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DIY Valentine “Donut” Gift Box

DIY Valentine Donut Gift Box

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and all the stores are filled with the usual valentines, stuffed animals, and chocolates.

Would you like to step away from the usual and create something extraordinary and fun?!

Follow along with me and I will show you how to create your own Valentine’s Day Donut Gift Box for that someone special you “donut” know what you would do without!

Can you guess what the treat will be? 

TO GET STARTED, you will need:

  • Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
    • Cardstock Warehouse White Sweet Tooth
    • Cardstock Warehouse China White
    • Cardstock Warehouse Wild Cherry
    • Cardstock Warehouse Cotton Candy
    • Cardstock Warehouse Pink Lemonade
    • Cardstock Warehouse Berrylicious
    • Cardstock Warehouse Black Licorice
  • Red, Pink, Brown, Black Ink Pads
  • White Gel Pen
  • Sentiment Stamps
  • Mini Tag Metal Dies
  • Die-cutting Machine
  • Embellishments – ribbon, enamel dots, twine, button, etc
  • Adhesive Tape and Glue Pen

Supplies for Paper Donut Valentine Gift Box


To create my Donut, I used the SVG Cutting File Kawaii Donut, but if you don’t have a cutting machine, no worries, Cardstock Warehouse has a FREE Donut template HERE.

The Donut was cut out using Cardstock Warehouse Black LicoriceChina White, and Pink Lemonade. See all of the papers in our Valentine's Day Cardstock Collection.

I like giving the edges of my die-cuts some light inking to give them a bit more dimension, but this is completely optional. I decorated my donut with some Heart die-cuts I made using my Cricut Cuttlebug Machine and metal dies. You could also use Heart Stickers or Foam Hearts from your local craft or dollar store. I then used my EK Success ZIG Glue Pen to adhere the hearts to my donut. To add personalization to my donut, I used some face stamps and added details using a White Gel Pen and Pink Color Pencil. Your Donut is now ready to add to your box.

Paper Donut Assembly for Paper Donut Valentine Gift Box


To create my Donut Gift Box, I used the SVG Cutting Files Arched Caddy Box. These files come with a PDF file, which makes it easy for those without a cutting machine to use as well. Simply print out your template and trace on to your paper.

I cut out my box using the Cardstock Warehouse Berrylicious Blue Pop-Tone. This cardstock comes in a 100 lb. cover which is perfect for these kinds of projects. It’s sturdy so you know your box will hold up to some weight, but yet easy to score and work with. If you are not sure about the differences of paper weights or if your machine will cut them out, be sure to take a look at the Paper 101 Guide from Cardstock Warehouse.

Once I had my box cut out, I folded all my score lines and used Scor-Tape Adhesive to assemble my box following the instructions included with the cutting file. All sentiments are from Jaded Blossom and were stamped onto some Cardstock Warehouse White Sweet Tooth cardstock. I just love the look of my stamps on this paper!

To finish off my box, I tied some ribbon around the handle, added a button with twine and my sentiment. To the front of the box I added the Donut I had made earlier, another sentiment piece and some enamel dots.

Donut Gift Box Valentine Assembly

The Donut Box Holder is now ready to be filled with a delicious valentine donut and given to someone special. I added my donut to a plastic bag from my local craft store and tied with some twine.

Finished Donut Treat Box Valentine

Now, it’s your turn to make your own Donut Gift Box. We’d love to see! Be sure to show us on Facebook or Instagram.


Thank You for stopping by!

- Marlene (ScrappinCookie)

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1 comment

Love this adorable card! TFS


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