Rustic Valentin's Box DIY Tutorial

Rustic Valentine’s Card Box

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Box? Here is our Rustic Valentine Card box

I still remember my second grade Valentine’s box. It was a big white box that we made look like a mailbox. Now that I have kids, I get to help them make their own Valentine’s box. It’s a fun way for us to create something together. I love getting valentine’s from my kids (and stealing their candy).
We’ve created a rustic Valentine’s box for you that is super simple. Check it out and comment below if you like this craft.


  • Cardboard/Box Board
  • –I used a scrap baker box that had wrapped cookies in it. You can use a cereal box or a snack cracker box as well.
  • Pink Burlap Scrapbook Paper
  • -DCWV 12X12 burlap paper
  • Scrap Piece of Paper (8.5 x 11)
  • Raffia
  • Wood Heart Cut Out
  • Brown Acrylic Paint
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Sand Paper (fine grit, such as 300-400)
  • Hot Glue
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush


Fold a piece of scrap paper in half (along the 11″ edge) and cut out a heart. My heart measured 8″ x 9″. You’ll want to make sure the bottom edge of the heart is generally flat so that it will stand up when you are finished.
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Place the heart on the cardboard and trace it with a pencil. Cut out the heart. Repeat until you have 2 hearts. 

Cut 2 small pieces of cardboard about 12″ x 2″ long depending on the size of your heart.
Fold one piece around the bottom 2/3rd of the strip. Place that fold at the point of the bottom of the heart.
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Use hot glue and affix it to one side of the heart. Continue by attaching the other strip of the cardboard to the heart using hot glue. Leave a small portion open to insert valentine cards.
Use hot glue to attach the remaining heart to create a box.  Valentines box ideas

Trace the heart onto a piece of burlap scrapbook paper. Cut out with scissors and attach to the cardboard heart with hot glue.
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Paint the small wood heart cut out with brown acrylic paint and let dry. Add a coat of white acrylic paint on top of the brown and let dry completely. Use fine sand paper to distress the heart. 
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Cut raffia and tie it around the heart. Knot it and affix with hot glue if necessary. Add the wood heart cutout by attaching it with hot glue.

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Let us know what you think! Do you have a favorite Valentine’s treat you steal from your kids?

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