Make this super cute matchbox valentines in minutes! It’s a great tutorial on How to Make Matchbox Valentines.
It’s a simple but sweet Valentine’s Day gift or token for friends and family. It’s also a great teacher or class gift idea! Remember small parts aren’t good for little kids.
For older recipients place a magnet inside the heart to create a heart magnet to use after Valentines as a pretty reminder. It could be used on the front of a fridge, magnet board, metal file cabinet, etc.
List of Supplies:
- Felt fabric
- Needle and thread
- Craft glue
- Colored craft papers
- Confetti or any kind of craft decor
How to Make Matchbox Valentines
Cut a small heart shape from red colored craft paper (or any colored craft paper you want). Cut out a basic pencil shape from a white craft paper.
Fold the square part of the pencil shape cut out into half, keeping the triangular part intact.
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Now fold the triangular part towards the square part. This will form a mini envelope pattern. Glue the heart cut out on the envelope to close. Keep in mind that the size of the envelope should be smaller than the matchbox.
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Cover the outer part of the matchbox with colored craft paper. You can also cover the inner bottom surface of the inner part of the matchbox, with craft paper.
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Glue the mini envelope (created in previous steps) on any one of the big flat sides of the matchbox. Use a black gel pen to write a message or quote on the matchbox. Draw any design you want. I did a swirly dash lines from the quote towards the envelope.
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Cut out 2 same sized heart shapes from felt fabric. The size of the heart should be smaller than the matchbox, as it should fit inside the matchbox.
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Prepare needle and thread. Place both heart cut outs together, making sure to match the sides of both heart cut outs.
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Do simple running stitch around the sides to join both heart cut outs. Keep a small opening for stuffing the felt heart. Use scrap felt fabrics to stuff the felt heart. Insert the scrap felts through the small opening to stuff the heart.
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Done stuffing the heart? Close the open end to secure the stuffing. Tie knots and cut off extra thread.
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I used round confetti to decorate the small heart plush, Use craft glue to attach the confetti on the heart plush. Allow the glue to dry entirely.
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Place the heart inside the inner part of the match box and cover it with the outer part.
You can put a tiny letter inside the matchbox with the heart plush.
If you’re looking for more cute Valentine’s Day craft idea, check out these sweet crafts for kids!