Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box

By Noreen Doll.

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box by Crafty Journal

Create a Valentine holder from a cereal box.

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

Because it has handles, it’s very useful for carrying Valentines to and from school, and for storing them at home.

It could also be a sturdy gift box, that can be reused many times.

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

I used a cereal box that was about 8 inches by 12 inches and cut it down to about half that size, leaving handles for carrying it.


Cereal Box

Colorful Paper





Double Sided Tape or Glue

How to Make a Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box.

1. Cut the top flaps off the box.

2. Mark 6 inches up from the bottom on each narrow side.

From the top, cut down the edges to the 6 inch mark.

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

3. Fold the side flaps to the inside and tape or glue to the box.

This will help make the box sturdier.

4. Make a pattern for the handles.

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

I used a large plastic lid and a small plate to draw the curves.

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

5. Attach the colorful paper you are using to the front, sides, and back of the box.

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

6. Lightly trace the handle pattern on the front and back of the box.

Cut it out.

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

7. Make a large heart to attach to the front.

8. Add embellishments: a rosette, bows, lace, or whatever you love.

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

Fill with Valentines to give away or to carry the ones you receive.

Placed in the middle of the table, you could create a centerpiece with it by adding flowers, packets of candy or candy bars, lots of hearts, or little gifts for all the guests.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. Very cute idea. Thank you for the How To!!!

  2. Wow….this looks so pretty and perfect it should be really hard to make. But, as I look through the process, it’s not! :) Thanks so much for the great idea ♥

  3. Good idea and a cute project

  4. I really love it! Thanks a lot for your lovely Valentine’s Craft.

  5. How fun is this. Such a creative idea. Love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. This is so cute and practical! My kids would love this. Dee :)

  7. Love this.

  8. What a cute project! This would be fun to make with my girls.

  9. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments!!


  10. What a great use of objects such as a cereal box! I’m all about sustainable projects! So healthy for environment and teaches kids how to reuse objects to make adorable DIY like this… Great teaching project Thanks Maria

  11. So cute and this idea can be used for so many things! Thanks for sharing this at TTF!

  12. Fantastic idea and well done! Thanks for sharing. I am pinning right now. Best wishes, Darlene

  13. What a cute project and so clever. Those cereal boxes have a lot of uses. I better start saving them.
    We have all post Valentine’s party at Pursuit of Functional Home. We’d love for you to share all your Valentine’s post and projects. 

  14. Great recycling project and very clear tutorial. Thanks.

  15. Such a cute craft, and I love that you recycled something to make it. I’m pinning this to my Valentine’s Day board.

    Can I include your craft in a Valentine’s Day Craft round up that I’m doing next Friday?

  16. Woooow! That is adorable!! I have an almost empty cereal box, now I’m gonna save it!!!
    Thanks for linking at Twirl & Take a Bow! ox

  17. What a clever idea! Found your site via Sew Many Ways linking party. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Beautiful idea :-) thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays. ..

  19. Hey this is great! Would work for all kinds of things too like pretty baskets for organizing! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  20. This is such a great idea and it turned out just darling! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week!


  21. What a cool idea!
    I love it!

  22. This is such a cute project! Thanks for sharing at ” Hit Me With Your Best Shot Link Party!”

  23. Great craft, and I see you have lots of awesome craft projects to share on your sidebar! Can’t wait to look around!

  24. We love this! How fun! Thanks for sharing it this past week in the crafty showcase. You”ll be featured today in our Feature Friday series!! Happy Valentine’s Day! :) Susie

  25. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  26. Such a smart idea! So much better than a shoebox!

  27. Such a great idea! love how your holder turned out! We are challenging everyone to recycle cereal boxes next month at our Friday Creative Craft Challenge, hope you will visit and link this up!

  28. Love, love, love! .. great idea!

  29. I saw your link on the Organized Dream link party. This is such a clever, clever idea! I’m going to do this with my grandkids!

  30. What an original idea – glad I found you through the Pin Me link up. You may want to include your cover art on your page, so the description shows up when I link to you. I’ve pinned you to my pinterest board!

  31. The holder is so cute! Perfect for gifts at any occassion. Pinned it!
    /Charlotte – My Green Nook

    Stopping by from the Snickerdoodle Sunday party :)

  32. Jann Olson says:

    Cute take on the traditional Valentines box! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  33. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for coming and linking up at #TheWeekendSocial. Pinned


  34. This I need to try. I’ve made gift bags out of cereal boxes before, but these look so much cuter! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party! Pinned!

  35. Popping over from Creative Muster Link Party! Very cute Valentine holder! Amazing that it is made from a cereal box!

  36. Noreen, this is SWEET. Shared on FAcebook. Have a great weekend. Linda

  37. This is a GREAT way to recycle cereal boxes. Thanks for sharing at the Tips & Tricks Link Party

  38. This is so cute, and a great way to recycle cereal boxes! I will have to remember this next time I need a small gift box. Pinning! Thanks for sharing !

  39. How perfect these will be for heavier birthday gifts too, instead of regular gift bags. I never buy gift bags anyway – I’m a reuse or make your own kind of person but they are not always that strong. This card idea is much better – thanks

  40. WOW!!! That’s really creative and looks LOVELY! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day ahead!

    Greetings from Dubai!!

  41. This is a great way to re-use old cereal boxes! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday this week!

  42. Thanks Noreen for sharing another great post on Traffic Jam Weekend! I am featuring this one for the party going on this weekend. Have a great one.

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