Valentine's Day

How to Craft a Stunning Tiger Valentine’s Day Box

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s always fun to make something special for your loved ones. If you’re a student, you probably have a Valentine’s Day party at school, and what better way to show your creativity than by making a Tiger Valentine Box for your classmates to drop their cards and treats in!

Don’t worry, this DIY project is super easy and can be done with materials you probably already have at home. So, let’s get started!

1. Gather Materials: Upcycling at its Best

First, you’ll need a cereal box or shoebox. Make sure it’s clean and sturdy enough to hold all the valentine cards and treats. Next, you’ll need some light orange cardboard or wrapping paper. Wrap the box completely with the cardboard or paper, making sure to secure it with tape or glue. Here are shown two ways how to do it.

how to make tiger valentine's day box

2. Stripes Galore: Bringing the Tiger to Life

Now comes the fun part – making the tiger stripes! Take black and dark orange paper and cut out thin strips. You can make them as thick or thin as you like, just make sure they are long enough to cover the sides of the box. Use glue to stick the stripes onto the box, alternating between black and dark orange. You can also cut out a few strips in a zig-zag pattern to add some variety.

3. Crafting the Tiger’s Face: A Work of Art

To make the tiger’s face, cut out two large circles from white paper for the eyes. Then, cut out smaller circles from black paper and stick them onto the white circles to make the pupils. Glue the eyes onto the front of the box, leaving some space in between for the nose and mouth.

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For the nose, cut out a small triangle from black paper and glue it in between the eyes. Then, cut out a small rectangle from black paper for the mouth and glue it just below the nose. You can also add some whiskers using thin strips of black paper.

And there you have it, your very own Tiger Valentine Box!

diy tiger valentines box from shoebox

4. Personalize with Hearts and Messages: Adding the Final Flourish

You can add some finishing touches by cutting out some hearts from red or pink paper and sticking them onto the box. You can also write your name or a cute message on the box to personalize it even more.

This Tiger Valentine Box is not only perfect for collecting valentine cards, but it also makes a great decoration for your desk or shelf. Plus, it’s a great way to recycle old cereal boxes or shoeboxes.

I hope you have fun making this Tiger Valentine Box and impressing your classmates with your creativity. Happy Valentine’s Day!