You’ve Been Framed!
Valentines Gift Box
• I love when I can come up with an idea that
serves a dual purpose and I think this
Valentines gift box is great for that.
• Your local party store has tons of gift boxes,
some plain, some covered in different paper –
the choices are endless.
• Why not create something to give a loved one
that is a step up the drugstore candy valentine?
• This is a simple project – have fun!
Valentines Gift Box
You will need:
- Empty gift box – size/color up to you
- Two complementary papers
- Old fashioned Valentines card (or any card you like)
- Blank frame - ideally similar size to your box top
- Decorative or Washi Tape
- Bakers twine, or ribbon
• Remove heart template from frame. Set aside.
You will need later.
• Place your frame UPSIDE DOWN on the
“wrong side of the paper.
• Trace out overall shape and heart shape.
• Cut out. HINT: For cutting out the heart
shape, make a little cut in the middle and then
cut out to the edge (like spokes in a wheel.)
Easier to get a cleaner cut that way.
• Glue your paper to the frame, making sure
your opening is correct for the heart insert.
• Glue your Valentines card to your 2nd
• Cut out, leaving approx. 1” around your image
as a “frame”
• Glue your card and backing paper to front of
• HINT: I like when it hangs off the end of the
frame – it makes it more interesting. But
make sure the bottom is flush to the frame. If
you use it as a frame, it will not stand up
correctly if bottom is not even.
• Choose the photo you would like to insert into
• Using the heart template you previously set
aside, lay over your image to make sure you
are able to capture the photo in the way you
• The next part is optional…but I wanted to
dress my gift box up.
• Wrap the top and sides of your box with
decorative or Washi tape. I like how these
patterns complemented the color of the box as
well as my background papers.
• Tape the piece that will hold up your frame
inside the box top so it does not get lost.
• Lightly glue your frame to the box top.
• The lid of the box will come off with the frame
intact so the recipient can get to the goodies
inside – diamonds, chocolate, new car keys
• Your loved one can also take the frame off the
box top and use it as a stand alone frame and
still have a prettily decorated box to keep.
• Wrap it up in some bakers twine…I liked the
way that looked with the old fashioned card.
With just a couple simple supplies, you can create one-of-a-kind
cards and gifts for your friends and family. The only limit is your
imagination! For more ideas and hints on bringing creativity into
your daily life visit my blog, “The Everyday Muse” @
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