Can you guys believe it? Valentine’s Day is almost here! While most people are just packing away their Christmas decorations, you KNOW my six year old daughter already has her mind geared towards Valentine’s Day…I guess she got her preparedness from me, but hey, who doesn’t like to be prepared, right? Since my little munchkin had her heart set on a unicorn Valentine’s exchange box for her class I just couldn’t let her down, and I figured why not show you all how easy it is to make so your little unicorn-obsessed munchkins can have this super cute box too.
This super cute unicorn box is actually really easy to pull off. I found all of my supplies at Oriental Trading, so everything was an easy one-stop-shop, I didn’t have to go to multiple places to grab what I needed. For this project you will need:
- White Tissue Paper Sheets
- Small Foam Cones
- Silver Glitter Sand
- White Craft Glue
- Large Eye Stickers
- Smooth Rollers
- Pink & Purple Curling Ribbon
- Self-Adhesive Glitter Foam Hearts
- Black Eyelashes
- and of course, a recycled box
First things first, you’ll want to center where your unicorn horn will be, and cut an opening off to the side that’s large enough for Valentine’s to be put into the box.
You’ll want to create a good base layer of the tissue paper, which is where the craft glue and foam rollers come in SUPER handy. I put some of the craft glue in a small dish and covered the roller. Apply the glue to the box, add a layer of tissue paper, and use another (clean) roller to press the tissue evenly on. For the remaining 5-6 layers of tissue (however many you need) you’ll simply wrap the tissue around the box and tape into place for a crisp, beautiful white box that’s ready to decorate!
For the next step, you’ll want to create the unicorn horn so it can dry while you finish the rest of the box. Using the same craft glue and roller that you just used on the box, cover the foam cone in glue, then simply roll in the silver glitter sand. (Tip: if you place a toothpick in the bottom of the horn it will help you cover the horn in glue and glitter WITHOUT covering your hand too!)
While your unicorn horn is drying, you can start working on the rest of the box. For this box, I used 25 pink and 25 purple ribbons that I simply curled with some scissors. Attach them in an alternate pattern with whatever glue you prefer (I used hot glue for these so they would dry quickly and not slip out of place).
Once the unicorn horn you glitterfied is dry, you can attach to the box with whatever glue you prefer, again, for quick-drying purposes I used hot glue. Just make sure you remove the toothpick (if you inserted one) before you try and attach the horn!
To create the unicorn ears, I used 2 large white hears and 2 small pink hearts. Turn the hearts upside down and attach the pink heart to the white heart like you see above. Fold the heart in half, add a dot of hot glue to keep in place, then cut the bottom flat so they’ll be easy to attach to the box.
When you’re all done attaching the ears, simply add eye stickers, eyelashes, a couple extra hearts and a cute little smile and you’ve got quite possibly the cutest Valentine’s exchange box you’ll ever see!
There’s no doubt that your little one will want some super cute valentines to pass out to everyone else’s boxes, and you guessed it, I was able to find those at Oriental Trading too! These Valentine Emoji Bracelets and Exchange Cards are perfect for the whole class and offer a cute little item kids will love to wear every day, even after Valentine’s Day!
Thanks to my friends over at Oriental Trading, we were able to get everything we needed for Valentine’s Day in one quick shopping trip and had everything delivered to our door just a few days later. Make sure you check out everything they have to offer to fill all of your Valentine’s needs.
***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***