Share the Love : A Simple Valentines Craft

This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It’s inexpensive and simple to make though kids might need some help gluing the box together. The other great thing is that it’s a meaningful item that will brighten someone’s day whether you give the entire box as a gift  or make it for yourself so you can hide little hearts and/or lips around the house, in the car, or even in places like a park where a stranger will happen upon one. Make  just hearts, lips or a mixture of both. I wrote a special little poem, included in the printable kit below, that can be added to either the back of the box or as a tag if desired.  So grab some sticky back felt, cotton balls and cardstock and share the love!

If you’re looking for more awesome Valentines crafts or general ideas for someone you love make sure to check out our Pretzel & Gummy Heart Valentine Gift Idea, our Easy DIY Necklace for Someone You Love, or our  Crystal Ball Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Him or Her.

Supplies for Valentines Craft

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This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Instructions

Gather the supplies. This shows the box on white cardstock, but we switched to brown kraft cardstock which we decided looked better. The tacky glue is optional for gluing the box together. You want a quick hold glue.

This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

For the small cut out heart window on the front of the box you need some clear cellophane. We grabbed a box from our pantry that had a window on the front with cellophane. It was perfect!This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Cut out your pattern, making sure to not cut on the dotted lines. We started with white cardstock then decided to switch to the brown kraft color.  FYI the side with the text is the INSIDE of your box so cut and fold accordingly. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

 

Carefully cut out the heart window on the box. Though shown using larger scissors we suggest using small detail paper scissors or an Xacto knife. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Find some clear cellophane to cover the heart window. Many food boxes with noodles etc have them so we found one in our pantry and used it. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Trim it down as you only need a small square big enough to cover the heart window. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Using hot glue or tacky glue, glue around the heart on the INSIDE of the box. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Quickly add your piece of celophane. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Begin folding the box on the dotted lines. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Continue folding, making sure to get nice crisp creases. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

After you have folded along all the appropriate lines you can begin assembling the box using a glue stick. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Glue in the order that is easiest for you. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

It can get a little tricky holding the glued parts in place the further you go in the process.

This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Finishing up holding the last glued side. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

This is the finished box. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Cut out the tags you prefer from the free printable.
This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Using packing tape as a laminate lay a strip down and place your quote strips face down, slowly rolling them onto the tape.  You can do several at a time. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Once your have several tags on the tape, take another strip of tape and carefully place it onto the BACK of the tags. Slowly rolling the tape across helps prevent bubbles. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Cut out your  laminated quote tags. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Grab your sticky back felt which is thin and usually stiffer than normal felt with a peel off back. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Choosing the hearts, lips or both, place the printed pattern onto a piece of sticky back felt and cut out as many as desired depending on how many boxes you need. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Peel the back off one side of your heart or lips.
This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Lay a tag onto the heart or lips felt on the INSIDE so the sticky part holds it in place.This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Take a tiny amount of cotton from a cotton ball and roll and flatten it to the right shape.
This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

IMPORTANT: You need to use a VERY SMALL amount of cotton as we found that the lips or hearts might try to pop open on the edge if you use too large a piece. Place the cotton in the center then taking the other part of the heart or lips carefully align it on top and press down the edges.This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

This piece of cotton is actually too large we learned. So make it smaller and flatter and continue to seal up the item completely. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

You may get some crinkles if your felt is extra stiff. Try to pull and press the edges evenly to help avoid them. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

You also might need to trip some uneven overlap after you have sealed the item. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

This shows the same process with the lips. AGAIN… this shows TOO MUCH COTTON. So use about half the amount you see and make it flatter so it does not pop the edges up. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

Place several of your items in the box. It only holds about 4 or 5. This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

You can decorate your box however you want. We tied a string around it and cut out two small red hearts from the leftover felt.
This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

If you’re giving this as a gift can then add the printable poem to the back of the box or tie on a tag instead.

This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

The completed box! Best Valentines Craft ever!
This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

This simple Share the Love Valentines craft is for adults and children alike. It's inexpensive, meaningful and will brighten someone's day. Free pattern including a darling poem tag for giving as a gift!

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