make your own valentines box out of a cereal box

January 30, 2010

We made these Valentines boxes one morning out of a cereal box, some contact paper, scrapbooking paper and dollar store foam stickers.

I was inspired by one of our Valentines books called Secret Valentine by Laura Damon.

I cut the box in half and then cut up in an angle on both sides. 

We ended up with this.

Next, we covered the boxes with contact paper.

Finally, we lined the insides with paper and then decorated the front with foam stickers. The one with the two birds is for me and Ben (Juliet will drop her cards to us in this box) and the one with xoxo on it is Juliet's. I will be filling it up with a little note or surprise every day.

Have you made a Valentine's box with your child this year? What was your inspiration? What materials did you use? 



Rolfe Bautista said...

this is very creative. I know what to give on valentines now ;)

Debbie said...

I love this idea! They turned out great!

The Life of Blights said...

You are so creative and such a good mommy! When Lil Man gets a bit older, we will try out all your ideas. Love them:)

Infant Bibliophile said...

This is so cute! I really like it. I haven't made a box for my son. I'm not sure if I'll get him anything this year (is that awful? he's only 2). I might buy him a new book. Oh, I just remembered that I just ordered him a new Melissa and Doug puzzle online last night, so maybe I'll call that a Valentine's Day gift.

artsy_momma said...

Cute! I still have cereal boxes saved to make book organizers with!

Adriana said...

I just bookmarked this one too! Thanks for the great ideas!

Kim said...

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Elise said...

Oh I love these Valentines boxes and the fact that you were inspired by such a sweet book. They are gorgeous. I plan on making some sort of valentine boxes with my children this week so we can exchange mail in the lead up to Valentiens day. I don't have a plan as to what materials we will use yet, but after seeing your post I am going to start thinking about some options.

The cards made using the muffin tin liners are also so very cute. It is such a neat idea to use these liners to write Juliet's name. What a precious card that your baby girl made for you.

Do you have an all time favourite Valentines Day book you would recommend that is suitable for a three or four year old?

Anne said...

These are so cute! I think we will be doing this this week. Thanks for the idea. I'm a first time visitor!

Jackie said...

The boxes turned out great! I haven't decided what we will make to hold our cards yet, but this may be what we do. Thanks for all of the great ideas.

Sadie from said...

A great idea to reuse!! I love it!

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