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3 Last Minute Valentine

3 Last Minute Valentine's Day Projects

Are you in a rush to create something for a Valentine's Day party? Check out our three quick and easy projects for creating Valentine's boxes. Our expert crafters have gathered some of their tips and tricks to making some fun and whimsical boxes. Gather your leftover boxes from the holidays, from shipping, or any box you have to create these adorable projects.

So if you kids tell you the night before that they need something for their class party, don't fret Plaid has got you covered. Most of the materials used in these projects are probably things you have at home, which makes these craft easy and affordable.

This weekend gather your kids for family craft night as you Reclaim, Recreate, and Relove your extras for to make beautiful Valentine's boxes your kids will love!

Fill your Valentine's Day with love with this simple and sweet Mod Podge Heart Box.

Mod Podge Heart Box

  • Paper Mache Heart Box - (This box is available at your local craft store)
  • Napkins - You can use recycled napkins from a dinner/birthday party.
  • Exacto Knife
  • Mod Podge ® Matte, 4 oz., #CS11305
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Titanium White, 2 oz., #480
  • FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Wash Brush Set, #50603E

Expert tips:
- You can use scissors or a heart-shaped paper punch to make the heart shapes.
- You can also use stencils to create your favorite shapes on a plain napkin and then cut the design out.
- Adult supervision is recommended for using an Exacto-knife.

Make your V-day box into a sweet treat that will look good enough to eat. 

Apple Barrel Donut Box:

  • Circle Box
  • Exacto Knife
  • Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc., #50536
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Lite Mocha, 2 oz., #21489
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Grape Jam, 2 oz., # 21176
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Purple Iris, 2 oz., #21486
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Candy Pink, 2 oz., #21465
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz., #20503

Expert Tips:
- This paper mache box was also purchased at Hobby Lobby, but you could also repurpose an old hat box.
- Draw a circle on the box to guide the purple “frosting” when painting.
- Add your favorite donut puns to the box to give your friends a good laugh. Here are some suggestions: "Donut Go Breaking My Heart!" or "I Donut Know What I'd Do Without You." or "Donut Forget You're An Awesome Friend." or "Donut Worry, Be Happy."
- Adult supervision is recommended for using an Exacto-knife.

Your child will be the talk of the class with this unique robot box idea. 

Apple Barrel Robot Box:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paper Cups
  • Hot Glue/Paper Tape
  • Exacto Knife
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pure Silver, 2 oz., #20762
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Red, 2 oz., #20501
  • FolkArt ® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint - Silver, 2 oz., #5876
  • FolkArt ® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint - Red, 2 oz., #5883

Expert tips:
- You can either use a hot glue gun or scotch tape to adhere the boxes closed. We wouldn’t recommend using packaging tape. 
- This craft is a great way to recycle shipping boxes from the holidays.
- Feel free to choose your own colors when making your robot.

Grab a bottle of FolkArt Glitterific to give your project sparkle this Valentine's Day!

If you liked this blog from our experts, stay tuned all throughout the year as we highlight our design team and their journey to creating all the crafts that you see here on 

If you craft any of these fun boxes, share a photo with us on social using #PlaidCrafts. 

Happy Crafting! 
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