DIY Candy Box for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming and it’s never too early to wow your loved ones. Make a special homemade gift with this free printable DIY candy box. Learn how right here!

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DIY Candy Box for Valentine’s Day Tutorial

What do you think about a Valentine’s Day DIY Candy Box full of lovely surprises for this coming V-Day?

This is a cute craft from the past that I love so much I wanted to update it and share it again.

This Candy Box is super easy to make and does not need many supplies. It’s also perfect to make with kids.

I love, love, love giving gifts made with my hands, but even when you buy something you can put a little of yourself wrapping it. So a favor box makes the trick and the possibilities are endless.

Top closeup view of the diy Candy Box closed and a close look of the decorated lid

These cute little candy boxes are perfect for any kind of celebrations although I’m sharing them for Valentine’s day.

How to make this Candy Box for Valentine’s Day

Super cute diy candy favor box  with heart-patterned bottom and red lid with white ribbon.

Supplies:

  • Cardstock {plain or patterned depends on each person} – My recommendation is that you use good quality cardstock or heavy paper so it doesn’t get damaged too easily.
  • Ribbons, laces, or anything you like to decorate – any type of ribbon works but for this type of gift, I love grosgrain or satin but there are so many types out there that why limit?
  • Decorative items such as hearts, notes, embellishments, etc.
  • Lots of candies!

Tools:

  • Scissors or Cutter knife.
  • Hot Glue

Instructions:

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Step 1: Prep work

I made a printable template of the box and the lid that can be snagged HERE if you want but it is so easy that you can sure do without the template. It comes in Letter and A4 sizes. I’m also sharing the digital paper used in this tutorial.

screenshot of the diy candy box guide templates

Please keep in mind that these free printable templates are for personal use only. No commercial use is allowed.

Firstly, print the template directly on the back of the cardstock you want to use.

The lid can be printed in different or plain cardboard to add some contrast.

Showing the types of paper and where they should be printed the templates

Then, once everything is printed, cut out the template.

cutting the guides from the box

Step 2: Assembling the Candy Box

Fold along the dashed line to give the main box shape.

folding one side of the paper

Then the corners should be folded towards inside the box.

folding one corner of the paper

Push all folded corners to the inside bring all 4 sides of the box together like follows:

empty box assembled

Step 3: Assembling the Candy Box Lid

The lid is made the same way we made the box but here we apply a dab of hot glue on the corners because the cover is what keeps the box together.

assembling the lid
applying hot glue to the folded corner

Now, decorate them with white grosgrain ribbon to make a cool contrast.

Step 4: Decorating the Candy Box

measuring the robbon on the lid

Glue everything with hot glue and add a cute ribbon bow to make it cute.

placing the ribbon bow on the lid on top of the crossing ribbons

Once it’s ready, decorate the inside {I used some flowers and hearts cutouts and I wrote some loving messages}, you can add any decorative papers, or silhouettes as you like.

pieces of decorative paper hearts and flowers on the inner side of the open box

Step 5: Finishing up the gift box

When both, the box and lid are ready put some candies, and/or gifts, whatever you would like to give to your loving one.

box assembled with sweets inside

Finally, put the lid back in place to close the candy box and voila!

view of box fully assembled and closed

Done! A simple but cute little gift and full of love!

Crafting Tips

* You don’t need to limit yourself to make this craft. If you don’t want to heavy print any pattern on your printer, you can go to your nearest craft store and purchase a single sheet of your favorite scrapbooking paper or go with just plain cardstock.

* You can always use ribbon scraps, fabric, or even the same paper to make the ribbon decoration.

* Don’t have cutting machines or hole punch? you can use confetti, cut yourself small pieces of different colored papers cut hand-drawn hearts, or any shape you like.

Top angle view of the DIY Candy Favor Box closed, closeup of the cute bow
side view of the DIY Candy Box closed
view of the Candy Favor Box barely opened with all the chocolate candies in
view of the DIY Candy Favor Box splat opened with all the chocolate candies in it and all the decorating details.
view of the diy candy box assembled on the hand

I hope you liked it! What do you think??? This Valentine’s Day Favor Box is Cute or what???

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of material is required to make this DIY valentine’s day gift?

Here’s the cool part, you can use scrapbooking paper/cardstock if you have some around or you can just print a pretty digital paper on cardstock and there you go. You can also just use simple plain cardstock. Maybe in two different colors or all the same and put the accent on the ribbon. Imagination is the limit.
My recommendation is that you use cardstock or heavy paper so it doesn’t get damaged too easily.
This kind of material is usually not expensive and can be found in craft stores or in the paper crafting department of big stores.

What do you put in Valentine’s candy boxes?

Pretty much whatever you want that will fit in. You can put any type of treats and candies, chocolate candies like Hershey’s kisses, or Snickers, maybe hide a pretty little jewelry piece, a love note, confetti to hide a special gift. I mean, you name it, if it makes you happy and it fits inside, you are good to go.

What type of ribbon should I use?

Here again any type of ribbon works, for this kind of gift, I love grosgrain or satin but there are so many types out there that why limit. If you like it and lit looks well with the color combination you chose, then why not?
Now, the width is another story, I like them to be narrow when I work with small boxes like this one. but then again, it’s completely up to you. It’s a handmade gift, so there’s no right and wrong.

More Valentine’s Day Crafts to Try

If you like this DIY Valentine’s Day Candy Box tutorial, you might also love these other Valentine’s Day project ideas too:

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DIY Candy Box for Valentine’s Day

Camila Rojas
Valentine’s Day is coming and it’s never too early to wow your loved ones. Make a special homemade gift with this free printable DIY candy box. Learn how right here!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Crafting Time 10 minutes
Drying time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Category DIY & Craft
Topic Valentine’s Day
Pieces 1 Piece

Tools

  • Scissors or Cutter knife.
  • Hot glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Supplies
  

  • Cardstock {plain or patterned depends on each person} – My recommendation is that you use good quality cardstock or heavy paper so it doesn’t get damaged too easily.
  • Ribbons laces, or anything you like to decorate – any type of ribbon works but for this type of gift, I love grosgrain or satin but there are so many types out there that why limit?
  • Decorative items such as hearts notes, embellishments, etc.
  • Lots of candies!

Instructions
 

STEP 1: PREP WORK

  • I made a printable template of the box and the lid that can be snagged HERE if you want but it is so easy that you can sure do without the template. It comes in Letter and A4 sizes. I’m also sharing the digital paper used in this tutorial.
  • Please keep in mind that these free printable templates are for personal use only. No commercial use is allowed.
  • Firstly, print the template directly on the back of the cardstock you want to use.
  • The lid can be printed in different or plain cardboard to add some contrast.
  • Then, once everything is printed, cut out the template.

STEP 2: ASSEMBLING THE CANDY BOX

  • Fold along the dashed line to give the main box shape.
  • Then the corners should be folded towards inside the box.
  • Push all folded corners to the inside and bring all 4 sides of the box together as follows:

STEP 3: ASSEMBLING THE CANDY BOX LID

  • The lid is made the same way we made the box but here we apply a dab of hot glue on the corners because the cover is what keeps the box together.
  • Now, decorate them with white grosgrain ribbon to make a cool contrast.

STEP 4: DECORATING THE CANDY BOX

  • Glue everything with hot glue and add a cute ribbon bow to make it cute.
  • Once it’s ready, decorate the inside {I used some flowers and hearts cutouts and I wrote some loving messages}, and you can add any decorative papers, or silhouettes as you like.

STEP 5: FINISHING UP THE GIFT BOX

  • When both, the box and lid are ready put some candies, and/or gifts, whatever you would like to give to your loved one.
  • Finally, put the lid back in place to close the candy box, and voila!
  • Done! A simple but cute little gift and full of love!
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