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!
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.
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.
Below is the tutorial to build the boxes, plus the free PDF pattern and cut file! Yay! 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 link below :)
DIY Valentine Treat Box
- Free printable pattern or cut file – Links located at the end of this post
- I used DCWV cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Stack, and DCWV Rainbow Splash.
- Adhesive – I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape
- Scoring Board *optional
- Cutting Machine
- Tiny adhesive rhinestones *optional
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 jpeg and erase the background. Size the box to any size you’d like. I made my box image 9″ tall. Import the second file, which is a heart, and resize and duplicate it to decorate the front of the box. I chose to cut two decorative hearts to layer on the front of my boxes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step Seven: Attach the front and back of the heart box to the bottom square section.
Attach the sides of the box to the front and back, curving the sides to follow the curve of the hearts.
Finally, attach the top of the basket by overlapping the two pieces at the top.
The Valentine Treat box is complete!
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!
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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!