Saturday, February 11, 2012

Princess Castle Valentine's Box

I was so excited when I read my youngest daughter's weekly newsletter from preschool and she needed to make a Valentine's box! I haven't ever had to make one for my oldest daughter who is 8. After reading the letter I began thinking about possible ideas....pinterest was of no help for boxes, but it had tons of cute ideas for homemade Valentine's.

Neely is a girly girl. She likes to play dress up, have tea parties, put play make-up on, and everything else girly. So after a few days of thinking I decided to make a castle. So I gathered all my supplies:

Together, Neely and I traced out each box onto the card stock, cut it out and glued it to the box. Neely decided she wanted to use pink and purple cardstock paper.  For depth we did everyother color on the boxes. I rolled/wrapped the toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls with aluminum foil. I made little cones for the tops of the pillars out of scrap cardstock. We taped the boxes and pilars together. I used my cricut to cut out her name, however you could stencil or use stickers.

It was a fun and easy project. She is so excited for her Valentine's Day party at preschool!


  1. Thank you for this wonderful idea! Super simple and refreshing to the normal shoebox. We mimic your idea using wraping paper from Target Dollar Spot for my little one's pre-school party. The teachers like it so much they are thinking about using it next year as a craft project.

  2. How did you make the cones for the top of the pillars?

    1. I cut cardstock and twisted it into a cone and taped it.