Let your Valentine know they are “A Real Gem” with a sweet DIY Gift Box and Free Printable Valentine Cards. These Tiffany & Co. inspired Valentine’s hold a small gift and are a great substitute for candy.
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Non-Candy Valentine Treats
I love giving non-candy treats on Valentine’s Day since we already get lots and lots of candy and sweets from friends.
I was brainstorming non-candy Valentine’s with my kiddos when I started thinking about REALLY expensive Valentine’s gifts. Shiny gifts that can come in tiny boxes. Tiny boxes in a certain blue hue, a patented shade of robin’s egg blue that was a custom commissioned from Pantone.
I’m talking about Tiffany Blue, of course. It was named for that iconic jewelry store…. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany started using those beautiful little blue boxes in 1906. I love Tiffany boxes for their lovely color and the clean, timeless design.
DIY Tiffany Style Gift Box
Luckily, with a little colored paper and my free printable pattern, you can elevate small toys into priceless gems!
The cute clamshell boxes hold a tiny, printable Valentine card and a tiny “precious” gift. The cards declare, “Valentine, You’re a Real Gem.” I’ve also included a set of free printable gift tags that you can tie onto the outside of the boxes.
Personalize the boxes with your favorite color of cardstock and tie on a ribbon to make them even more special!
- Free printable PDF pattern
- 8.5 x 11 card stock (1 piece per gem box)
- 8.5-11 contrasting card stock per gem box (each piece makes several ring inserts and cards)
- Glue or double-stick tape
- Novelty Ring (1 ring per gem box)
Add a Ring
Add a novelty ring to make these favors more fun. (I used light-up jelly rings and Wilton Favor Accent Rings for my gem boxes.)Adjust the slit you cut in the ring insert to ensure that your rings fit securely in the box.
Free Printable Valentines
I hope you try making my DIY Gem boxes for your favorite Valentine! Download the full instructions and free printable pattern.
- Download the free printable file.
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