Valentine Treasure Boxes
Valentine Treasure Boxes by Annie Rogers
Skill Level: 2-5
Time Frame: 30 min-1 hr
- To use an everyday objects to create a unique Valentine-themed gift with a specific recipient in mind.
- To explore the art of assemblage, or the putting together of 3-dimensional found objects to create a unique work of art.
- Matchboxes (can be found next to the charcoal in the grocery store for $1.50 or so per dozen
- Colored and Patterned paper (could use origami paper, cardstock is a little too thick)
- Scotch Tape
- Found Objects—buttons, beads, foil, silk flowers, ribbon, sequins, etc
- Craft Glue
- Objects for filling Valentine Boxes
- Empty all the matches out of your matchboxes.
- Cut several papers of different colors and patterns into 2 1/16” X 4” rectangles—for outside of box.
- Cut several papers of different colors and patterns into 1 ¼” X 2” rectangles—for inside of box.
- Choose a 2 1/16” X 4” rectangle of paper to be the basis for the outside of your valentine box. Tape one end of the paper to the underside of the matchbox cover. Pull tight around the whole cover and secure the opposite side with tape.
- Arrange your found objects on top of the matchbox cover in whatever way is pleasing to you. Secure them with craft glue.
- Slide out the inner portion of the box. Place your smaller sheet of paper in the bottom of the box. It should fit snugly without requiring glue.
- Fill you treasure box with a small gift. Suggestions: felt beads, fabric button magnets, bead necklace or bracelet, a love note with cool sequins and glitter.
- Give to your Sweet Valentine!
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