4 Easy + Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Boxes
You've still got time to craft one of these last-minute card holders.
If you totally forgot about your child's classroom Valentine exchange, don't panic. We've got you covered with four adorable DIY card box ideas you can make in minutes with items you likely already have on hand. Check out all four fun ideas, then scroll to the end of this post to get the step-by-step instructions from .
Valentine's Day Unicorn Box
Wrapping paper + card stock + washi tape = the cutest V-Day box ever.
Valentine's Day Emoji Box
A Chinese food box or any square box with a handle is perfect for this picture-worthy project.
Valentine's Day Monster Boxes
Wrapping paper, cardstock, foam spheres and a little imagination are all you need to turn empty tissue boxes into these kooky creatures.
Tic-Tac-Toe Game Box
Valentine's Day Heart Game Box
Use washi tape to easily transform the lid of a plain box into a game board the kiddos can play with after passing out cards.
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Candy Necklace Valentines
Let kids make homemade valentines this year using strawberry licorice laces and gummy ring candy, creating edible necklaces their friends will love to devour. Get the step-by-step instructions.
Easy Hand-Knit Kids' Scarf
Keep your little one nice and warm this season with a hand-knit scarf that's perfect for beginning knitters. Add a plush fabric heart pin for that extra-special touch. Get the step-by-step instructions.
Heart-Shaped Phrase Pillow
Dress up the sofa or bed with a pillow that says "I love you" all year round. Use patterned fabric and a stylish embellishment to make a special decor piece that pops and makes a statement. Get the step-by-step instructions.
String Art Heart
Say those three magic words with a handcrafted string art heart. The best part? Your gift recipient can display the artwork in their home year round. Get the step-by-step instructions.
Glitter Champagne Flutes
Dress up your Valentine's Day dinner by adding a little sparkle to basic champagne flutes. Set them out for special occasions — or just because. Get the step-by-step instructions.
DIY Takeout Treat Box
Surprise your sweetheart with a crafty Chinese takeout box full of white chocolate-dipped fortune cookies covered in candy heart-shaped sprinkles. That's better than real takeout any day. Get the step-by-step instructions.
Use inexpensive chipboard or wooden letters to spell out a sweet word for your valentine. Colorful, patterned scrapbook paper dresses up each letter, creating a memorable, year-round mantel or wall display. Get the step-by-step instructions.
Spice up a romantic tablescape with customized etched glasses that feature pet names, inside jokes, hearts or phrases just between the two of you. That's definitely a gift you can't find in stores. Get the step-by-step instructions.
Upcycled Heart T-Shirt Dress
Turn two old t-shirts into a child's play dress. Use a heart stamp and fabric ink to add a holiday-inspired pattern she can wear for the big day and all year round, too. .
Use fabric scraps to make these stuffed heart-shaped love bugs that are small enough to fit inside your little one's lunchbox. .
Countdown Paper Chain
Count down the days until Valentine's Day with a pink and red chain made from paper hearts. Starting February 1st, tear off a heart each day until the 14th. .
Play Dough Valentines
Skip the cheesy, store-bought valentines this year, and give these homemade gifts a try. Use a simple play dough recipe and a heart-shaped cookie cutter, and package each individually in glassine bags. Kids and classmates will love their crafted surprise. Get the step-by-step instructions.
Pretty Paper Flowers
Use color and patterned paper flowers add style to Valentine's Day gifts, attire and hairpieces. All you need is paper, scissors and a hot-glue gun to churn out these blooming beauties. .
Dress up a simple ceramic flowerpot with bold and colorful neon paint. Use painter's tape to add color to just the bottom for a color-block look. Add their favorite flower or succulent to brighten up a cold winter garden.
Doily Dream Catcher
Use meaningful, secondhand pieces to create a one-of-a-kind dream catcher for a loved one. Pretty decorative accessories, like feathers, stones and heirloom jewelry, will make the perfect customized gift. Get the step-by-step instructions.
Playful Cupcake Toppers
Give homemade cupcakes an even sweeter touch with personalized toppers. Cut out heart shapes, add a message for your valentine and embellish with rhinestones, glitter or ribbon. Get the step-by-step instructions.