Paper Valentine's Day Gift Boxes

Valentine's Day Gift Boxes

I’ve said it before... Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday! And by now if you’ve been following me on the Cardstock Warehouse Blog, you know it’s because I love pink and red candy! In this post, I am going to show you how to create a QUICK and EASY DIY gift box! This box is perfect to fill with candy (lots of it!) or any small gift items for your Valentine.  


  • Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
    • Cardstock Valentine’s Day Paper Collection
      • Wild Cherry Pop-Tone 100lb
      • Bubblegum Pop-Tone 100lb
      • Cotton Candy Pop-Tone 100lb
      • Lavender Colorplan 100lb
  • Hot Pink Colorplan 100lb
  • Bone Folder & Scoreboard
  • Scissors
  • Liquid Adhesive or Scor-tape
  • Ribbon and/or Bakers Twine
  • Optional:
    • Manual Die Cut Machine (for decorating your box) & Valentine Dies
    • Lawn Fawn Candy Hearts
      Cricut Machine and Design Space File
      • we have included this if you don’t want to cut and score the box by hand!

The box will measure 5 inches in length, 3 inches wide, with a depth of 2.5 inches. To create the box bottom, I cut a cardstock panel from Bubblegum cardstock to 10” x 8”. I scored my paper at 2.5” on all four sides. I then folded inward on all four score lines, using my bone folder.

 scoring base of Valentine's Day treat box

Using scissors, I cut along the right side of each tab created by the scoreline to the 2.5” measurement (see photo). Using liquid adhesive, I glued each of the tabs to its adjacent right inside of the box, making sure to get sharp right angles on my corners.

building base of box for Valentine's Treat Box

To create the box top, I cut a cardstock panel from Hot Pink cardstock that measured 7 1/8 by 5 1/8 inches. I scored my paper at 1” on all four sides. I then folded on all four score lines as we did with the bottom of the box. Using scissors, I cut along the right side of each of the 1” tabs. Using liquid adhesive, I glued each of the tabs to its adjacent right side of the box.

Building box lid for Valentine's Day treat boxes

To complete the box, I embellished it with Lawn Fawn Candy Heart die cuts and a “Be My Valentine” sentiment in Wild Cherry and Bubblegum.

Decorations on the top of candy box

Tips and Tricks:

  • Don’t want to measure, cut, and score? We have included Cricut files. The assembly process is the same!
  • If you are using a liquid adhesive that takes a while to dry, you can use binder clips or small clothespins to hold your box and lid together.
  • You can resize this box - just be sure to consider your paper size and cutting surface! I made my lids 1/8” bigger in length and width than the center of the box.
  • Switch it up! Incorporate patterned cardstock for your box top, use die cuts to embellish your box, add a pretty ribbon, etc! I do recommend at least 100 lb cardstock for your box bottom! My favorite box was made using our Lavender cardstock with accents in Cotton Candy.
Valentine's Day candy treat boxes


Making your own? We'd love to see your creations! Show us your creations on Facebook or Instagram.

Happy Crafting! Traci Selig

IG: @tracicrafty

Blog: Traci Crafty

Looking for more Valentine's Day inspiration? Find all of our Valentine's Day blogs HERE!

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