Valentine’s Day Crafting with Cricut
I am so in love with pillow boxes. I made a ton for Christmas (perfect for teacher presents / gift cards / candy…) so I knew I wanted to make more for the kids Valentine’s Day party at school. These make the best DIY kids handouts for classmates. Not only do they get yummy goodies, it will be the best packaged exchange there to really make their classmates feel special. These really are not just for Valentines Day though – these would be great for little birthday party surprise bags or birthday gifts to give to classmates. Party favors are always so much fun for kids, so why not make them super pretty. I am showing you 2 (well…. 2.5) different types of “boxes” that I use all the time. I have them designed already in Cricut’s Design Space Community so if you want to go make these. All you need is some paper, Cricut Maker and your Cricut scoring wheel (or stylus). And yes – I cut those cute little (like, SUPER tiny) holographic hearts on my nails out on my Maker!
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The pillow box is the fastest to make. It does some scoring lines (which I used my new single and double scoring wheel from Cricut – this can only be used on the Maker as it is part of the adaptive tool system). These still turn out so with the scoring stylus too – thats what I used for the past year. I have included 3 different sizes because it all kind of depends on what you are going to put in it. The small one is perfect for suckers (just a small modification for the stick). This happened on accident – the box was sitting right next to the pile of suckers and it hit me – they would make the cutest sucker / lollipop covers. I didn’t really have a plan for the suckers (besides sticking them in a card – ugh – boring……)
This was actually my favorite size for the heart candies and gum balls and Hershey’s chocolates. I mean, they don’t need 20 gum balls in each package so the small one is great for that. The other two sizes would be better for party favors or larger candies (like the big heart chocolates below). Maybe some stickers, bouncy ball, light up rings, balloons stamps…. small things like that. The small ones I can cut six pillow boxes out of one 12×12 sheet of card stock. The other sizes I only got 2 out of one sheet of 12×12 card stock but I was also left with a good piece of scrap paper when done.
I also included an envelope shaped one that I resized to fit the Warhead Pucker Pack candies perfectly. I think this would be a great way to package the Fun Dips too. We did Fun Dips last year so I didn’t buy them this year. I thought this would be so cute to package these like this. These are fairly fast as well. I can cut 3 out of one 12×12 sheet of card stock.
I used a bunch of different Cricut papers. My favorite are the thicker ones like Shimmer Paper (my all time fave). The Sparkle paper is also very nice to work with. The thicker papers you will use your double scoring wheel on. The thinner papers like the Deluxe Paper will take the single scoring wheel. I purchased the combo pack when it was on sale so I can have both on hand.
I love the licensed character papers, especially for this Valentines Day project. Kids love their characters. I did find that the Dory set was my favorite. It had many usable sheets. Some of the others only have one main print (with 2 copies of it in each set) then the others are either tonals or simple designs. I liked having more of the main print designs that the Dory had. I of course had to use the Avengers for the boys.
Here is a list of papers I used
I made a very quick youTube video (it’s only a minute and a half…) to show you how to construct each one. So simple – and you get to play with your glue gun (eekkkkk – LOVE when I can use that!) These are also kid friendly if you want to use scrapbooking tape (not sure the technical term for it) but I will say, hot glue is faster and more secure.
I seriously had so much fun making all these. And my kids are really excited I bought lots of candies for this blog post and they can FINALLY have some – haha. I hope I inspired you to make your own special valentines for your child’s classroom or daycare.