Make a heart-shaped gift box for Valentine's Day!

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In this instructable I’ll show you how to make a simple but pretty heart-shaped gift box for Valentine’s Day!
I visit my local frame shop and pick up scrapes or discontinued mats. Most the time they give me these free or charge a nominal fee. I use these mats for lots of projects and they are perfect for this one!
You’ll also need:
X-Acto Knife or razor blade
Material (1 yard of cloth)  This cost me about $1.50
Fancy ribbon (about 2 yards)  This cost about 2 bucks.  I had the rest of the materials so my total cost was only $3.50!
Hobby spray adhesive or double-sided tape
Hot glue and glue gun
Clear packing tape
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Step 1: Cutting the heart shapes.

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This isn’t as hard as it sounds. You can either find a heart on the web or do that trick like you did in elementary school by folding a sheet of paper in half and cutting half a heart – then when you open it up you’ll have a heart template.
Trace your heart template on a piece of mat and carefully cut with a razor blade or an X-Acto Knife.  You'll need two (2) heart-shaped pieces.

Step 2: Covering the lid

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For the lid of your box cover the entire top of the heart in double-sided tape. Then carefully pressed the heart (sticky side down) onto the back of the outstretched material. Used a razor blade to trim off the excess material from your heart.

Step 3: Attaching the ribbon

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Covering the edge of your lid with ribbon will help keep the material from fraying. Use a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon to the edge of the lid. Worked slowly until you circumvented the entire heart with ribbon. Then go back and glue the rest of the ribbon to the underside of the lid.
Draganime5 years ago
This is a great idea and very easy.  I was able to make mine in about 2 hours.  The one I made is the one with the dragon cut out in step 11.
paulhogan5 years ago
I love it! Definitely making this...
sharkh2o (author)  paulhogan5 years ago
Thanks :)  You should post a pic when it's done