Make this charming and rustic Valentine’s Day box to store special trinkets or gifts. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A wooden box
  • Sandpaper
  • Black acrylic paint
  • A large paintbrush
  • A rag
  • Off-white acrylic paint
  • A small paintbrush
  • A wooden figurine (in the shape of a girl or boy)
  • White glue
  • Two large black buttons


  1. Sand the wooden box to remove any rough edges or printing.
  2. Use a watered-down black acrylic paint and brush it onto the box with large, sweeping strokes.
  3. Wipe away any excess paint from the box using a rag, to give it a distressed, wood-worn look.
  4. Allow the paint to dry completely.
  5. Use off-white acrylic paint to make short, stitch-like lines along the edges of the box and in the shape of an “X” on the two ends.
  6. Use a small brush to paint the words “Be Mine” on the upper part of the front of the box.
  7. Use the end of the brush to dot each letter with black paint.
  8. Paint the wooden figurine all black, and allow it to dry.
  9. Apply glue to the back of the painted figurine.
  10. Glue the figurine to the front of the box using white glue.
  11. Glue two large black buttons to the sliding lid of the box for added decoration.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day box, and use it to store special treasures and gifts.