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

Step 1: Cutting the Heart Shapes.

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.
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.
I love it! Definitely making this...<br />
Thanks :)&nbsp; You should post a pic when it's done

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