Valentine’s Day is coming up and if you are giving gifts, these conversation heart DIY valentine gift boxes are the perfect way to do so. Just a little paint and your craft cutting machine will give you some cute boxes for parties and so much more. Personalize the colors and sayings as well to make this pretty gift wrapping idea extra special.
- Darice Paper Mache Heart Boxes
- Darice Craft Paint
- Craft Cutting Machine (like a Cricut or Silhouette)
- Conversation Hearts Cut File
- Transfer Tape
Start by painting the paper mache boxes in the color of your choice. You will need to paint both the top as well as the bottom. With paper mache, always do light coats of paint. Then allow to dry and add another coat. These boxes took me approximately three coats for full coverage.
While your paint is drying, you can download the hearts cut file here. Then upload that cut file to your crafter cutter. Cut the designs from vinyl. Then weed away all of the excess vinyl around the outside as well as the centers of letters.
You will then need to use transfer tape to move the design from the backing paper to the paper mache boxes. Paper mache can be delicate so I recommend cutting a piece of transfer tape to the size of your design then sticking it to your shirt a few times. This will make it less sticky and therefore less likely to damage your paper mache. Then use the transfer tape on the top of your design and burnish well.
Peel the backing paper from the design.
Then put the design on the painted paper mache boxes.
Burnish it well then peel back the transfer tape. Be careful when pulling back to ensure that the paper mache is not damaged.
Repeat for the rest of your boxes. We have several different conversation heart designs to make a variety of gift boxes.
Then just add in a small gift and give to anyone for Valentine’s Day. These are also great for favors at the kids’ school Valentine’s Day party. So, make your own conversation heart DIY valentine treat boxes this year.
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