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Secret Message Valentine's Day Boxes

Surprise someone special this Valentine's Day with a sweet unexpected note.

Photography: Mike Krautter

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Martha Stewart Crafts Heart Garland Punch

  • Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board

  • Cardstock

  • Glitter paper

  • Double sided tape

  • Twine


  1. Using the Martha Stewart Crafts scoring board, score a 9-inch by 9-inch piece of cardstock at the 3- and 6-inch marks. Rotate paper, and score again.

  2. Score a 5-inch by 5-inch piece of glitter paper at the 1-inch mark and repeat on all sides.

  3. Fold and tape cardstock, then do the same with the glitter paper to create the base and lid of the box.

  4. Punch out hearts using the Heart Garland Punch. Interlock hearts and tape one end of the chain onto underside of lid.

  5. Wrap twine crosswise onto lid, and tape underneath. Tie a bow where twine meets.

  6. Write a special message for your Valentine onto the garland!

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