Top 10 DIY Valentine Box Ideas for School

Flip sequin craft idea - Valentine card box

Top 10 DIY Valentine Box Ideas for School

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I’ve rounded up 10 of the cutest DIY Valentine box ideas I’ve found on the web. I’ve included a few Design Improvised creations as well for a bit of shameless self-promotion! My latest craft is this sparkly flip sequin Valentine box that I recently made for Oriental Trading’s My daughters are already fighting over who gets to take it to school. 🙂

Top 10 Valentine Box Ideas

DIY Valentine Boxes for School

I remember how much I loved decorating my own Valentine box for school as a kid, and my daughters are no different. These DIY Valentine boxes are easy enough for elementary school kids to do with a little adult assistance. I’ve included a range of ideas that use the standard shoebox, to an oatmeal container, to pieces of cardboard. Gather up your supplies and have fun improvising on these ideas with your child!

1. Harry Potter Valentine Box via Fun Money Mom

My Harry Potter obsessed 10 year old would love this valentine box. It is as simple as covering a shoebox with construction paper and using a little creativity for his features. Tutorial here.

Harry Potter Valentine Box Idea

2. Cactus Valentine Box via Alice and Lois for

You don’t have to worry about getting poked by this cute cactus! This may just be the simplest box you can make. Cover a shoebox with white paper and top it with a green construction paper cactus. Tutorial here.

Cactus Valentine Card Shoe Box Decorating Idea

3. Bumblebee Valentine Box via I Heart Crafty Things

I mean how precious is this? This is especially cute for younger school children. Transform a cylinder oatmeal container into the cutest bee with construction paper stripes and doilies for the wings. Tutorial here.

Bumblebee Valentine Box

4. Pom-Pom Valentine Box via Design Improvised

Not just adults like myself love pom-poms, kids do too! I made this pom-pom box a few years ago and it has been a hit with you all. I love seeing you create your own versions to take to school! Tutorial here.

Pom-pom Heart Valentine Box

5. Princess Castle Valentine Card Box via Giggles Galore for

This box makes a big impact but is actually pretty simple to make! Cover a large box with decorative paper and add turrets of rolled cardstock for this impressive castle card box. Tutorial here.

Castle Valentine Card Box Idea for Girls

6. Flip Sequin Valentine Box via Design Improvised for Fun

This extra-large Valentine box uses the oh-so-trendy flip sequin fabric along with flip sequin heart patches. Expect lots of friends to want to touch it at school! Tutorial here.

Flip sequin craft idea - Valentine card box

7. Shark Valentine Box via The Crafting Chicks for

As a mom to girls, the school Valentine box ideas that caught my eye tended to be more girly, but this shark one is a fun one for girls and boys! I love that his big mouth opens up to eat all the Valentine cards. Cover a square box with blue paper and add fins. Tutorial here.

Shark Valentine Box for Boys

8. Floral Valentine Mailbox via Design Improvised

I’m going to be honest, I made this one for myself. 🙂 Kids aren’t the only ones who should have fun making a Valentine card box, right? I loved turning a paper mache mailbox into a floral covered beauty! Tutorial here.

Flower Valentine Card Box

9. Rainbow Valentine Box via Giggles Galore for

What a fun and easy project for your child. Start by covering a shoebox with light blue paper. Then paint a colorful rainbow and add heart stickers and letter stickers for their name. Tutorial here.

Rainbow Valentine Card Box Idea for Girls

10. Post Office Mailbox via Lily Ardor

This last idea is the most time intensive of the ideas, but it was too cool not to share! If you child loves to build things then this Valentine’s day project is for you. Use sheets of cardboard to create this realistic blue USPS mailbox to hold all your Valentines. It even includes the cute “Cupid’s Post Office” printable. Tutorial here.

Mailbox FValentine Box for Elementary School

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  1. This is such an awesome collection of Valentine’s Day card box ideas. So much creativity!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 🙂

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