This post is probably two weeks too late!!! But...hopefully there are some procrastinators out there I can help! Today, I'm talking Valentine Boxes!!
This is the first year one of my kiddos has had to make a box for school. Ebby Lee came home with a letter a few weeks ago giving us a couple instructions for her valentine box. I'm going to be honest. I LOST my mind and didn't even THINK to look at Pinterest. I tried to think of some ideas and I had NOTHING! At dinner, I told Tab that he should help her with this project. (Between the two of us, he's WAY more creative then I am.) Ebby Lee overheard us and quickly chimed in, "We should ask M to help me because M is an artist." Great point, E! M is super creative! I quickly texted her and she was sending me some ideas within minutes!!
So...in honor of my very first year to have to get creative with a valentine box...here are some fabulous options from Pinterest and Ebby Lee's finished box!!
#1 Lego Man Box (this was just a picture...no real link.)
Legos are SO popular right now! I'm sure tons of kiddos would love to have this for their box.
#2 Dog Box
If Nixon was making a box, I'd have to figure out how to make this a masculine dog! Nix would NEED this box. Isn't it SO cute??
#3 Minion Box
#3 Minion Valentine Box (this link had step-by-step instructions)
Seriously, when you were little PLEASE tell me what your valentine boxes looked like?? Mine were ALWAYS a shoe box wrapped in aluminum foil. Shiny, yes please! We'd make little accordion folded paper strips so they stuck out away from the box. (Does that make sense??) And I'd decorate it with valentine stickers. Every year that was my box.
(Don't worry, Mom, I really did LOVE it!).
When people ask "what did we do before Pinterest"...I clearly have an answer regarding valentine boxes!!!
#4 Frozen Valentine Box
Ebby Lee would absolutely LOVE this palace box!!! I'm sure every other little girl would as well!!
Marla is SUPER creative! She said several times that she wanted it to be something E could help with and she wanted to make sure we weren't doing ALL the work. This is what we did...
Marla showed up at my house with this pattern. See what I mean about creative??
We used a bunch of randomness from around the house. A big wide shoe box, a smaller thinner shoe box, two paper towel rolls, paper, stickers...
We wrapped both boxes in pink paper.
We cut a hole, so the thin box fit inside the other box.
Then we wrapped the paper towel rolls in purple paper and hot glued those to the sides. We used sparkly paper for the top (cone part) of the towers. And...we hot glued a couple other things to the "castle". (The letter "E", a princess, a horse, some pom poms).
Then we set Ebby Lee loose with lots of stickers!!!
Finally...the finished product!! To be honest, the hardest part was wrapping the boxes!!
I'd LOVE to hear what your valentine box looked like (BEFORE we had Pinterest)!!! Please leave a comment and let me know! And, I hope if you still have a valentine box to make that one of these ideas can help!
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