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Cereal Crafts: Valentine’s Box Brainstorm!

One cereal box has endless possibilities when a bunch of adults have the chance to be a kid again!

Contributed by: Laurie Borgen, BettyCrocker.com

The night before Valentine’s Day last year I had to run to buy a pair of shoes just so my daughter had a shoe box to make her Valentine’s box. Seriously!

I wish I would have looked in the pantry first. There, I had at least 6 or 7 cereal boxes.  But in my 18 years as a parent of 3, I have never once thought to use cereal boxes for Valentine’s boxes. Finally, this year, the light went on!

With this fun idea in hand, I challenged the Betty Crocker.com team to see what kind of Valentine’s Day boxes we could make out of Big G® Cereal boxes.  The most important lesson learned while crafting: the possibilities are endless.

Valentine Cereal Boxes
Valentine Cereal Boxes

Armed with full boxes of cereal, rolls of wrapping paper, stickers, ribbon, glitter pens and a hot glue gun, 15 adults set out to create something most of us haven’t made since grade school. And the ideas that poured out were amazing!  Cheerios® boxes were the group favorite because the heart on the front makes a perfect place to cut a slot or door.

Everyone’s ideas were as original as they are. Check out this little purse, and true mailbox.

 

Cereal Valentine Boxes

 

Sue from the photo team even illustrated where to cut and fold the box to create one just like hers.

 

Valentine Cereal Boxes

 

Kayla, our associate editor, created the amazing mobile phone box. Ian, a web designer, went big with an incredible Hot Lips box, a favorite of our Facebook fans.

 

Valentine Cereal Boxes
Cereal Valentine Boxes

 

Thinking back on all the years spent trying to cover, paint, decorate and cut holes in a shoe box makes me cringe! Cereal boxes make the most versatile Valentine’s Day boxes ever!


Here are all the great Valentine’s boxes our team created. Which one is your favorite?

 

Valentine Cereal Boxes

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