Grab the free PDF pattern to create your own Valentine’s Day Gift Box!
Hello! Today I’m sharing these fun Valentine’s Day gift boxes and a free PDF pattern. These boxes make the sweetest little gifts filled with candy, treats or a special gift. Last week I shared similar Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes that I created using my Cricut Explore. The designs on those boxes were intricate and would be tough to cut without a cutting machine. Today’s boxes are perfect for cutting by hand! The designs are simple and sweet and come together quickly.
These boxes were created using the DCWV paper stack “Sweet n’ Sassy”. Most paper stacks come with a couple pages of decorative journaling tags and they are perfect for placing in the cover cutout of these boxes. You can also use clear craft plastic and give a fun peek into what’s inside the boxes!
Below is the tutorial and at the end of this post you’ll find the free PDF pattern you can download and use to create your own sweet Valentine’s Day treat boxes :)
DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Box
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- Free PDF patterns – located at the end of this post
- Decorative scrapbook paper – the heavier the better
- Clear craft plastic or decorative paper to back the cover
- Scor-Tape, tape runner or another adhesive
- Paper Trimmer and/or scissors
- Scoring board and stylus – I used my Martha Stewart one below but I also like using this EK Tools Board
Step One: Download and print the free PDF patterns. Print at 100% for the boxes to be about 3″ x 3″ or resize to make them any size you’d like!
Step Two: Use the patterns to cut out the box pieces from your decorative paper. The paper for the boxes should be sturdy – the paper found in the DCWV paper stacks works well as it is usually nice and thick. Some of the scrapbook paper that is available individually on the shelf may be too thin. I used paper from the DCWV paper stack “Sweet n’ Sassy”.
Be sure to cut out the small backing piece that goes behind the cover too. This can be made from scrapbook paper or clear plastic. For a few of these boxes I used the decorative journaling tags that came in the paper stack to place behind the cover cutout.
Use a sharp paper scissors or X-Acto knife to cut the four tabs (the white lines).
Step Three: Score the two large box pieces. The pink lines on the pattern show the score lines. For the bottom of the box (the larger piece), score 1.25″ in from each side.
For the lid piece, place the piece of paper slightly in from the edge of the score board and score at 3/4″ in from each side.
Step Four: Use an X-Acto knife to carefully cut out the opening in the cover. Lay the pattern directly on top of the paper and cut through both layers. If you prefer to only cut through one layer, cut out the insert on the pattern first. You can use a ruler to help guide your knife on straight edges.
Step Five: Fold along the scored lines.
Step Six: Use Scor-Tape, or another strong adhesive, to adhere the small paper square to the inside of the cover. I used 1/8″ Scor-Tape.
Step Seven: Add adhesive to the tabs of each part of the box. I used a combination of 1/2″ and 1/4″ Scor-Tape.
The boxes are finished! Yay! Fill them with Valentine’s Day candy, cookies or any small treat or gift! If the treats are not wrapped you can place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the box or wrap them in food safe paper. If using these boxes for a small gift, try wrapping the gifts in colorful tissue paper and use clear craft plastic so the tissue paper shows.
Below you can see some of the boxes I made using the DCVW paper stack “Posh & Pink”.
Check out my other fun Valentine’s Day treat boxes and crafts :)
Download Valentine Treat Box PDF Patterns BugabooCity.pdf
Valentine-Treat-Box-PDF-Patterns-BugabooCity.pdf - 1 MB