DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (2024)

This post and the photos within it may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Use your Cricut to craft this cute Valentine’s Day box! Use the free SVG files and tutorial to make this adorable mailbox—perfect for storing valentines or as Valentine’s Day decor!

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (1)

I love making 3D designs with my Cricut—there’s something about watching a few pieces of flat card stock grow into a standing object that makes me really marvel at all we can do with a Cricut. This Valentine’s Day mailbox is one of those projects—the pieces don’t look like much after they are cut, but with a little bit of glue, you have an adorable mailbox, ready for valentines!

Valentine’s Day Box Supplies

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (2)

Get everything you need to make this Valentine’s Day Box in my Amazon Store!

Get the Free Valentine’s Day Box File under SVGs C263

This file can be found in my Free Craft Resource Library. The file number is: C263.

Want access to this free file? Join my FREE resource library! All you need is the password to get in, which you can get by filling out the form below!

Stop pulling your hair out and start creating confidently with your Cricut! Finally understand how to use your Cricut with my Learn Your Cricut eBooks!

Valentine’s Day Box Directions

Set Up Your File in Design Space

Start by uploading the SVG file to Cricut Design Space (for more information, see Uploading an SVG to Design Space). When you import the file, all of the pieces will be stacked on top of one another.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (3)

Select the group and click “Ungroup” at the top of the Layers Panel on the left. This will separate your different pieces—you’ll see this reflected in the Layers Panel as well.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (4)

Now you can move those pieces individually.

Separate them out so you can see each piece. Use the Zoom feature in the bottom right to zoom out if needed. You will see a total of six pieces: Two sides, front, back, bottom, and door.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (5)

Before we can cut our project, we need to change most of those black lines to score lines. Start with the side pieces. In the Layers Panel, click just the black arch to select just that line.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (6)

Then go to the Linetype dropdown at the top in the Edit Toolbar and change the linetype from Cut to Score.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (7)

Now the line will be dashed—this indicates that this line will be scored instead of cut.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (8)

Do this with the remaining lines. First the other side, then the bottom, and then JUST the straight flat line on the front of the mailbox. You want to leave the other three sides of that as a cut line—this will create the slot for your valentines. See the below image as a reference—remember dashed = score, solid = cut.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (9)

Now we need to attach each of the pieces to their score lines so they score and cut properly. Select both the side piece and its score line and click Attach at the bottom of the Layers Panel.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (10)

You’ll see the two pieces are now nested under an Attach heading in the Layers Panel. Now your score line and the side piece of the mailbox will score and cut properly.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (11)

Do the same with the other pieces. Then click Make It in the upper left!

Cutting Your Valentine’s Day Box

From here, you’ll see all of your pieces laid out on their mats. If any of your score lines are on their own mat, click Cancel and go back and attach them to their pieces properly.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (12)

Then hit continue. Insert your scoring stylus or scoring wheel into your machine, and score and cut out your pieces! Check out these posts if you need help scoring:

  • Using the Cricut Scoring Stylus
  • Using the Cricut Scoring Wheels

Remember to choose the correct material setting for your material—glitter card stock is different than regular card stock for instance.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (13)
DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (14)

Assembling Your Valentine’s Day Box

Once you have all of your pieces cut, fold along all of the score lines and begin to assemble your Valentine’s Day box. As you are assembling, let the glue dry between steps so your mailbox remains solid as you build it.

Refer to the assembly guide below. By matching up the numbers, you can see how this mailbox will come together.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (15)

Start by gluing the tabs of the side pieces to the front panel, matching up 1L to 1L, 1R to 1R, and the top 2 tabs to the sides of the front panel as shown here:

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (16)

To do the arches, begin gluing them to the front panel. Glue a few at a time and let the glue set, do the opposite side, and let those set, and then repeat until all the tabs are glued and dry. This will form the rounded top of the mailbox.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (17)

You will have one tab left, and this will be used to glue the back on in a bit.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (18)

Next, glue the bottom panel tabs (3) to the front and sides of the mailbox.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (19)
DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (20)

Now you’re ready to glue the back panel to the bag tabs of the arch and sides that were left from earlier, including the bottom piece. Once glued, the box will officially be closed off with the bottom attached.

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (21)

Finally, attach the darker door piece to the cut out slot on the front panel. Make sure to line up the tops of both door panels so they are even. Valentines go in the slot above the door, and the door will work to retrieve your valentines!

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (22)

Then you’re done! You can make this size for small valentines, or increase the size in Design Space for larger valentines! Decorate even further if you’d like—and then collect valentines from classmates and friends!

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (23)

If you have any questions about this mailbox or how to assemble it, let me know in the comments. Happy Valentine’s Day!

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (24)

VALENTINE’S DAY BOX


Keyword Cricut, Paper, Valentine’s Day

Use the free SVG files and tutorial to make this adorable Valentine's Day box—perfect for storing valentines or as Valentine's Day decor!

Supplies

Instructions

  • Set up your file in Cricut Design Space, changing the lines to score where necessary.

    DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (25)

  • Cut and score all of the pieces on your Cricut.

    DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (26)

  • Carefully glue the top and side pieces using the tabs.

    DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (27)

  • Glue the bottom piece onto the mailbox.

    DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (28)

  • Glue the back piece onto the mailbox.

    DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (29)

  • Glue the flap onto the mailbox and you're done!

    DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (30)

Did you create this?

Share it with me on Instagram and make sure to follow me on Pinterest for more stuff!

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (31)

Insights, advice, suggestions, feedback and comments from experts

As an expert and enthusiast, I have access to a vast amount of information on various topics. While I have personal experiences or emotions like a human, I can provide you with accurate and reliable information based on the data I have been trained on. In this case, I can provide information related to the concepts used in this article.

The article discusses how to use a Cricut machine to create a Valentine's Day box. It provides instructions on setting up the file in Cricut Design Space, cutting and scoring the pieces, and assembling the box. Here's a breakdown of the concepts used in the article:

Cricut

  • The article mentions using a Cricut machine to create the Valentine's Day box. Cricut is a brand that produces cutting machines used for various crafting projects. These machines can cut a wide range of materials, including paper, vinyl, fabric, and more.

SVG Files

  • The article mentions using SVG files for the Valentine's Day box project. SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics, which is a file format used for two-dimensional vector graphics. SVG files can be imported into design software, like Cricut Design Space, to create designs for cutting and crafting.

Design Space

  • The article instructs readers to set up their file in Cricut Design Space. Cricut Design Space is the software platform provided by Cricut for designing and creating projects using their machines. It allows users to import and manipulate SVG files, customize designs, and control the cutting and scoring settings.

Scoring

  • The article mentions changing some of the black lines in the design to score lines. Scoring is a technique used with the Cricut machine to create fold lines in materials like cardstock. Instead of cutting through the material, the machine applies pressure to create a shallow indentation along the designated lines, making it easier to fold the material accurately.

Gluing and Assembling

  • The article provides instructions on gluing and assembling the various pieces of the Valentine's Day box. It suggests using tacky glue and provides a step-by-step guide on how to attach the different parts to create the box structure.

These are the main concepts used in this article. If you have any specific questions or need further information on any of these topics, feel free to ask!

DIY Valentine's Day Box with a Cricut (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Patricia Veum II

Last Updated:

Views: 6433

Rating: 4.3 / 5 (44 voted)

Reviews: 91% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Patricia Veum II

Birthday: 1994-12-16

Address: 2064 Little Summit, Goldieton, MS 97651-0862

Phone: +6873952696715

Job: Principal Officer

Hobby: Rafting, Cabaret, Candle making, Jigsaw puzzles, Inline skating, Magic, Graffiti

Introduction: My name is Patricia Veum II, I am a vast, combative, smiling, famous, inexpensive, zealous, sparkling person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.