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How to Make a 3D Paper Heart Box

Hello, guys! It’s Kati from Houseful of Handmade again. I can’t believe we are halfway through January! Where does the time go? I swear just yesterday I was putting up Christmas decor and now it all gone and Valentine’s Day is knocking on the door. I usually don’t decorate too much for Valentine’s Day. We put up a wreath and a couple of simple decorations for the kids. Instead, I use all my Valentine mojo to make fun of Valentine’s with the kids. This year I really wanted to figure out how to make a 3D paper heart box and lucky for you I did!

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Not sure why my heart was set on this 3D paper heart. Maybe it is because it wasn’t easy to figure out. I’ve always been so stubborn so if a project doesn’t work out, I tend to get obsessive and forget everything else until I win! After 5 different tries, I was finally able to make these adorable paper hearts work. Then I turned them into heart boxes so you can fill them with goodies for your loved ones.

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Every year I love to make sweet little gifts for my kids for Valentine’s Day. These 3D paper heart boxes are going to be perfect filled with a few sweet treats. And maybe a little surprise too. I know my daughter would love a new pair of earrings and maybe a fun Lego character for my son. Fun little treasures for these heart boxes.

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I can think of so many fun things you can do with these 3D paper heart boxes (place cards, decorations, a bunting, gifts…). But instead of listening to me drone on about all the fun things I want to do with them, how about we get around to making some boxes!

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Start by downloading below. You will get 2 hearts out of each sheet of cardstock. Print the template on the cardstock (don’t worry, the printed lines will be on the inside of the heart).

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Cut out the hearts along all the solid lines.

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Score along all the dotted lines. Scoring the fold lines first will give you clean crisp folds. You can score the lines with a paper cutter fitted with a scoring blade, or even just use a ruler and a hard thin object like a nail file.

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Next, comes the folding. Fold along all the dotted lines so the lines are on the insides of the folds except for the top center of the heart.

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For the top center, press the outside corners of the heart together and the center will fold in on itself.

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Now it’s time to glue. I love using hot glue to secure my papercrafts. It dries fast and holds strong. Start by gluing the long side flap.

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Then glue the flap on the underside of the top part to create a dart in the front and back of the heart.

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Glue the top side flaps next.

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Now you can fill your 3D paper heart boxes with any goodies you want. To close it all up, you will press the tab into the slot on the very top of the heart.

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Now all that is left is to give it to someone special. They are going to love their little heart. I know my daughter is so excited for her’s already. Too bad I’m so mean and making her wait until Valentine’s Day!

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If you want more fun (and easy) Valentine’s Day ideas, check out these posts.

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Free Printable Monkey Valentines

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$3 Rustic Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath

 

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Susan B

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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