January 6, 2018 centsablesteals 0Comment

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DIY Wooden Valentines Day Card Box

Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays! It’s filled with love, warmth and happiness. That and the hubby takes me to my favorite restaurant to enjoy the best crab cakes around! This year Cullen is in Kindergarten and will be passing out Valentine cards. Instead of going with a decorated bag we decided to make our own Valentines Day Card Box. Our supplies came from Oriental Trading and we choose them because of their quality and affordability!

We first started with their DIY Unfinished Wood Slat Crate. We choose this crate because it gave us the opportunity to paint or stain it any color we wanted. I will also note that the crate is unfinished and will need a little sanding but nothing major.

We then picked out a wood stain in espresso. The stain came from a local hardware store. Huge shout out to the hubby who works with wood and stain all day! He came home from work and patiently helped me figure out this whole wood stain situation.

We then took some alphabet tiles, red & white pearl beads and red wax glue sticks. This is the fun part!! We choose to go with Happy V-Day but you can easily spell out Valentines with the tiles. I also loved that the beads were different sizes so I could use them for various things. If you decide to do a bead heart, like mine, then you can choose your color and size with the variety bead pack. The red wax just helps add color but you can easily use regular wax sticks for your glue gun.

We also wanted to add some extra felt hearts and of course glitter. What DIY is complete without glitter?!

Once the glitter hearts were on our box was complete. The beauty of this project is you can use your imagination and decorate it any way you choose. This will be a great addition to your child’s desk this Valentines Day!

valentines day card box

We also picked out the chocolate rose Valentines cards from their Valentines Day Card selection. Cullen goes to a private Christian school and the little cards that came with the roses have John 3:16 printed on them and are perfect for his classmates. What do your little’s use for their V-Day box? Let us know in the comments!

**Thanks so much to Oriental Trading for providing us the material we needed to make our V-Day Box**

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