I can’t wait until the day I get to help my children with their Valentines. It’s such a fun way to show how much you love and appreciate your friends, not to mention hinting about your crush on that boy in your 4th grade class.
Sometimes it’s nice to shy away from the typical Batman Valentines we all use. Oh, you didn’t use them? Was it just me?
Don’t tell me this doesn’t scream romance.
For these Valentines, I used chinese takeout boxes found at the dollar store. They were super cheap and they’re the perfect size.
You’ll need: Chinese takeout boxes, Mod Podge, a paintbrush, glitter, and red pipe cleaner.
You can wrap pipe cleaner around the wire or just leave it plain. It’s cute either way. If you use the pipe cleaner, wrap it before you start painting. Trust me. It’s cleaner for all parties involved.
Cover the front, top, and sides of the box with Mod Podge.
Sprinkle glitter at the bottom starting with your lightest color. And ombre your way on up.
Let dry and fill with candy and tinsel shred. Maybe throw some money in there. I don’t know.
Embellish if you must. I found some glittered sticky foam paper and cut hearts out. I just love glitter. I love it.
I miss being in 4th grade and making Valentines for all my crushes. And I also miss having my mother
slave away all night assist in making the BEST box possible. She’s so crafty, that woman.
Do you have a favorite Valentine you made? Were you a store-bought girl, or a home-made girl? Please leave a comment. I’d love to hear back!