Create a sweet gift for Valentine’s Day with these DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes. Fill with sweet treats or a cute cactus plant!
With Valentine’s Day in just a couple days, I wanted to pop-on blog and share these cute heart-themed cactus plants and the cute boxes I made for them. A few weeks ago, I found the sweetest paper by Crate Paper called Heart Day at my local scrapbook store. They have one print that features the cutest little cactus plants with heart flowers and hearts on their pots. I was inspired to create matching cactus plants and thought it would be cute to use the paper to make a box for them.
A few years ago, I created a pattern and cut file for Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes and decided to use the same cut file for this project. Below you can see the boxes I made using paper from the DCWV paper stack Copper Luxury. I still have this paper stack and love using it!
As I mentioned above, the cut file is a few years old and you need to download the front and back separately and upload both into Cricut Design Space. I now create my cut files with all of the pieces you need in one SVG, but when I first started making cut files I didn’t do that. It’s on my list to update but for now if you want to make these sweet boxes you’ll need to head to this post DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Box and download both the front and back.
Once you have them in Cricut Design Space, change the pink lines to score lines and don’t forget to attach them. Select and highlight one side of the box along with the score lines that go with it and hit “attach”. Repeat for the other side of the box. I then moved the sides of the boxes close together and attached them. After this I resized them to be 11.5″ wide total so they would cut from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper instead of needing to use two.
Follow the steps from my original post to assemble the boxes. I used Grafix Clear Craft Plastic for the peekaboo window and cute brads to keep the boxes closed.
The little catcus plants are the stars of the show and I made them using fake succulents I found at Michael’s craft store. They were so tiny and the perfect size! I actually attempted using real cacti and I would definitely advise against that! I couldn’t get the cactus out of the box without pricking my hand! So fake ones are better for this project!
I painted the pots a bright pink with acrylic paint and then used glue to attach little heart beads I found at Joann Fabrics.
I painted a small black heart on each pot to match the illustrated cacti plants on the paper. I think they turned out so cute! I’m gifting them as office gifts and I think they will look great dressing up an office desk!
I hope you enjoyed this fun cactus craft! It’s really close to Valentine’s Day and whipping these up before the big day may be tricky. Pin this craft for next year or create these cute gifts for Mother’s Day, Secretary Day or Sweetest Day! Depending on the paper you use, they’d also make a cute happy birthday gift :)
You’ll find the PDF pattern, cut files and the tutorial for assembling the boxes over on this post: DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes.