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DIY Heart-Shaped Box for Valentine’s Day

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Create a sweet heart-shaped Valentine Treat Box for Valentine’s Day! This fun paper craft can be filled with sweet treats for someone special! Grab the free pattern and cut file to get started!

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Three heart shaped Valentine baskets in pink, purple and turquoise; they have decorative paper and rhinestones on the front of them.

Hello crafty friends! It’s time to start sharing Valentine’s Day craft projects! First up are these sweet heart-shaped Valentine treat boxes. They were so fun to make! Choose any color or pattern of cardstock to create the box, then decorate the front however you’d like. You can add a name to the front to personalize the boxes.

Three heart shaped Valentine boxes filled with candy sit on a white table; they are purple, teal and pink.

Three heart shaped Valentine boxes sit in a row on a white table.

I chose to make my valentine treat boxes with solid pink, purple and teal paper from DCWV. I decorated the front of each box with two stacked paper hearts. The first layer is made from silver glitter paper. My favorite glitter paper is also from DCWV because it doesn’t shed ANY glitter! The heart on top was cut from a sheet of paper from the DCWV paperstack, Rainbow Splash.

Purple heart-shaped box filled with purple candy kisses; the front of the box has a paper heart cut from geometric printed paper, rhinestones are at each intersection of the print.

 DIY Valentine Treat Box

Supplies Needed:

Step by Step Tutorial

Step One: Cut out the pieces.

Download the free printable pattern or cut file and cut out the pieces for the box. If you are using a cutting machine, import the SVG cut file into your software. Ungroup the image then change the black lines from cut to score and attach them to the pink pieces. If your cutting machine does not score, go ahead and delete those layers. 

There is one heart shape that can cut from a decorative paper and placed on the front of the heart box. Duplicate this layer to have one for the front and back. You can also duplicate the layer and make the shape smaller if you’d like to layer hearts as I did on my boxes. 

The pieces to make the box are laid out on a white table. There are six pieces in all in turquoise and silver.

Step Two: Decorate the front of the box.

Decorate the front of the boxes any way you want! Add stickers, write names on them or add hearts cut from decorative paper as I did. 

Pieces of paper shaped like hearts are layered together using glue.

Step Three: Score the sides of the box.

The sides of the boxes have flaps on either sides that will need to be folded. You can use a scoring board and stylus to score along the tabs.

Teal paper basket handles are laying on a scoring board with a stylus nearby.

Step Four: Add adhesive to the tabs.

Add adhesive to the tabs using glue or double-sided tape. Be sure to add the adhesive to right side of your paper if it is double-sided. I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape, which I like to use for treat boxes because it has a very strong hold. I placed a strip of tape along the tabs and then cut out the little triangles.

Double sided tape is applied to the sides of the heart box handles.

Step Five: Fold along the score lines.

Fold along the score lines and also fold the two squares at the end of the tabs. They will overlap to create the bottom of the heart box.

The handles lay next to each other with their tabs folded down along the score lines; the tabs are covered with double-sided tape.

Step Six: Assemble the bottom of the heart box.

Both side pieces of the box have a square section at the ends of them. Add adhesive to the square that doesn’t have tabs. Layer the two squares to connect the two side pieces.

Adhesive is added to the ends of one of the handles.

The sides of heart box are attached together with tabs folded down laying on a white table.

Step Seven: Attach the front and back of the heart box to the bottom square section. 

The teal box is laid flat on a white table ready to be made 3D.

Attach the sides of the box to the front and back, curving the sides to follow the curve of the hearts.

The teal heart box is beginning to take shape. One side is attached and the other still needs to be.

Turquoise Valentine treat box partially assembled.

Turquoise Valentine treat box with handles unattached and sticking straight up.

Finally, attach the top of the basket by overlapping the two pieces at the top.

Turquoise heart-shaped treat box with handle adhered at the top.

The Valentine Treat box is complete! 

Turquoise heart-shaped basket with a geometric-printed paper heart on the front.

I had so much fun making these heart treat boxes! I added little adhesive rhinestones to the front of my purple box and love the added sparkle!

Tiny rhinestones are applied to the geometric heart where lines in the design intersect..

Purple heart-shaped box filled with purple candy kisses; the front of the box has a paper heart cut from geometric printed paper, rhinestones are at each intersection of the print.

Three heart shaped Valentine boxes sit in a row; they are purple, turquoise and pink.

Three heart shaped Valentine boxes sit on a white table stacked on top of each other. They are purple, teal and pink.

I hope you enjoy creating these sweet boxes. You can check out even more fun Valentine’s Day craft ideas from some of my favorite bloggers. Click the picture below :) 

Creative Valentine's Day Crafts, links to more fun craft ideas for the holiday.
Looking for a few more fun Valentine’s Day treat boxes? Check out some of my other cute treat boxes – I love making them for Valentine’s Day!

Happy Crafting! -Kim

Get the Free Heart Treat Box Files!

Fill out the purple form below with your first name and email address! The free file will be sent straight to your inbox. If you have already filled out the form below, don’t worry – you won’t be added to my list twice! This freebie is for personal use only. I hope you enjoy crafting something special. Please let me know if you have any questions :)

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