Just in time for Teacher Appreciation week I have a fun Heart Box tutorial to share with you. You can use this paper heart box to bring in treats for a special Teacher, Bus Driver, or any other special someone! No time to make one for Teacher appreciation week? No problem! You can create this Strawberry heart box as an end of the school year gift when fresh picked strawberries are sure to be in season!
A custom tag made of Sticky-Back canvas and K&Company “Sweet Nectar” Cardstock sends a “Berry Sweet” Message for Teacher. While the heart-shaped strawberry box is sturdy enough to hold small gifts or treats.
I had the pleasure of meeting Sizzix designer Eileen Hull a few weeks ago. My Strawberry Heart box was created with her Heart Bag Sizzix ScoreBoards die. You can find the Heart Bag Die and all of the other “Lovely” dies in the “From the Heart” collection HERE. To see the entire line of Eileen’s products and Sizzix dies click HERE
How to Make a Strawberry Heart Box
You can substitute many of the supplies used for this tutorial. Use whatever you’ve got…be creative and have fun creating something special your child’s teacher is sure to appreciate as much as you do them!
- Chip Board or Mat Board
- Scrapbook Paper/ Card Stock (I used Core’dinations “Shattered”, Distress, and K&Company “Sweet Nectar”)
- Paint (I used Distress Paint)
- Flower Punch (I used Fiskars “Small Cosmo”)
- Sticky-Back Canvas
- Adhesive (I used Xyron)
If your adhesive runs out halfway through like mine did (thanks to being severely overworked from the Skylanders Party:)) a Xyron Mega Runner will help you out of that “Sticky Situation”.
STEP 3: Create “Strawberry Seeds” for your heart box with a paper punch and cardstock. I used Fiskar’s Small Cosmo and Sizzix emboss and cut Core’dinations Distress Collection. Run punches through Xyron 1.5″ create-a-sticker (my go to for small projects). Snip off petals at an angle and adhere.
STEP 4: Assemble pieces by folding and bending down scored lines. Attach with Hot Glue or other strong adhesive.
*TIP* There are tabs on each side piece that lock together to form the point at the bottom. I had it backwards in the photo…Thanks Eileen!
Adding a Handle to your Heart Box/Bag
I wanted to give my Strawberry heart box handle some Strawberry inspired leaves. A Strawberry ain’t strawberry without little leaves no?
STEP 1: Stick two pieces of Sticky-back canvas together and die cut with a Sizzix Flower Die…I used Flower Layers #4 but pretty much any flower die will work for this step.
Now fill your sweet Strawberry box with some sweet treats for your favorite Teacher!
Everyone loves a sweet juicy Strawberry…unless your allergic or don’t like strawberries but I digress. You don’ have to be super fancy to show your appreciation for a special Teacher. A heart-shaped box filled with yummy treats and a simple note will have her (or him) thinking you’re “Berry Sweet” too!
Thank a Teacher today!