Update a Box Frame for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Update a Box Frame for Valentine’s Day

When thinking about Valentine projects this year, I came across an old box frame and a wood heart I had decorated last year but never used. Once I refreshed the frame and added the decorated heart, I had a cute Valentine decor piece that I could hang on the wall or sit on a shelf.

Here’s how to update a box frame for Valentine’s Day.

Supplies Used:

  • 5 1/2″ square box frame (on hand)
  • patterned craft paper of choice (on hand)
  • small wood heart shape (Dollar Tree)
  • wood letters (stick-on letters or other embellishment can be used)
  • two tumbling tower blocks
  • one 1/2 inch wood cube
  • acrylic paint in white and red
  • glue stick
  • hot glue



I had this box frame in my stash. It was a bit worse for wear but it was nothing that a fresh coat of paint wouldn’t fix. I gave it a couple of coats of white acrylic paint. I didn’t worry about getting paint on the paper backing, as this would be replaced, as well.



I chose this blue craft paper from my stash as the new backing. I used a glue stick to attach it, making sure to cover all of the outside edges.



I had painted one of the wood hearts from Dollar Tree last year and added some wood letters I had on hand, but didn’t do anything with it. You can add whatever words or embellishment you want to the heart. 




I’m going to hot glue the heart to the centre of the box, but I wanted to elevate it, so I hot glued two tumbling tower blocks together and glued them to the frame first.



After I had glued the heart to the tumbling tower blocks, I realized the tip of the heart needed to be stabilized, so I glued the small wood block under it.



With the heart positioned in the centre of the frame, I wanted to add some greenery to the left-hand corner of it. I chose some long pieces off a hanging bush from my stash and glued one down the side and one across the top of the frame.



Then, I added two small flowers, also from my stash, to the corner of the frame where the greenery meets.



There’s a hanger on the back of this frame, but it’s wide enough that you could just sit it on a shelf, if you wanted, as I’ve done here. This turned out rather better than I expected, considering I didn’t have to buy any new supplies. And, of course, it’s totally customizable, depending on your decor style.


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