I absolutely love Valentine’s Day crafting! It probably has something to do with how much I love the color pink, but it is also so much fun to create things that tell the people in your life how special they are! Whether it is your significant other, family, friends, co-workers or neighbors, everyone loves receiving little treats or kind words. While we don’t really need a holiday to do this, I don’t mind having another special time of the year to tell those around me how much I love and appreciate them! These Valentine’s Day treat boxes are perfect for this AND you really can use them any time of the year. Switch up your patterned card stock and these can work for any holiday, season, special occasion or random day of the year.
I made these in early January, right after Christmas when I was playing around with my new Cricut cutting machine. You can of course make these by hand, as I have always done, but there is also a free SVG file if you want to make them with your cutting machine! Things have been super busy around here since the middle of January so I am happy I have these made and ready to use in a couple weeks. Our February is always really busy – my husband gets extra busy at work, we have three February birthdays in our family, and I am excited to be costume designing a show that opens at the end of February. So we are extra busy, which helps speed up these cold, snowy days! It is snowing as I write this, and while it is beautiful out, I am already antsy for spring!
Below is the tutorial and the free printable pattern so you can whip up your own Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes! This project is a spin on my popular Cookie Treat Boxes, which feature a square window instead of a heart. Both boxes are a great size for treats, small gifts or even a tiny plant! I have updated my Cookie Treat Boxes to now also include a free SVG cut file – yay! :)
Supplies Needed For Valentine’s Day Treat Box:
- Free printable pattern: located at the end of the post
- (2) 8″ x 10″ sheets of patterned paper, or (2) 12″ x 12″ sheets of patterned paper
- Paper cutter, scissors, X-Acto knife or cutting machine
- Scoring board and stylus
- Glue stick or tape runner
- Brads, Velcro Dots, or hole punch and ribbons for closure
Step One: Cut out the free printable pattern. You can download the pattern (at the end of this post). If you are using the PDF pattern, cut out the pattern pieces and trace them onto the backside of your decorative paper. Draw in the fold lines using a ruler and pencil. Cut each piece out, using an X-Acto knife and cutting matte to cut out the heart window.
If you have a cutting machine, you can use the SVG cutting file and cut out each pattern piece. I have a Cricut so these directions are for using Cricut Design Space. When you import the SVG file into Design Space, you will need to change the score lines from cut lines to scoring lines. Then “Select All” and “Attach”. Then you are ready to GO!
Step Two: Score the fold lines. I love using a scoring board and stylus for this to get nice crisp fold lines. Score lines are built into the SVG file, just make sure to follow the directions in Step One. The score lines will initially show up as cut lines until you change them.
Step Three: Attach clear plastic to the back of each heart window. I use craft plastic, which works really well for treat boxes. Cut a square slightly larger than the heart but not too big that it will cover your fold lines. Attach with a glue stick or a tape runner.
Step Four: Fold along the fold lines!
Step Five: Assemble the box. Adhere the two pieces together using a glue stick or tape runner. Fold in the bottom of the box as shown in the pictures below.
Step Six: Finish the box off by adding a way for it to stay closed at the top! I chose to use these fun pineapple brads I had on hand and they worked great. I just marked a center point and punched a hole with the sharp end of my stylus. You could also punch two holes and use ribbon or twine or you could hold them together with cute little binder clips or even Velcro dots!
These sweet little treat boxes are ready to be filled and gifted! I filled mine with red and pink M&M cookies and plan to gift them for Valentine’s Day. They can be used all year-round for any occasion. I think they’d look pretty at a bridal shower! Happy Crafting! :)
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