Create these special Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes that feature a fun heart peekaboo window. Grab the free PDF pattern or SVG cut file along with your favorite scrapbook party and create your own boxes!
I absolutely love Valentine’s Day crafting! It probably has something to do with how much I love the color pink, but it is also so much fun to create things that tell the people in your life how special they are! Whether it is your significant other, family, friends, co-workers or neighbors, everyone loves receiving little treats or kind words. These DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes are perfect for doing just that!
While these treat boxes are perfect for Valentine’s Day, they are also perfect for any time of the year. Switch up your patterned card stock and these can work for any holiday, season, special occasion or random day of the year. They would be sweet for a bridal shower, wedding or birthday party. Use them as a party favor, treat box or gift box for small trinkets.
Here are boxes I made with the same pattern but different paper! Check out my cactus plant tutorial – they are perfect if you want to gift something other than sweets :)
Below is the tutorial and the free printable pattern so you can whip up your own Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes! This project is a spin on my popular Cookie Treat Boxes, which feature a square window instead of a heart. Both boxes are a great size for treats, small gifts or even a tiny plant! I have updated my Cookie Treat Boxes to now also include a free SVG cut file – yay! :)
Valentine’s Day Treat Box
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- Free printable pattern or SVG cut file: located at the end of the post
- (2) 8″ x 10″ sheets of patterned paper, or (2) 12″ x 12″ sheets of patterned paper – I used paper from the DCWV paper stack Copper Luxury.
- Paper cutter, scissors, X-Acto knife or cutting machine
- Scoring board and stylus
- Glue stick, tape runner or my favorite Scor-Tape
- Brads, Velcro Dots, or hole punch and ribbons for closure
Step One: Cut paper using the printable pattern or SVG cut file.
PDF PATTERN: Cut out the free printable pattern. You can download the pattern (at the end of this post). If you are using the PDF pattern, cut out the pattern pieces and trace them onto the backside of your decorative paper. Use the pattern as a guide for the fold lines. Cut each piece out, using an X-Acto knife and cutting matte to cut out the heart window.
SVG CUT FILE: If you have a cutting machine, you can use the SVG cutting file and cut out each pattern piece. In Cricut Design Space, import the file then “ungroup” the image. Change the bright pink lines from “cut” to “score”. They will turn into dashed lines. Select one of the pieces and the score lines that match it and “attach” them. Repeat for the second piece, then you are ready to GO!
Step Two: Score the fold lines.
Next, score all of the fold lines. I love using a scoring board and stylus for this to get nice crisp fold lines. Score lines are built into the SVG file, just make sure to follow the directions in Step One. The score lines will initially show up as cut lines until you change them. I usually go over the score lines from my Cricut with the scoring board and stylus.
Step Three: Add the clear plastic window.
Attach clear plastic to the back of each heart window. I use craft plastic, which works really well for treat boxes. Cut a square slightly larger than the heart but not too big that it will cover your fold lines. Attach with a glue stick or a tape runner.
Step Four: Fold and assemble the box.
Fold along all of the score lines.
Adhere the two pieces together using a glue stick or tape runner. Fold in the bottom of the box as shown in the pictures below.
Step Five: Add the box closure.
Finish the box off by adding a way for it to stay closed at the top! I chose to use these fun pineapple brads I had on hand and they worked great. I just marked a center point and punched a hole with the sharp end of my stylus. You could also punch two holes and use ribbon or twine or you could hold them together with cute little binder clips or even Velcro dots!
These sweet little treat boxes are ready to be filled and gifted! I filled mine with red and pink M&M cookies and plan to gift them for Valentine’s Day. Since scrapbook paper is not considered “food safe”, you could put the treats inside a food-safe bag first and then into the box or use wrapped treats. These boxes are great and can be used all year-round for any occasion. I think they’d look pretty at a bridal shower! Happy Crafting! :)