4 Easy + Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Boxes

You've still got time to craft one of these last-minute card holders.

Related To:

If you totally forgot about your child's classroom Valentine exchange, don't panic. We've got you covered with four adorable DIY card box ideas you can make in minutes with items you likely already have on hand. Check out all four fun ideas, then scroll to the end of this post to get the step-by-step instructions from HGTV Live.

Sparkly Unicorn

Valentine's Day Unicorn Box

Valentine's Day Unicorn Box

Photo by: Liz Gray

Liz Gray

Wrapping paper + card stock + washi tape = the cutest V-Day box ever.

Emoji Bucket

Valentine's Day Emoji Box

Valentine's Day Emoji Box

Photo by: Liz Gray

Liz Gray

A Chinese food box or any square box with a handle is perfect for this picture-worthy project.

Not-So-Scary Monsters

Valentine's Day Monster Boxes

Valentine's Day Monster Boxes

Photo by: Liz Gray

Liz Gray

Wrapping paper, cardstock, foam spheres and a little imagination are all you need to turn empty tissue boxes into these kooky creatures.

Tic-Tac-Toe Game Box

Valentine's Day Heart Game Box

Valentine's Day Heart Game Box

Photo by: Liz Gray

Liz Gray

Use washi tape to easily transform the lid of a plain box into a game board the kiddos can play with after passing out cards.

Make This: DIY Valentine Card Boxes, 4 Ways

22 DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

See All Photos

Shop Related Products

Keep Reading

Next Up

14 Valentine's Day Gifts That Give Back

Spread the love this Valentine's Day with gift ideas that benefit charities and communities.

15 Valentine's Day Gifts to Get Yourself

Because no one knows you like you. 

Win at Valentine's Day Brunch With These Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade cinnamon rolls (in a heart shape, no less) really show your bae how much you care.

16 Valentine's Day Gifts for Guys That are Better Than What You Gave Last Year

From fun gadgets to meat-of-the-month clubs, raise the bar this year with 16 sweet gifts to help you express your love.

8 Must-Have Cocktail Books for Your Valentine's Day Gift List (Or Your Own Bookshelf)

There's an argument to be made that cocktails and Valentine's Day were made for one another. If that rings true to you, and you’re looking for a gift that’s more inspired than chocolates in a heart-shaped box, consider these simply extraordinary books that highlight the craft, history and artistry of cocktails — and how best to enjoy them.

12 Times Chip + Joanna Gave Us Major #RelationshipGoals

We can't get enough of our favorite Fixer Upper hosts and their love for house flipping and each other.

16 Times HGTV and DIY Network Stars Looked Totally in Love

Valentine's Day is here, and that means it's time for some heart-melting moments from our favorite hosts.

Celebrate National Scrabble Day With 4 Fun Crafts

Put a creative spin on your love for word play with these Scrabble-inspired DIYs.

'On the Loom' Book Preview + Fall-Inspired Branch Weaving DIY

This isn't your grandmother's weaving book.

20 Mother's Day Cards She's Sure to Love

Need a little help telling Mom how much you appreciate her? Start here.

Meet the Team

Get to know the talented writers and editors of HGTV's show and design blog. 

Go Behind the Blog

From the Archives

Take a look back at our past posts, from entertaining and design trends to up-and-coming HGTV shows.  

Read All Our Past Posts