Hi there creative friends,
We are just a week out from celebrating Valentine’s Day…. and it doesn’t matter if you go big with the romance, candy and flowers or play it a little more low key, I’m sure you can find use for a sweet little retro Valentine box!
It’s the perfect last minute Valentine project, taking just 10 minutes to print and make.
And it’s a free printable too!
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How to make the Retro Valentine Box
1. Download the file (see below) and print the file onto 250 gram matte photo paper (photo paper cardstock weight).
2. Using a sharp craft knife and a metal ruler, cut out the design.
3. Score the dotted lines with a scoring tool or bone folder by placing your metal ruler where you want your fold to be, and run the bone folder along this straight edge to make a clean score line, then fold.
4. Using white glue or a glue stick, apply glue to the side tab to close the box.
Next, apply glue to the tabs at the bottom of the box and fold in to close the bottom of the box.
5. Fold your creases at the top of the box to form the carton top.
I used a simple red paper clip to secure the top of my boxes, but you could also punch holes for ribbon or twine.
It’s such a simple and quick project, but looks so cute,
Wouldn’t these sweet boxes look perfect as place setting in a Valentine tablescape….
Or maybe leave small token gifts of chocolates and candy on the doorstep of friends and neighbours on Valentine’s Day ♥
How to Download
The free PDF printable for the retro Valentine milk carton box is ready to download in the Newsletter Subscribers Printable Library – the password to this page is on the bottom of your latest newsletter.
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Deborah Berry says
How adorable Kerryanne❣️❣️❣️❣️ I love Valentine’s Day…I was almost a Valentine, as my birthday is the day before… I celebrate 70 years this Saturday with my precious family, Lord willing??❣️…and I love this cute-as-a-button Valentines milk carton❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ You are SO creative and kind Kerryanne❤️❤️❤️ Wishing you a wonderful and love filled Valentines???? Smiles, Deborah ???
Rosemary B says
Happy Birthday to you Deborah,
You are a Valentine!!
Deborah Berry says
THANK YOU SO MUCH ROSEMARY…HOW KIND OF YOU??? HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO EVERYONE???
Wishing you a very Happy 70th Birthday today Deborah (well, it is already the 14th here in Australia).
May you enjoy your special day surrounded by the love of your precious family.
Wishing you a happy Valentines too ♥
Hugs ~ Kerryanne xx
Deborah Berry says
THANK YOU SO MUCH KERRYANNE….I truly appreciate your kindness??? I had a WONDERFUL birthday with our children and grandchildren??? Wishing you a lovely Valentines with your loved ones and a wonderful week as well??? You are a lovely lady and artist Kerryanne…I know your family is very proud of you??? Smiles, Deborah ???
Kathy A says
This box is adorable! Thank you!
I’m so glad you like it Kathy. Hope you have fun with it!
auntie em says
Thank you for sharing this sweet little treat box. I have it printing right now and can’t wait to put it together!
Happy Valentine’s Weekend! <3
You are most welcome Aunty Em… enjoy it sweetie!
Sue M. says
Thanks so much!
My pleasure Sue!!