Nothing says Valentine’s Day better than the iconic heart shaped box. Add a twist to this holiday classic with a bit of fringe! Heart shaped box meet piñata, piñata meet heart shaped box. Fill this fringy box with sweet treats and get ready to win over anyone’s heart.
– paper, preferably brown packaging paper
– tissue paper
– Elmer’s glue
– hot glue sticks
– hot glue gun
1. Cut out heart stencil.
2. Trace stencil on to cardboard. Cut out two hearts.
3. Cut out two long rectangles. One that is 3 inches wide and one that is 1 1/2 inches wide. The length depends on the size of your heart.
4. Fold rectangle in half and on one side cut slits up to the fold line. These slits will allow you to form the paper around the heart shape easier.
5. Using the hot glue gun, glue the paper around the perimeter of the cardboard heart. Repeat this step for both hearts.
6. Tear up tissue paper and glue to your new box with a mixture of Elmer’s Glue and water. Dip the tissue paper into the paste and apply to the sides of the box.
7. For the top of the box, cut long strips from tissue paper and fringe the bottom edge. Using Elmer’s Glue, glue the fridge to the top of the box.
8. Trim the sides of the box to reveal the heart shape.
First get your hands on a piece of scrap paper and create a stencil. This step is important because you will want to make sure that both top and bottom parts of your box are even, and can be put back together.
Stencil and cut out your heart from a piece of cardboard.
Next, cut two long rectangles from a semi sturdy piece of paper. We used brown packaging paper but you can also use card stock. The length of the rectangle will depend on the size of your heart, but cut the width to 3 inches and 1 1/2 inches. Once the rectangles are cut, fold them in half and on one side cut slits up to the fold line.
Time to put it all together!
Using the hot glue gun, glue the paper around the perimeter of the heart. The slits will allow the paper to form the heart shape along the curves.
Time to cover up that ugly brown! Rip up a bunch of tissue paper to get started. Next create a paste of water and Elmer’s Glue. Don’t add too much water or the sides of your boxes will get soggy. Cover the sides but don’t waste your time covering the top or bottom because those will get fringe! :)
Cut long rectangles from your tissue paper and fringe the edge. We folded the tissue paper and cut multiple fridge strips at once. Efficient use of time!
Glue the fringe to the top of your box using Elmer’s Glue. Create a pattern, be creative! Trim the sides of the box to reveal the heart shape.
If you feel ambitious go ahead and pimp out your box with fringe on both sides. If not, a solid piece of tissue paper will do ;)
Fiesta! Forever! #allnightlong
Don’t forget to stuff your piñata box with candy!
Día de San Valentín feliz mi amor!
Will you be making piñata heart boxes this Valentine’s Day? Tell us what you would fill them with in the comments below!