I 'Chews' You: DIY Shark Valentine Box | The Yellow Spectacles

February 8, 2021 United States

I 'Chews' You: DIY Shark Valentine Box



I 'Chews' You: DIY Shark Valentine Box 


When I was in elementary, the worst years of my life, lol, but not the point, let's start over. When I was in elementary school, my mom & I made my Valentine card box for the class card exchange. It was a shoebox wrapped in tin foil & accessorized with heart stickers alongside my name written in puffy paint. 

We cut a slit in the top of the shoebox so kids could drop the cards right into the box. 


How to make a DIY shark Valentine mailbox
Shark Valentine's Day Mailbox 


While I am not in school anymore or really exchanging Valentines, I did make a Shark-inspired Valentine card box {that I am actually going to wrap a gift inside of} out of an oatmeal cardboard container. 


I like the idea of repurposing household items into something else, & I knew the shape/structure of the oatmeal container would make for a great Valentine mailbox box. 


If you are looking for a creative idea to craft a household item into something for the upcoming holiday, here is how I turn a cardboard container into a Shark Valentine Card Box...& yes, it's pretty 'jaw-some.' 


Repurposing a cardboard container to make a Valentine's Day mailbox
DIY Shark Valentine Box 

Ideas for an an aquatic Valentine's Day Party Theme
Spongebob Valentines 


Supplies:

Oatmeal container or some type of cylinder shape tube

Wrapping paper in your desired color of blue or gray {hey, a pink shark would be cute too}

Glue

Gems

Construction paper 


Host a shark-inspired Valentine's Day party
Valentine's Day Crafts 

DIY Shark Valentine Box 


Method:

After shaking the oatmeal dust from the container's inside, I wrapped the tube in a light blue wrapping paper print, fold the extra piece of wrapping paper to line the top half of the inside of the tube.

I taped the paper on what would be the shark's underbelly so no tape is visible on the shark's top or sides. 


Next, I used bits of wrapping paper to freehand make the shark's side fins & top dorsel. I adhered the fins to the container with hot glue. 


I free-hand cut out triangles in blue & white & glued them around the inside of the opened end of the tube. This is the shark's mouth/teeth. I found that the shark looked dull with only white teeth, but the blue added a colorful punch!


Lastly, I added two blue gems for the Valentine Shark Box's eyes. You can stop the decorating here or go a step future embellishing the shark with puff paint in areas around the mouth, gills & eyes. There isn't a right or wrong way to decorate your Valentine box. 


Of course, since this DIY Shark Valentine Box has an aquatic theme, aquatic-inspired Valentine's only makes sense to add. I found these Spongbob Square Pants Valentines to be rather cute, but I could totally see pirate Valentines, mermaid Valentines, or yes, shark Valentines to be a great match for your card box! 

Or if you're a Shark Tank fan like me, Valentines with Mr. Wonderful on them? 

Happy Valentine's Day! If you loved this post, follow me on Instagram @Katelynchef. 


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