Every year we get the option to create a Valentine’s Day box for class Valentines at school. Some years have been more creative than others, but this year my daughter really wanted to make a cupcake Valentine’s Day box. I always get a little excited when she wants to craft, because she doesn’t really love to do it. It was a simple project, but it does take some time to cover the whole cupcake with tissue paper.
What you need for a cupcake Valentine’s Day box:
- poster board
- tissue paper – we used an entire pack
- hot glue
- foam dome – I found this one at Joann’s
- foam ball
- red paint
- bucket – I found this one at Dollar Tree
How to make a cupcake Valentine’s Day box:
Step 1: Start by cutting the tissue paper into 3″ x 3″ squares.
Step 2: Next, fold them around the end of a pencil and add a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the tissue paper.
Step 3: Stick them to the foam dome.
Step 4: Cut a hole in the top big enough for valentines to fit through. Mine is about 4 inches across.
Step 5: Paint the cherry red (foam ball).
Step 6: Cut your poster board into 2 strips to cover your bucket. I measured from the top of the bucket to the bottom and then cut 2 strips that size. Fold back and forth like an accordion or paper fan. I made each fold roughly an inch thick.
Step 7: Glue the poster boards together so the “accordion paper” is overlapping as shown here. The bucket should not be visible from the outside.
Step 8: Next start gluing the points to the bucket with the hot glue gun.
Set the cupcake part on top, top it off with a cherry and you are good to go. I didn’t glue the top to the bucket so it could be taken off to get to the Valentines.
See some of my Valentine’s Day decor here