  I used the sticky kind, but you could also paint your hearts on as well.
3. Cut out two sections of the egg carton and spray paint (if it isn’t already white), hot glue googly eyes on.
4. Cut out teeth from the white craft foam and hot glue to the inside of the box.

5. Curl your pipe cleaner around your finger or a pen.
6. Hot glue pink pom poms to the top of the pipe cleaner.
7. Cut a small slit in the top of the box and insert the pipe cleaners.  Use a dab of hot glue to keep them securely in place.

Now you have a Valentine’s Monster ready to eat those sweet love notes!

Pretty Little Piggy
This pretty little piggy was inspired by my mom.  When I was telling her about my idea to create a post with fun ways to collect Valentine’s she fondly recalled her mom making some of the best “boxes” when she was a little girl and a pink little piggy was near the top of the list…and of course a perfect fit for Oink!

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You will need the following supplies:

  • Empty Clorox bottle
  • Egg carton
  • Pink spray paint
  • 4 craft corks
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Pink craft foam
  • Googly eyes
  • Hot glue

1. Spray paint your (clean & dry) Clorox bottle and corks pink.
2. Once the bottle is dry take a knife and carefully cut a slit in the top, making sure it is wide enough to slip Valentine’s in.
3. Cut out and spray paint (if they aren’t already white) the egg cartons.  Hot glue googly eyes to the center.
4. Cut out ears from the pink foam, put a dab of hot glue at the bottom center and pinch closed.  Hot glue the ears on to the top of the bottle.

5. Cut out a pink heart from the pink craft foam, add details with a permanent marker.  Hot glue to the cap of the bottle for the snout.
6. Curl your pipe cleaner for the tail and hot glue to the back of the bottle.  Add a bow if desired.
7. Hot glue the corks to the bottom of the bottle.
8. Oink!  Now you have a pretty little piggy to keep those heartfelt love letters.

Both of these projects are easy to make, you could even include your kids and have them help create their very own Valentine’s Box.  I spent $0 to make these, only using items I already had on hand.

I love to party and will be sharing these projects here.

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Comments

  1. This is so incredibly darling! I just spotted this on Pinterest and had to stop by and tell you how amazing it is! So, so cute! XO

  2. Love both of these. I have featured you and would love for you to stop by, check it out, and grab a button :)

    http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com/2012/02/oink-oinkraaaaaar-cutest-darned-v-day.html

    Loves…Jessica

  3. So adorable! But how would you get the valentines out to read from the piggy? I guess you would perform surgery on the underside! LOL

  4. Thanks Bonnie and you bring up a good point! I guess I better go back and add a step so you can get those sweet love notes out. ;)

  5. Adorei!!! Muito criativo.
    Bjs, Sil.

  6. I'd love for you to share this cute idea @CountryMommaCooks Link Party
    going on now-Sunday….I just love your site….Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Oh my word. What cute ideas! Thanks so much for linking up to my Saturday 7 Party tonight!

  8. I am making a Love Monster for my son's school Valentine box but I have a question for you…I have done several coats of red paint on the Kleenex box but I can't seem to get the designs on the box to disappear. How did you get such good paint coverage on your boxes? It's driving me nuts that I can see through the paint but I don't see that on your boxes so what am I doing wrong?

  9. Hi Laura, I used Krylon paint, which I've found has a little better coverage than some of the more generic paints. I also usually give the boxes a primer coat with white or cream to help too. Hope that helps, I'd love to see your Love Monster when it's all finished!

  10. :-))) Very pretty!

  11. These are so cute!!! I love the monster!! I made a monster for my son this year too!! So much fun!

  12. You are being featured @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party!
    Stop by and pick up a featured button….and have a great weekend:)

  13. Thank you for the awesome inspiration and amazing tutorials!

    I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I linked your Val Monster with a collage I put together for Boy inspired Valentine’s Day boxes.

    Here is the link if you would like to check it out: http://fakeitandyoullmakeit.blogspot.com/2013/02/boys-valentine-box-ideas.html

    Thanks again for the wonderful tutorial and original ideas!
    -Nicole

  14. Do you use the tissue box to make this.

  15. I LOVE these!
    My daughter (8) saw your monster on Pinterest and had to make one. It turned out great! She’s super proud and could not wait to get it to school to show her classmates!

    • Thanks Sandy, I love that your daughter wanted to make one (P.S. Tell her it turned out super cute, love that gold!)

  16. Super cute. I am pinning the monster box now:)

  17. can i use regular glue instead of hot glue?

    • Susie, yes, but if you are using the foam pieces I would use a thicker craft glue opposed to glue sticks. Have fun and if you make one come back and share it with us on Twitter or Facebook!

  18. I made these and the BOYS LOVED THEM!!

    • Sherra, I am so happy to hear that your boys had fun making these! Thanks for stopping by and have lots of fun filling those monsters with valentines!

  19. I’m happy to feature your adorable Monster Valentines Box today! Thanks for sharing on Living Creative Thursday! Tomorrow’s theme is Cakes & Cupcakes. I hope you’ll share something sweet:-) http://www.livinglocurto.com/2014/02/valentines-day-free-printables

  20. Thank you! You saved my life tonight! Creative I am not!

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