Want to make your Valentine something special for Valentine’s Day? Make this DIY Valentine candy box and fill it with all their favorite chocolates, candies or treats. This is so much more personal than going with a pre-made candy box.
Download The DIY Valentine Candy Box Template
You can download this free candy box Template from my members only free library (design #29 under Valentine Crafts or search “Valentine candy box”).
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If you want more, here are 20 easy and adorable Valentine Crafts!
- 12″x12″ Medium Weight Cardstock in Valentine Colors like this pack here.
- Decorative paper (for the box sides)
- .007 Craft plastic Sheets – these are the sheets that I am using.
- Cricut Pens for writing on your box top.
- A good craft glue – this Bearly Art craft glue is what I am using.
- Scoring Stylus (which is what I will be using in this tutorial with the Explore) or Scoring Wheel (Maker only). Or you can fold by hand.
- Cricut Maker or Explore Cutting Machine and a cutting mat.
- Valentine Candy Box Template (available in my free members library design #29 under Valentine Crafts —get the password by filling out the form here.)
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DIY Valentine Candy Box Instructions
Step 1: Modify Score Lines & Text
Upload the Valentine candy box template to Cricut Design Space. For help with uploading SVG files, check out my tutorial here.
Click on “Ungroup” to ungroup all of your layers. You will see 4 layers with cut lines. These will be your score line so change the operation of these lines to score. Then select the score line and the layer underneath and select “Attach” to attach the score line where it will score.
Note: If you are not using a scoring tool then you will delete these lines instead.
Change the “BE MINE Valentine” operation to Pen. And then attach the pen layer to the heart layer your Cricut will write on. If you are not using your Cricut to write on this, or you want to write your own text, then delete the text layer instead. And then cut out all of your pieces.
Step 2: Assemble Bow
Glue the bow pieces on top of the bow outlines. Make sure to line these up before gluing so that you don’t add glue to the wrong side. Then glue the ribbon with the bow to the front of the heart box lid.
Step 3: Assemble Box Lid
To assemble the box lid, start by gluing the 2 matching rectangle pieces together. You are using the taller pieces for the lid and the shorter rectangle pieces later for the bottom of the box. Glue the decorative pieces on top.
Fold each of the tab pieces in and attach them to the box lid. To attach them, start with the middle part (where you glued the pieces together) and attach this to the top of the heart where the point starts. Work your way around the heart until all pieces have been glued down. Attach the sides together, gluing on the tab piece.
Step 4: Attach Clear Window
Glue the clear window to the inside of the heart lid. And then glue the red heart on top to give a clean finish for your lid.
Step 5: Assemble Box Bottom
Repeat step 3 to assemble the bottom box layer. Then fill your box with chocolates, candy or treats and add the lid. This valentine candy box makes a great alternative to traditional candy boxes on the shelves each year.