Every year I design a fun Valentines Day printable for you to gift or send to all your friends. And every year I have the best intentions to actually give them to my friends. Some years I write names on them and pop them in envelopes. But very rarely have I actually followed through and sent them. THE worst, right? *sigh* oh well, this year I’m being a bit less ambitious and only giving some sweet treat boxes to those I’ll see Valentine’s week. I’ll pour my effort into helping the kids address the Valentine’s they craft for their pre-school class.
When I was deciding what to make for my Valentines this year, I knew I wanted to include some hand lettering (of course!) and I wanted to do something other than just a flat card or post card as I have done in the past. SO I’m pleased to introduce you to these little Valentines treat boxes! Just print these babies off on cardstock, cut, glue, fill, and tie up your sweet treats for the perfect Valentine’s gift. You could even fit one of those mini gift cards in here if you wanted to- or whatever is small enough to stuff in there. I chose Lindt Truffles because I’m a bit of an addict but you do you ;)
To make your own Valentine’s Treat Boxes, you’ll need:
- The printable PDF file, printed double sided on card stock
- Scoring tool and straight edge (optional)
- Glue or double sided tape
Alright, the first step is printing these guys off. You could totally print them at home if you like, but I find that the card stock you get printed at a print shop is just the tiniest bit more sturdy- maybe it’s all in the mind but I’m always more impressed with it than when I buy a ream myself. The Staples Copy and Print gals and I are on a first name basis- no big deal.
Make sure you print them double sided, then flip to the back where you’ll find the box template and start cutting. I cut some using a craft knife and some using scissors. Pick your poison- both worked great. Then, I scored the fold lines and folded with a straight edge. This is totally optional to score them BUT it’s amazing how much easier it will make folding!
Now that they’re cut and folded, let’s glue! I just used one of my kids’ glue sticks and it worked great BUT on a normal day I would have used double sided tape… but I ran out. Now you know that both work ;) Leave one side of the box open (the lid) so you can fill with your goodies!
Now, fill ’em up and tie up with a ribbon! You could also close that final flap with a little heart sticker instead of ribbon… or bakers twine, but I had this glitter ribbon leftover and knew it was the perfect match.
So there you have it! The printable file makes it so simple to pull these together in a flash and I love that you can stash any kind of treat inside! So tell me, do you give Valentines out to your friends even as an adult?
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