How to Decorate a Valentine's Box or Bag


When you give someone a present on Valentine's Day, you usually give it in a box or bag that is red or white in honor of the holiday. To save yourself some money, you can decorate your own Valentine's boxes or bags and even tailor them to the recipients they will be going to. Not only do they cost little money to put together, but also it adds an extra special personalized touch to the gifts you will be giving.

Step 1

Cover a box in Valentine's Day candy hearts. Coat your gift box in a thin layer of Mod Podge by using a foam brush. One by one, attach the small candy hearts in any way that you want onto every surface of the box except for the bottom and inside. Let it dry before you put the gift inside, then give each heart a slight wiggle with the tip of your finger to make sure it is not loose.

Step 2

Paste a picture on the front of the bag. If you are giving the gift to your significant other, paste a picture of the two of you on the front of the bag. For kids, you can paste a picture on with Elmer's glue of their favorite celebrity or even a favorite pet. Place only a very thin layer of the glue on the back edge of the picture, then press onto the bag to apply. They will enjoy not only receiving the gift, but the bag that you put thought and effort into as well.

Step 3

Attach strips of ribbon horizontally onto the bag. Start from right underneath the handle and wrap a piece of Valentine's Day themed ribbon around until the two ends meet. Trim several more pieces to match the length of the first piece, then start gluing them onto the bag. Apply a very thin layer of Mod Podge onto the back of the ribbon by using a foam brush. Every inch or so, glue another one on. In no time, your bag will go from being boring and plain to beautifully decorated.

Step 4

Glue a cameo onto a painted box. Buy a plain colored wooden box or one that you can paint the color of your choosing. Buy a cameo that compliments the color of the box, and then glue it with Elmer's wood glue onto the top center of the lid. To apply the glue, use a foam brush. Cameos are a romantic touch and go along perfectly with Valentine's Day. It is very simple to put together and it costs very little. Not only can the recipient's gift fit inside, but she can reuse the box around the home as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Candy hearts
  • Elmer's glue
  • Picture
  • Valentine's Day themed ribbon
  • Wood glue
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Lauren Romano became a freelance writer in 2007. Her work appears on various websites and in print. Lauren specializes in a variety of topics including dating, travel, New York City, decorating and budget living.

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