Making Valentines Day Boxes For School is so much fun! This step by step tutorial will show you how to make an adorable Vanity Valentines Day Box. Last year was the first year that we were given the task of coming up with a Valentine Box Idea. I had seen Valentines Day Boxes before but had never actually made one. So when my daughter came home from school and told me that they were having a contest for the best Valentine Day Box Idea I knew we had some work ahead of us.
Looking for homemade Valentines Day Cards ideas? Try these melted crayon heart Valentines!
How To Make Valentines Day Boxes For School
To recreate this vanity valentines day box you will need a few simple things. Almost everything we got came from the Dollar Store.
- 1 8×10 Mirror (or smaller)
- Girls play makeup
- Play beauty accessories like brush, jewelry, etc.
- Heart Stickers
- Styrofoam Heart for the Draw Knob.
- Sparkly Ribbon
- Pink Poster Board
- Medium Size Box
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Duct tape for Drawer
Now to make this particular Valentine Day Box I used a hot glue gun. It was easier for me and I felt like it held the pieces together better. But you could use white school glue if you would like.
How To Make a Vanity Valentine Box
The first thing you will want to do when making your box is to cut out a opening in the front where you are going to put your draw. If you decide to not make a draw you can just place a slot where the valentine cards will go.
Next Cover your entire box with pink poster board. I used a hot glue gun to apply mine. I applied the poster board in sections which made it much easier. Don’t worry if there are places where the pink poster board doesn’t completely cover on your valentine box. That’s what the ribbon is going to help cover.
Now take your ribbon and cover up all the seams of the box. I did all of the sides including the front of the box.
Now cut out a piece of card board that is bigger than your mirror. You wan’t it to overlap about 1 inch on all 4 sides. Place a matching piece of poster board over the cardboard and hot glue the mirror over the poster board side. After it’s completely dried hot glue the bottom to the valentine box portion. You will want the bottom of your mirror to be resting on the top of the box to resemble a vanity.
To make the draw is a little tricky. You want to make sure that you’re drawer is the right size so that it can go in and out of the box easily. This is where the valentine Day cards are going to go. To make this I first cute out a the bottom piece of cardboard and made sure that it was the same size as the box opening. Next I cut small sides and taped them to the bottom piece. Lastly I made the drawer top. You will want that piece to line up with the sides but make it a little taller than the opening. After your drawer is put together you will add the pink poster board over the sides covering it completely. Also on the front add the red ribbon to match the rest of the vanity. After your done take the styrofoam heart and hot glue it to the front of the drawer.
Add Your Own Style To this Valentines Day Box
Now is the fun part! Decorating. I first added the stickers to the drawer then to the mirror. Next I hot glued all of the accessories onto the top of the vanity. Lastly I added some fun jewelry to the side of the mirror and a picture of my daughter Aubrey.
We also decided to write a message on the front of the mirror.
My daughter and I had a BLAST making this vanity for her Valentine Day Box. It turned out so much cuter than I had envisioned.
Award Winning Valentines Day Boxes!
I mentioned above that my daughter’s valentine box would be judged at the Valentine’s Day party. There were so many unique valentine box ideas out there that I wasn’t surprised to see boxes like a vending machine valentine box, basket ball hoop valentine box and even a LEGO Brick Valentine Box. But when it came down to the winner the Vanity Valentine Box Idea came in First place! You should have seen my daughters face, it was priceless. And well worth the time it took to create this fun valentine’s day box.