With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start planning and making all of the cute Valentine’s cards and gifts! Here’s an easy and fun idea for your kiddo’s classroom gifts that will for sure make them the favorite of the class! After you create these fun little gift boxes you can fill them with candy, little trinkets, or stickers. Then, stuff the top with tissue paper and they are ready to hand out. They are small enough to fit in your child’s classmates' Valentine's boxes, or make larger ones to fill with gifts for your own children. The ideas are endless!
To create these adorable mini Valentine’s Day gift boxes, you will need:
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
- Kromekote White
- Silver MirriSparkle
- Pink Sapphire MirriSparkle
- Red Wagon MirriSparkle
- Cricut Machine
- Cricut Scoring Tool
- Foam Dots Adhesive
- Scor-Tape or Glue
Now that you have everything you need, let’s get to work creating these tiny Valentine’s gift boxes!
To begin, cut all of your pieces on your cutting machine. The cutting file for this project can be found by clicking this link to Cricut Design Space:
Valentine’s Day Classroom Gift Boxes
For this project you will use the “print then cut” feature in Cricut Design Space. I use this feature when I will be making multiples of projects in a large batch. It’s a time saver, that’s for sure! For tips and tricks using print then cut you can follow this link to the “how to” from Cricut: How to print then cut on Cricut Machines.
Print and cut all of the Valentine’s designs, and cut and score all of your glitter paper for the boxes. I used Kromekote White for the print then cut, and MirriSparkle Silver, Red Wagon, and Pink Sapphire for the boxes. This glitter paper is perfect for projects like this because it doesn't shed it's glitter!
You’ll start the assembly process by folding along all of the score lines on the box cutout. One thing I LOVE about the MirriSparkle glitter paper is how beautifully it cuts and folds! Even folding nice and crisp folds in this glitter paper won't make it crack, it’s amazing!
Using Scor-Tape, stick the side flap to the side of the bag, and the bottom flaps together to form the gift box. You can use glue to assemble the box, however, I love using Scor-Tape because you don’t have to hold together the pieces and wait for them to dry. With Scor-Tape the bond is instant and super strong!
The next step is to attach the little Valentine’s sentiment printout pieces to the front of the box. I used adhesive foam dots to do this because I love the added dimension. You could also use Scor-Tape or wet glue.
You can use tissue paper to enhance the look of the gift box, or just fill it with some treats or trinkets, and it’s ready to go. You can also add additional embellishments if desired. Once you have your gift bag embellished as desired, you are all done!
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