Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you'll love this small Valentine's Candy Box that is very simple to make.  It is just big enough to give a small token of your appreciation to the people that brighten your day, every day.  I found the SVG and PDF Format for this box here at Simply Crafty SVG's.

DIY Valentine Candy Gift Box made with cardstock

You can either use the SVG and cut it out with your electric cutting machine or use the PDF and print it out and fussy cut it out with scissors.  Let's get started!

Small Candy of your choice
Either an Electric Cutting Machine or a Printer
Scissors (if using the PDF)
Glue of your choice
12 Inch Paper Trimmer

Valentine Box cutout from SVG file on cutting mat
I am using the SVG in this tutorial.  Place the pattern onto your virtual cutting mat to cut.
Printed cardstock from Echo Park used in Valentine's Candy Box
I chose Echo Park's Love Story Collection for my Valentine's Candy Box.  The Cardstock I chose from the collection was 1 sheet of Snapshot #LS40007.
Patterned paper on cutting board
Cut, with your paper trimmer, a 6X8 inch piece of Snapshot cardstock and place it on your mat.
Patterned paper ready to cut with personal cutting machine
Place it in your cutting machine to cut out the base of the Candy Box.
White glitter cardstock used in Valentine Candy Box
Using White Glitter Cardstock, trim with your trimmer, a 5x5 inch piece of the glitter cardstock.
Cardstock pieces on cutting mat
Placing the top and bottom portion of the pattern onto your virtual cutting mat you are ready for the next step.
Glitter cardstock ready to be cut on cutting mat
After placing the glitter cardstock onto the mat, cut the pieces in your electric cutting machine.
Glitter cutout for Valentine Candy Box
Make sure to gently push back the diamonds out of the heart for this has a tendency to tear if you push forward.
Valentine box SVG cutout ready to assemble
To start assembly, Taking your base, fold inwards or towards the backside of the cardstock at all the score lines.
Applying glue to tabs for DIY Valentine Candy Box
Once all your score lines are folded, put glue on the two small tabs.
Applying adhesive to cardstock pieces to be included in Valentine Candy Box
Glue on the second one also.
Valentine Candy Box assembly instruction
Folding the two squares inward, I found that laying the heart flat on the table and glueing the squares flat onto the heart onto the table was how I got the best hold.
Assembly instruction for Valentine Candy Box
Picking the box back up onto the bottom area, put glue onto the large side tab.
Valentine Candy Box in final stages of assembly
Once you have glue on the large side tab, gently lay over the large square onto the flap you just put glue on.  Make sure to line it up perfectly SQUARE.  No overlap.
Valentine Candy Box assembly procedure
This was the way I found easiest to glue the large square above down.  I picked it up and put my finger inside and rubbed the tab smooth until it was dry.
Valentine Candy Box made with SVG file and die-cutting machine
Now you are left with the opening to put your small goodies in.  DO NOT GLUE THIS SHUT.
Apply glue to heart-shape glitter grid for Valentine Candy Box
Taking the glitter cardstock overlay, Lightly glue the back as shown.
Apply glitter heart shape to Valentine Candy Box
Lay the overlay heart over the base heart and press it lightly.  I found turning the heart face down on the desk and rubbing it on the desk was the easiest way.
Turning the box around, Put glue on the back of the box square.
Working with DIY Valentine Candy Box made with cardstock
Again, turning the heart desk down, glue the box part to the heart rubbing the inside of the box to securely glue it together.
One step in assembly of cardstock Valentine Candy Box
Put glue on the back of the rectangle glitter cardstock, glue it to the top of the box behind the heart.
Echo Park LOVE STORY Collection kit paper used for Valentine Candy Box
Echo Park's Love Story element sheet has a lot of nice elements.  I choose the "I Love You Most" and "always" stickers to put on the back of the box to top my box off.
Element stickers applied to DIY Valentine Candy Box
Even though the element stickers are "stickers", I also put glue on the back of them since I was putting them on top of glitter cardstock.
Adding candy to DIY Valentine Candy Box made with cardstock
My final step was the fun part of filling it with 4 little Hersey's Kisses.
Valentine Candy Box made with cardstock cutouts from SVG pattern
Here is a final look at my Valentine Candy Box.  I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and most of all I hope my Valentine's Enjoy them!
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  • Chriss Real

    This was a really cute project! I think I’m going to make it as a surprise for my husband. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this prize

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  • Lorie

    Cute project! I followed Facebook, Pinterest and instagram. I would like to see journaling ideas.

  • Sharon Davidson

    Love this project…..Really cute idea. My grandkids would love to receive this!

  • Judi Markel

    I loved the project and love buying my cardstock from 12 × 12 because it is awesome. Wish I could oreder more but being retired I have to watch what I spend. Thank you for a chance to win.

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