Felt Treat Boxes

February 7, 2014

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

By Gabrielle. Photos and styling by Amy Christie.

Let the countdown begin! Valentine’s Day is in one week. And I’ve got the perfect little project for you just in time. Present your Valentine with a handmade felt box, complete with a custom design cut out made just for them. Simple construction with a sophisticated look that can hide any number of sweet treats and gifts inside.

Make them for your kids, your honey, or even for classmates. In fact, Betty really wants to give these at her class party. We’ll see how ambitious we’re feeling!

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

I should note, these little gift boxes aren’t just limited to the heart-filled holidays. They can be modified and styled for any time you need to give a gift. Think birthdays, Mother’s and Father’s Day or a random Wednesday when you feel extra kind.

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

This project was adapted with custom lids from the excellent tutorial on How About Orange. I love how the top-cutouts add another dimension, more color options, and a whole different feeling to the boxes.

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

The gift recipient of these will have so many reasons to love you. It’s a kind gesture, includes a thoughtful gift and is encased in a beautiful gift box. Win, win and win.

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

Grab your scissors and glue gun and let’s get started.

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

Supplies:

- felt – stiff felt is best but there are more in-store color options with regular felt — I used some of both for the boxes pictured
- felt box directions and printable found here
- scissors
- glue gun
- cutting blade

Note on felt: The original tutorial calls for stiffened felt which I wholeheartedly agree with. However, stores offer more color choices in the regular felt. If a more flimsy box doesn’t work but you must have a particular color, consider doubling up and using two layers of felt. Or wrap regular felt around the stiff stuff.

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

Follow the steps of cutting out both the top and bottom of the box per your dimensions.

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

Fold and adhere the triangle flaps to the square edges flaps. Take notice of creating 90 degree angles at the corner. Do this for the bottom of the box.

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

Before putting together the top, cut a simple shape wherever you want it placed. I found scissors were best for me but you might find a cutting blade works better.

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

Then assemble the top, again with the glue gun.

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

Add a contrasting color behind the shape and glue in place.

DIY Felt Boxes for Valentine's Day — make cut outs in the top in any shape you like!   |   Design Mom

Last step: Stuff with goodies!!

If you decide to make some, I’d love to hear about it or see photos. I can’t wait to see what you create.

P.S. — You can find more Valentine’s Day projects and posts here.

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February 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

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1 Sarah February 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

thanks for this! i needed something fun to make for my boys and my niece and nephews for a little party we are going to have. perfect!

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2 Traci February 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm

VERY fun. I love the cut-outs! I’m pinning this for later.

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3 barkingkel February 9, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I love, love, love this! I googled stiff felt and came to this site to make your own stiff felt if you can’t find it near you that I thought I would share.
http://www.cutesycrafts.com/2013/06/how-to-stiffen-felt.html

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4 Eléonore March 17, 2014 at 11:40 am

That would also make a cute gift for Mom grandma or teacher’s gift! Thank you!!

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