50+ Cute Valentine Box Ideas for Boys & Girls School Parties
Once upon a time, mom would take us grocery shopping, and while we were there, we’d be given the choice between about 10 kinds of pre-made, 3″x4″ valentines to buy for our class parties. No one made homemade valentines. No one even brought in candies or special treats. We bought a cheapo box of cards, signed our name on the back in pencil, and that was about it. As far as the valentine box went? We’d put our names on a brown lunch bag, and that’s where our valentines were delivered. Easy breezy.
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it seems like one had to procure their master’s degree from Martha Stewart University in order to “do Valentine’s Day” properly. The kids want handmade valentines, with candy (unless your school has a strict, no-candy policy like ours 👎), and the valentine box must also be on point. It is quite an undertaking.
Luckily, these things are fun, given an unlimited amount of time and creativity. However, I do not know too many with an over-abundance of either of those, especially after coming home from working long hours and needing to tackle other things on the to-do list like, I don’t know…showering, feeding people, paying bills to keep the lights on, etc.
So ASSUMING that you and I are together in our desire to do the fun, crafty things, but not having all the time in the world with which to do them, I thought that gathering this list of good valentine box ideas together could be helpful for both of us!
AND, not only that I must also say this: THIS IS A NO MOMMY JUDGEMENT ZONE. If you have ZERO desire to go the DIY Valentine box route, then sister, I do not blame you in the least. In fact, I applaud you. Know your boundaries! Just say NO! I am here to help you out, too. At the bottom of this list, I have ANOTHER list. It is full of valentine box ideas that you can BUY instead of DIY 😃! #Score.
So rest easy, Mama. One way or another, we are going to be SET for V-Day this year.
Really quickly, before I dive into this list of fun Valentine box ideas headlong:
- If you’re looking for UNICORN valentine boxes, then click that link ⬅️. I did an entire post JUST on unicorn valentine box ideas!
- If you need ideas for the valentines, themselves, then head to the link at right ➡️. It’s a roundup of 75+ free printable, candy-free valentine ideas (there are so many ADORABLE ones)!
1.) Valentine Camper | Suzie’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom
2.) Darth Vader Box | Foster 2 Forever
3.) Pom Pom Covered Heart | Design Improvised
4.) Face to Eat Candy | Wendy Janelle
Isn’t this one hilarious? I had to look at it three times to realize it wasn’t a real child with his mouth agape 😂. So fun.
5.) Mailbox | Little Red Window
I love this little mailbox concept. And your little one could play with this one even after the valentine party is done.
6.) Basketball Hoop Box | It’s all about Ty & Ashlee
7.) Emoji Box | Real Simple
8.) Gumball Machine | Jamie Lane Designs
What kid wouldn’t love bringing this one to school? It not only collects valentines, but offers a fun treat in return!
9.) Taco | Artsy Fartsy Mama
I kinda want one of these for myself.
10.) Mailbox with Working Door | Camp Clem
Love the little working mail drop and flag on this one!
11.) Monster with Teeth | Craftabilities
12.) Purple Minion | The Joys of Boys
My son saw this one and instantly decided it was the one he wanted this year. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
13.) White Cat | Pretty Plain Janes
14.) Super Mario Pirahna | Little Blonde Mom
This mom is a rockstar, right? Check out this piece of genius!
15.) Football Field | Ginger Casa
Ginger Casa’s son had the idea for this artificial turf field box. Isn’t it so clever?
16.) Mickey Mouse | Design Dazzle
Disney fans at home? Love this one from Design Dazzle.
17.) Yellow Submarine | Plaid Online
18.) John Deere Tractor | Sarah Joy Blog
19.) Scruffy Puppy | Pink Toes and Power Tools
I can’t get over how adorable this doggy box turned out. Isn’t it precious?
20.) R2D2 | One She Two She
Such a genius use for a little trashcan! And it won’t go to waste after the party, either.
21.) ice cream truck | Plaid Online
22.) hot air balloon | Fun 365
Isn’t this one so unique?!
23.) Rubiks Cube | Peppermint Plum
24.) Robot | Making of a Mom
25.) Cactus | The Celebration Shoppe
26.) Minecraft box | Tori Grant Designs
27.) Llama | Alice & Lois for Fun 365
Alice and Lois share a number of ADORABLE valentine box ideas over at the Fun 365 blog.
28.) Mermaid Tale | Alice & Lois for Fun 365
29.) Hippo | AC Moore
30.) Princess Castle | My Mommy Lessons
31.) Lion | My Mommy Lessons
32.) Flamingo Box | Dangerously Delicious
33.) Narwhal | Dear Sunday
34.) Lego Bricks | The Blackberry Vine
35.) Rapunzel’s Tower | Hand Me Down Ideas
36.) Dinosaur | Adventures of Mel
37.) Sponge Bob Square Pants | Fun Money Mom
38.) Harry Potter Book of Monsters | Fun Money Mom
This one is so insanely good, isn’t it?! I can’t get over how much this looks like the real book from the Harry Potter movie.
39.) Flushing Toilet | Today’s Fabulous Finds
And this one certainly would win some kind of kids choice award, right? At least for elementary-school aged boys, right?! 😂
40.) Rocket Booster | One Creative Mommy
Make it into a backpack! This would make it easy to bring to and from school!
41.) Minion | Birthday Blueprint
42.) Personalized Chocolate Heart Box | Honey and Lime
43.) Bee | I heart crafty things
44.) Batmobile | Stockpiling Moms
45.) Pom Pom Embellished Mailbox | Think Make Share
46.) Locker | Plaid Online
47.) Monsters | One Creative Mommy (ones with pipecleaners)
48.) Pink Minion | Fun 365
49.) Large Envelope Holders | That’s What Che Said
50.) Birdhouse Valentine Box | One Creative Mommy
51.) Garden Valentine Box | Buggy and Buddy
52.) Lego Valentine Box | Being Genevieve
Make it with Legos! Another very green concept. Nothing goes to waste, and this idea is perfect for little builders.
53.) Love Bug | The House that Lars Built
The House that Lars Built made several of these piñata-type boxes, including another that is a hot air balloon, and a cute set of lips.
And that’s a DIY valentine box wrap! Did you find one you and your little want to try? Not sold on the DIY concept? No worries. Here are some adorable Valentine boxes that you can buy!
Pin this post for later! And if you make one, leave a comment (or better yet, a photo) on the pin! That helps others know whether they want to try this project, too!
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