For Valentine’s Day, my daughter had to bring her own Valentine’s Day box.
At first I figured we’d buy some foam stickers, slap them on a box and then call it a day.
Oh no. Not once Little Miss saw the works of art coming into her classroom! People are SERIOUS about Valentine’s Day boxes nowadays y’all (we made a Minion Valentine Box for my son! ).
A simple mailbox was NOT going to cut it.
In fact, I even suggested we make a purse out of an oatmeal can and was told by my daughter, “That’s so boring and not very creative.”.
Well exxxxccccuuusseee me my FIVE year old!
She came up with a Frozen box, but other than the concept, she didn’t really have a lot of vision for it.
She said “just paper and glue and cut cut cut”.
We scoured the house for odds and ends and grabbed the trust hot glue gun and came up with the design you see above.
This is really just a hodge podge of various things we had lying around, but I’m going to include instructions in case you are curious (I have found that Pinterest Valentine’s Day boxes are woefully absent of directions in most cases!).
Supplies we used for our Olaf Valentine’s Day Box:
- Hot Glue Gun
- Silver garland (believe it or not, I had this laying around. I’m strange)
- cotton balls
- Printable Olaf found here
- Empty Nature box (any “laptop” type box will work, but this is what we had on hand)
How we made our Olaf Valentine’s Day Box:
First we hot glued the “frozen” garland around the sides of the box. It wrapped around twice.
Next cut a hole for the cards to go in in the top
Then to cover up the seams of the box, we hot glued cotton balls (snowballs) all around the edge
Next we broke up the cotton balls to create wispy snow and hot glued that to the top of the box
Finally, we glued Olaf to some cardboard and folded a bit of it on the bottom to hot glue him to the box (I had to hot glue a big cotton ball in front of him to keep him from falling forward!
The very last thing we did (because her name needed to be on there somewhere!) was cut out a heart and put our favorite Olaf quote on it with my daughter’s name.
It was a bit of a headache because I completely came up with this concept out of the blue. I like to be creative, but honestly I’m NOT very creative so it’s a bit of a brain drain!
Add to that, I’m making my daughter an outfit for tomorrow AND it’s 6:20pm AND I haven’t even started on it yet!
I’m a glutton for punishment!
What kind of Valentine’s Day box did your child make?