Sunday, January 27, 2013

Classroom Valentine Boxes

Last year, I dropped the ball.

I sent my son to school with a Valentine themed gift bag that I picked up at Target for his Valentine exchange.   A few other Moms made the same mistake I did....we were newbies, and we didn't hear the end of it for weeks!

You see...all of the other kids brought elaborately decorated boxes for their valentines.  Having a gift bag meant your Mom didn't love you enough to help you decorate a box and that she probably spends her evenings with a box of wine.  NOTE: Do not let your kid decorate an old box of wine.  I'm all for recycling but that is borderline cray cray.

That day I vowed to come up with the best dang box I could find and that we'd decorate that thing to within an inch of it's life.   I present to you.....Classroom Valentine Boxes!


These boxes are from The Container Store ($1.99) and the amazing stick on hearts are from Michaels.  I love the boxes because you can cut the slit to accommodate any size valentine and it has a handle!


The other great thing is that they come unfolded so you have a flat surface for decorating and then you can fold it up (and tape the bottom) when you're done.


16 comments:

  1. Those are cute!
    My youngest decorated a valentine box in pre school...I still have it!

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    1. This on can be used for years!! It's super sturdy.

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  2. Those look great! I love The Container Store, just wish there was one closer (it's like 45 mins away). Great job!

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    1. I traveled an hour round trip for these. Totally worth it!

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  3. I never knew what a big darn deal Valentine's Day was at schools. Good to know! I love the Valentine's boxes you came up with. Very cute!

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    1. It is a huge deal!! You should start collection supplies now for your unborn child's box.

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  4. You are such a cool Mom. I'm sure last year's faux pas is a distant memory!

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  5. You are so creative! I think our kids decorate bags in class. I should find out. lol

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  6. CUTE! I just saw boxes like this at the dollar store today. I didn't buy any... wonder if I should have? I should ask Amira's teacher. ???

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  7. That is really cool and I'm glad the box phenomenon hasn't entered our school district yet. They make their own envelopes at school. :-)

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  8. Oh those are so awesome!! I am supposed to have Alex decorate a cereal box for her valentines--thankfully the told us with plenty of time.

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