10 Adorable DIY Valentine Box Ideas for Kids

published Feb 5, 2024
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Valentine boxes might be something you remember from your childhood, when you’d be tasked with bringing one in to hold notes from classmates. If that tradition holds strong with your kids, the time for crafting those sweet mailboxes is nigh. The internet is filled with clever and adorable ideas for creating DIY Valentine boxes. Here, the 10 very best ideas for boxes that are just as cute as everything inside them.

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1. Clifford-Themed Valentine Box

Your child’s favorite book characters can be a great source of inspiration for their Valentine boxes. For this box styled after Clifford — of Clifford the Big Red Dog fame — DIYer Dawn of cutefetti used foam sheets instead of construction paper to create a more flexible structure.

2. Printable Rhino Valentine Box

If you’re running short on time, try a printable kit. This Etsy shop offers printable DIY Valentine’s Day box kits that give you all the elements you need to personalize your box; you’ll just need to print, cut, and glue.

3. Printable Koala Valentine Box

Another printable option from Etsy seller Kudzu Monster? This adorable koala. Aside from a box, you’ll also need a paper towel roll for this DIY to use as a “tree” the koala can hold onto.

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4. Cactus Valentine Box

All the plans for this adorable cactus box are available on The Celebration Shoppe for use with a Cricut machine. You’ll just need to download the plans, cut, and assemble.

5. Cake Valentine Box

There’s hardly anything more closely associated with Valentine’s Day than sweets, which makes this cake-shaped box a perfect fit for the holiday. Holly Wade of Club Crafted used tissue paper to create the look of frosting and sprinkles.

6. Shark Pinata Valentine Box

The base for this quirky shark Valentine box? A cereal box, which DIYer Tonya of Kids Activities covered in crepe paper streamers to create a pinata-like look.

7. Mermaid Valentine Box

This mermaid Valentine box might look complicated, but DIYers Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon (of Alice & Lois) have a clever hack to get those perfect scales: pre-cut paper circles! Pick a few different colors in your favorite palette and overlap them on your box to get the mermaid look.

8. Mini House Valentine Box

Give aspiring architects and designers a project that will get them excited: turning a plain box into a charming vintage-style house. Printable stickers from Brittany from The House That Lars Built make this DIY particularly approachable.

9. Pizza Valentine Box

Serve up love in style with this pizza-inspired Valentine box. Alison of Just Add Confetti asked her local pizza shop for two boxes and decorated the stack with the “pizza de résistance”: a custom printable she has available for download on her blog.

10. Dino Valentine Box

Use a store-bought toy to make an easy, but high-impact, Valentine box. Kristyn of Let’s DIY It All created this project by setting a standout T-rex on top of a circular box she outfitted with faux foliage.

This article originally published on Apartment Therapy. See it there: 10 Adorable DIY Valentine Box Ideas for Kids (or Kids at Heart)