How to Make a Heart Box Out of Paper

Updated February 21, 2017

If you would like to make a heart-shaped box out of paper for a special event such as a Valentine's Day party, a baby shower, or a bridal shower, then use a free heart box template from a craft website. There are many different versions of heart boxes available online. Choose one that you like and customise it by adorning it with decorations. Fill your heart-shaped box with candies, paper confetti, and other small gifts.

Print a free heart-shaped box template from a craft website such as Kids Craft Magazine, Inkspired, and Holy Spirit Interactive. Select a box in the shape and size that you like.

Cut out your heart-shaped box template.

Place your template on a piece of white posterboard.

Trace the heart-shaped box template on the posterboard. Cut out the template.

Fold your heart-shaped box along the lines indicated by the template. Unfold and flatten.

Decorate your box with markers, glitter glue pens, and embellishments such as buttons, faux jewels, and pompons. Be creative. Allow your box to dry.

Refold your box and secure the sides with transparent tape. Fill the base of the box with paper confetti. Arrange candies such as chocolates and small gifts on top of the confetti. Close the box and secure it with a small piece of transparent tape.

Things You'll Need

  • Printer
  • Computer paper
  • Heart box template
  • Scissors
  • White posterboard
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • White craft glue
  • Glitter glue pens
  • Faux jewels
  • Pompons
  • Buttons
  • Transparent tape
  • Paper confetti
  • Candies and small gifts that can fit inside the box
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