Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, and what better way to get ready for the day than with a few fun and easy DIY crafts?

Each February at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, we like to put out a few creative, fun, and easy Valentine’s Day craft ideas that can be made from your recycled moving boxes or even a few items around your house. These ideas are fun for all ages, and can help bring some Valentine’s Day cheer into your life. Grab some scissors, get some glue, and enjoy!

Valentine’s Day dessert toppers


Dress up dessert by creating heart shaped toppers. We chose to go with cupcakes, but they’ll work great with almost any treat!


Craft paper
Toothpicks or small dowel rod
Hot glue gun

Step 1: Cut out cardboard hearts. Tip: If you have a heart shaped cookie cutter, use it as a stencil for perfect heart shapes.

Step 2: Cover the cardboard in craft paper. We selected a variety of designs to make our cupcakes more playful.

Step 3: Push your toothpick into the bottom of the cardboard heart. You may need a small amount of hot glue to secure it in place.

Step 4: Pop them into the tops of your dessert and enjoy!

Cardboard heart


This cardboard heart décor is perfect to display in a window, on a bedroom door, or above your dining room table. The best part is this takes less than 20 minutes to make!


Yarn or ribbon
Craft paper
Hot glue gun

Step 1: Cut out two large hearts from a cardboard box.

Step 2: Fold each heart in half to form a crease down the center, giving you four outward half-heart shapes. Use a hot glue gun to secure the two pieces together at the back of each fold.

Step 3: Time to be creative! Cover the hearts in craft paper of your choice.

Step 4: Secure ribbon or yarn around the heart and hang in your home!

Candy Name Hearts


Celebrate the little loves of your life – your kids!

1 small box
Scissors or box cutter
Paint and paintbrush
Stickers or marker
Hot glue gun

Step 1: Cut out the number of hearts needed for your banner. TIP! Use a heart stencil for evenly shaped hearts.

Step 2: Paint each heart with your desired colors. Be sure to let them fully dry!

Step 3: Use stickers or markers to spell out the names on your candy hearts. For extra fun, include your kids on this project and let them decorate their name heart however they’d like!

Step 4: Use a hot glue gun to secure hearts to the ribbon. Tie a bow at the top and you’re done!

Check out more ideas in the videos below!

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2 thoughts on “Easy DIY Valentine’s Day crafts you can create from recycled boxes

  1. Corrin and Barnard out of the Clarkston Mi office were super! Kind,courteous and very professional. They made sure our items packed and unpacked with care. Made sure we were happy and offered to arrange as needed. Very pleasant and even thanked us! This is the third time we have used the company and will always use them for big and small moves.

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