Homemade Valentines Boxes

There's something special about handmade Valentine Gifts. They really let your Valentine know you care. In the next few posts we are share with you tips and techniques for DIY V-day crafts, made by Jennifer @ TapeSwell.

Heart-Shaped Valentine Box with Red Damask Decorative Tape:

The heart-shaped box is made of a plain kraft paper box, with the bottom piece painted white.

  • Bottom: Start the tape on the bottom, in the center of the top "V" to conceal the seam and wrap the tape around the entire heart shape. Line up the pattern and add a second piece of tape. Fold down the excess tape over the inside edge of the box. 
  • Lid: First, use a red marker to color the edges in case the paper shows through. Next, glue red card stock to the band and try to line up the pattern and add the tape starting in the "V".
  • For the top: Stick the tape on red and white card stock and cut it into strips. Weave the paper and glue it together. Position the square woven paper on the box and glue it into place. Use a razor to cut away the excess paper.
Tomorrow read how to make the ribbon for the square box.

Till Next Time - Stick With Us,

The TapeSwell Team


  1. I LOVE Tapeswell! I had ordered a number of your designs and use them to secure the ends of my shipping tubes for the art that I do! The black damask design is my favorite and it really makes a statement to completing the whole packaging of the art orders that are sent! Thank you!!! I am on my way now to check out this beautiful red damask design! :o) & I follow your blog here :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (I would love if you get a chance to check out my new facebook fan page too...so you can see some of past orders that your tapes have helped in arriving safely and in style across the country and other lands :o) www.facebook.com/PersonalizedSketches

  2. I have several rolls of your tape - what a fun product!! I am in love with this new red damask - so pretty!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. I like the big effect of the velvet tie ups on the boxes. They are simple yet maintains the elegance upon presentation.