One of my favorite things about having a die cutting machine is that I can usually whip up small gifts for the kids for every holiday and special events. As I mentioned before my mother always made holidays a big deal for my sisters and I. OK let’s face it, she still gives us small gifts on special holidays. I’m pretty sure I asked my mom to stop when I turned 18 but I don’t think she got the memo. HA! Who am I kidding? I don’t think I’ll be able to stop once my kids turn 18. The thought of them growing up scares me and turns me into one emotional mama so I’m going to pretend they’re going to stay this little awhile longer by creating new memories with activities to do for every holiday as long as possible. With the help of my Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette double-sided adhesive I made the kids Crayon Box Valentines to give them on Thursday.
We plan to spend the day making crafts and going on a Valentine scavenger hunt, so I thought the crayons would be a fun gift for them. Its something sweet, simple, and practical. Its also a non-candy Valentine idea that I’m sure I’ll continue to reuse for years to come.
If you don’t have a die cutting machine you can use a crayon box as a template to trace onto thick cardstock. Then glue the sides together (you’ll be able to see the left and right side tabs overlapped where they were glued). Also note that the Crayon Box Valentines I made held 8 crayons, not 24 like a standard crayon box. You can find smaller 8 pack crayon boxes or make them with the 24 pack at most stores.
1. To make the crayon box valentines cut your box out of cardstock.
2. I then cut various decorative heart shapes out of the Silhouette double-sided adhesive. Again you could buy the double-sided adhesive and trace your shapes or use a punch to cut the shapes out.
3. Remove the top layer and add glitter.
4. Use the brush that comes in the kit to remove the excess glitter.
5. Then glue your tabs together to close your crayon box. Now it’s ready to be filled with colorful crayons!
This is a great non-candy valentine idea that can also be used as a birthday gift or party favors.
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Awww….those are the cutest thing ever! :)
These are absolutely adorable. I am so impressed with this tutorial. The glitter on the front is just so fabulous. Great work. Jodi @ http://www.meaningfulmama.com
Oooohh!! I LOVE those!
These are adorable! The patterns on the hearts make them look amazing.
I’d be tickled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!
Adorable idea! You are the queen of paper crafts! So cute!
I had a bunch of boxes of crayons that I was going to use for Valentine’s for my son’s class since I didn’t want to send candy. Sadly, creativity didn’t hit and I made a goldfish treat instead. They were super cute and I will still have the crayons for next year so I might have to do something like yours :)
These are just the cutest homemade kid valentine I’ve seen. I can’t wait to whip these up for when my twins are older!! :) [Pinned!]
What an adorable idea! I love it! The idea of my kids growing up sends me into panic attacks…I’m so not ready for that, but since they are now 11 & 6…I think I better get used to it. I would love it if you would share this at my new link party. https://www.realcoake.blogspot.com/2013/02/real-family-fun-1.html
So cute! I love that new double-sided adhesive. Can’t wait to try it!
Such a cute idea! I love it! My girls would think this is the cutest!
I know VDay is done and gone, but I LOVE this idea and would love you to come link it up! Pinning right now….LOVE! Found this idea over at I Heart Naptime!
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FUN! You could make them for every occasion! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!