It’s February already! And that means one thing: Valentine’s Day. I needed a cute little Valentine treat box, but since I’m working on a BIG PROJECT (Shhh), I didn’t have time to design my own box, so I went looking for some free cut files I could use to whip one up quickity-quickity. Oh, wow, did I find some great ones. So instead of showing you the one I made, I’m going to share them ALL.
Here is a collection of 15 Valentine treat boxes, different sizes and shapes, and hearts a-plenty—all with links to the free cut files. All are cuttable on a Silhouette machine (for some you’ll need the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition), but some of the files are in SVG format that can be be cut on other cutting machines, or even by hand, if you’re so inclined.
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1. Simple Treat Box with Heart Window
A quick & simple treat box. Handy if you have to make a classroom’s worth.
2. Heart-shaped Box & Candy Cups
Is this not the cutest little chocolate box? Shiny foil cardstock reminds me of the big boxes of chocolates my dad used to buy for my mom when I was little.
3. Valentine Heart Pillow Box
I love the delicate cutout on this pillow box by Bird of Bird’s Cards (if you have a Silhouette machine and haven’t checked out this blog yet, grab a cuppa and do…you won’t be disappointed). Be sure to grab the file with the matching card and tag as well.
4. Heart Gift Box
The halves of the heart interlock to keep the box closed. Great to cut from plain or valentine themed cardstock. My friend (waves to Wanda! :^) reduced the size of this box to fit a foil-wrapped heart and then made 40+ boxes in pink & red for her daughter’s classmates. Great idea!
5. Octagon Box
An octagon shape. Who doesn’t like octagons?
6. Heart Box
This heart box with a built-in lid is pretty cool because the link actually takes you to a template maker where you can specify the length, width & height you want the box to be, then the template maker generates a downloadable file for that box. Be sure to check out the rest of the site—boxes galore, almost any shape you can think of.
7. V-Day Box & Fortune Cookies
This is so fun. Cut files, printables, and instructions to make a box, and the paper fortune cookies to go in it. Add your own fortunes or use the printable ones provided.
Paper choice is everything for this french fries style box. I would probably choose two-sided paper that was patterned on one side and a solid color (red!) on the other to emphasize the heart shape at the back.
You can cut two of these little rectangular boxes from a 12″ x 12″ piece of heavy paper. Add a strip of acetate to make a “window”. File includes the tag. A short video tutorial shows the assembly steps.
10. Heart Top Hexagon Box
A collection of hearts atop a six-sided box makes for a very interesting cut file and an even more interesting box. If you have trouble figuring out how the hearts flip together to close the box, there’s an assembly tutorial video to help you out.
11. Fancy Valentine Heart Box
A tall box you could embellish all fussy-frou-frou or go a little simpler and let the paper patterns do all the work.
12. Valentine Tea Light Holder
Billed as a tea light holder, this would also make a great open gift box or a box base for a tall valentine gift wrapped in tissue.
13. Love Letter Boxes
Make all of the letters as valentine decor, or just the heart-y ‘O’ to use as a gift box. The templates are available as a .jpg, so if you don’t have a cutting machine, you can print the pretty papers, cut by hand, and assemble. If you do want to use your Silhouette or other cutting machine, you’ll have to add cut lines first.
Print & cut in three different patterns to make an open heart box you can hang by ribbon. If you cut it in your Silhouette, you’ll have to trace first to get cut lines. I could see myself adding a couple of homemade cookies to each of these.
15.Chocolate Kiss Box
This one’s not technically a box, nor does it have hearts on it, but seriously… Valentine’s Day without Hershey kisses? Not gonna happen. So on the list it stays. LOL. What a creative design—perfect in red, and large enough to hold three chocolate kisses.
BONUS 16. Open Top Valentine Tea Light Lantern
A square box you can use as a lantern or as a gift box with tissue poking out the top.
17. Valentine Snack Cake Gift Box with Flip Top Lid
Choose a valentine theme paper to cut this rectangular box with a built-in lid. Add a couple of snack cakes and tuck it into a lunchbox or office drawer for a special someone to find.
18. Heart Cutout Box
The top—with a cutout heart—slides over top of the bottom. Pretty from plain cardstock or patterned. Easy assembly.
My fave cardstock for making boxes is Michaels Recollections brand 65lb. It folds nicely. My fave adhesive for cardstock is the Zig 2-Way Glue Pen. It goes on thick or thin, doesn’t wrinkle the cardstock, can be used as a temporary or permanent adhesive (depending on how you use it), and it dries fast.
Have fun choosing valentine theme paper! If you’re really gung ho, pull out some white cardstock and try your hand at using digital papers, like these free papers from pixelscrapper.com :
I don’t have any affiliation with pixelscrapper, I just love a lot of their papers & graphics. It’s free to join and then you can download digital papers and other graphics for free for your choice of personal or commercial use. For other free digital papers Google “free digital papers” and “valentine” together.
If you need a tutorial, you can find my instructions on how to use digital papers in Silhouette Studio HERE.
I have more super cool boxes I had hoped to share with you, but they all have download issues at the moment. I’ve contacted the blog owners and will add more boxes above for y’all as I get the functional links.
If you know of any Valentine’s Day boxes with free cut files that you think would be at home on this list, please send me the links and I’ll add them… eff at whatchaworkinon dot com
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Photos are all copyright of the respective blogs. Second photo in #4 is courtesy of Wanda Charbonneau.