Make This: Easy Valentine Letter Box DIY


I’m not too big on giving gifts for Valentine’s Day, unless it is in the form of candy and cupcakes, but little love notes are pretty cool. Right? So here’s a thoughtful DIY idea for V-Day that will only take a few minutes to make and just a couple of bucks.


small box (I used one of these) // washi tape // sharpie metallic paint pen // old stamps (not collector’s items of course – I bought a bag of 30 or so stamps from Anthro a while back for $6) // pen or pencil for writing messages

How To:

So easy! Flip your tiny stamps over to the back and write a few mini love notes, share a quick story or two, or remind someone special why they’re so great. Then place all these mini love stamps inside a small box or other container. Add a little washi tape to seal the box and maybe a heart or two with your paint pen. That’s it. You are good to go: a thoughtful gift for your love on Valentine’s Day.

Photos, concept and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for papernstitch

Looking for more V-Day DIY ideas? Here are a couple of past projects that you may want to try:

Love Notes Scavenger Hunt DIY // Saturated V-Day Floral Bouquets // Heart paper Garland // Easy V-Day Cupcake Toppers DIY // A Natural V-Day Craft Idea

P.S. I’ll be sharing photos from Alt, the best business cards I collected, and all of that good stuff later this week.

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Make This: Easy Valentine Letter Box DIY: I’m not too big on giving gifts for Valentine’s Day…

(@papernstitch) (@papernstitch) | January 28th, 2013 at 11:01 am

So cute and simple! I always thought DIY was much more meaningful than store-bought, especially on Valentine’s! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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Anna Simmonds | January 28th, 2013 at 11:02 am

What a cute idea! a personal homemade gift is always more romantic I think. If you take the time to make something for someone else it just say that you care more.
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Tanya | January 28th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

So so sweet, this would make a great alternative card for any occasion, thanks for sharing.

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Gemma | January 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

was great finally meeting you at ALT, Brittani! Hugs.
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Audrey - This Little Street | January 28th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Thanks ladies. 🙂 Great to meet you at Alt too Audrey!

papernstitch | January 28th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Super cute! Thanks for sharing.
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Lauren Hender | January 28th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Thanks Lauren. 🙂

papernstitch | January 28th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

A small and sweet V-Day DIY to try:

(@IndieMade) (@IndieMade) | January 28th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Cute idea! I love Valentine’s Day crafts + anything that is mini-sized, so this is pretty much perfect!
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Jessica @shimmerkai | January 28th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

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(@scribblesfromem) (@scribblesfromem) | January 29th, 2013 at 3:23 am

Thanks Jessica. 🙂

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