Valentine Love Letter Box
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Valentine Love Letter Box

Use this beautiful keepsake box to hold special Valentines and love letters or to give to your special Valentine.
Designed by Candice Davis, Plaid Creative Team
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Plaid® Apple Barrel® Acrylic Paint: White, Pure Bronze
  • Mod Podge® Satin
  • Wooden Box
  • Spools (4)
  • Scrabble® Game Tiles or Alphabet Tiles
  • Old Key
  • Decorative Paper (1 sheet each): Red Patterned, Floral (complimentary colors)
  • Pink Ribbon (¼-inch wide)
  • Paintbrush
  • Soft Rag
  • Foam Plate
  • Container of Water
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Decorative-edged Scissors
  • Sandpaper

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Basecoat the box and spools with 2 coats of White. Let dry.

Step: 2

Sand the box and spools. Brush away crumbs.

Step: 3

To antique the box and spools, squeeze a small amount of Pure Bronze onto a foam plate. Dip a clean, damp rag into the paint and wipe gently across the box and spools. Let dry.

Step: 4

Trace the box top onto floral paper. Cut out a square ½-inch to 1-inch smaller than the box.

Step: 5

Mod Podge the floral paper to the center of the box. Let dry.

Step: 6

Use the decorative-edged scissors to cut ½-inch wide strips of red paper. Mod Podge strips to the top and sides of the box as shown. Let dry.

Step: 7

Cut green flowers or other motifs from the floral paper and Mod Podge to the box top.

Step: 8

Glue game or alphabet tiles spelling “BE MINE” to the box.

Step: 9

Tie a ribbon bow around the key. Glue the key to the box.

Step: 10

Glue the spools to the bottom of the box in each corner as shown.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Embellish with recycled items.