Stitched Heart Box

Skip the wrapping paper and instead try dressing up a plain box with a few stitches and stamps…

With a little bit of love, a plain box is looking pretty good for Valentine's Day.

This is a box they will want to keep.

For this project you will need: A plain box, embroidery thread, a pencil and a needle. You can reuse a box you have or check the wrapping paper section of craft stores for blank boxes.


Using a pencil, lightly draw a heart onto the top of the box. Using your needle, punch holes all along your pencil line. In order to create a continuous line with your stitches you will need to make two holes close together and space those double holes about 1/4 of an inch apart from each other.

Erase pencil line and stitch in design using a straight stitch.

When you get to the end, knot your thread to secure your design.

Family Chic Valentine's Day craft.

Using alphabet rubber stamps, stamp out a message inside of your heart.

To cover up the back of my stitches, I lined the inside of the lid with origami paper.



  1. agnes  February 3, 2012

    just pinned this. what a great idea! i am new to your blog and love it! thanks for sharing your great designs!

    • camilla  February 3, 2012

      Hi Agnes – Thanks for stopping by! So glad you like the blog & thanks for pinning. Take Care, Camilla

  2. ivylou  February 4, 2012

    Hey, what a fab idea! So simple yet so striking. I too have pinned this – now I just need to find me some little boxes, 🙂 Thanks for the tutorial post.

  3. Susan L  February 6, 2012

    Super-duper like. Great way to avoid the waste of wrapping paper while giving something unique and chic!

    • camilla  February 6, 2012

      Susan – I always feel so guilty when I wrap a gift in paper – it’s such a waste. This is fun to make and really easy – so glad you like it 🙂 Thanks for commenting, C

  4. Kim {ShopKim on Etsy}  February 6, 2012

    What an adorable idea! I love it. I also love that I already have all the things needed to do it. 🙂

    • camilla  February 6, 2012

      Thanks Kim – I love it when a project comes together like that – no need to run to the store! 🙂 Enjoy! Camilla

  5. April  February 6, 2012

    I am just so grateful I’ve stumbled upon your blog. I think I’ve pinned nearly every Valentines’ craft you’ve posted! Thank you so much for your creativity and making it accessible (and so easy!) for us busy moms/crafters.

    • camilla  February 6, 2012

      Thank you April!!! Have a great day, Camilla

  6. szWaczka  February 29, 2012

    wonderful idea and Beautifully crafted:)

  7. szWaczka  February 29, 2012

    wonderful idea and Beautifully crafted