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DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Box – with Heart Window

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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!

Two milk-carton style treat boxes for Valentine's Day with cut out heart window are filled with cookies.

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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!

Milk carton style Valentine's Day treat box with valentine cookies.

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 window. 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! :)

Two treat boxes with cut out heart windows sit in front of a Cricut cutting machine with a bottle of brads.

Valentine’s Day Treat Box

Supplies Needed:

  • Free printable PDF or SVG cut file: Located in my free Resource Library. Links at the end of the post.
  • Decorative Paper
    • (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.
  • Clear Craft Plastic
  • Cutting Machine
    • If you don’t have a cutting machine, use a Paper trimmer and scissors and a craft knife for the window.
  • Scoring Board
  • Adhesive – my favorite for treat boxes is 1/4″ Scor-Tape
  • Brads, Velcro Dots, or hole punch and ribbons for closure

Decorative scrapbook paper, scoring board and tape runner.

Step One: Cut paper using the printable pattern or SVG cut file.

PDF PATTERN: Cut out the free printable pattern. 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 cut file to cut out the box. 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!

Valentine's Day treat box in Cricut Design Space

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. 

Piece of the valentine treat box is scored on a scoring board with a 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.

Clear craft plastic is adhered to the inside of the treat box over the heart window.

Step Four: Fold and assemble the box.

Fold along all of the score lines.

The two treat box pieces are folded along their 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.Treat box pieces are adhered together starting to form the box.

The tabs on the bottom of the box are folded in starting with the top, then the sides and finally the bottom.

Treat box with bottom of the box closed.

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!

Valentine's Day treat box closed with a gold pinapple brad at the top.

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! Check out my other fun Valentine’s Day crafts for cute holiday crafts! 

Milk carton style Valentine's Day treat box with valentine cookies.Valentine's Day Treat Boxes free PDF pattern and SVG Cut File

Happy Crafting! -Kim

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