Happy Valentine’s Day! We don’t really celebrate this holiday at our house, but I do love helping the kids make little Valentine’s for their friends. We’ve never bought them – we always make them. Usually, I’ll find a few different crafty-type ideas for Valentine’s and then the kids will choose from those. And since we’ve always homeschooled, the kids don’t need 30 of whatever it is we’re making. This means we can kind of spend some time and effort on our ideas.
This year, Bethany wanted boxes again, but she wanted the boxes to have a heart on the top. Lars engineered a cute take-out box with a built-in heart that closes on the top. She wanted to use the Hugs & Kisses kit from Robyn Meierotto. They turned out so cute! And Bethany just loves them.
SNAG THE TEMPLATE >>> Heart-Topped Box
I’ve included both a PDF file and PNGs. It’s an immediate download. Let me know about any download problems – I’m new at this file-sharing stuff.
We made some Red Velvet Puppy Chow (thank you, Pinterest!) and filled some small bags. We figured out that each box holds a little over 1/2 c.
My kiddos did this for friends last year and it was a big hit. I bought the Standing Pillow Box template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs over at The Digichick. I think it’s typically used with the Silhouette cutter, but she’s included png and pdf files as well so it can be used by everyone. I don’t have a cutter like that so I just used the pngs.
This year, I used Robyn Meierotto’s brand new kit called Hugs & Kisses. Here’s a LINK to the full kit – patterned papers and elements. The cardstock is sold separately. CUTE! And so perfect for hybrid projects.
Last year, I wasn’t at all familiar with the template so I just clipped one paper to the whole thing, printed, assembled, and then tried to figure out how to do the tag on the front. This year, I mixed it up with different papers on the sides and front/back. I also created the tags digitally right on the template and then pulled them onto a separate page to print.
I think this one is my favorite! The front and back are blue. The top, bottom, and sides are the hexagon pattern. I love how the front turned out!
I used the hexagon clipping mask from one of Robyn’s Cut.It.Out. kits. I gave each hexagon a white mat and then used the blue straight stitch from the Hugs & Kisses elements to go around each shape. I added the little cut-out heart to the bottom hexagon, but I thought the box would look cute with a little splatter. I pulled the four hexagon shapes onto a separate page to print. I printed out the box with the splatter already on it. I cut out the hexagon shapes and added them using some pop dots.
Last year, we filled them with some salt water taffy. I think each box held 7 or 8 pieces. It was perfect.