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Valentine Party In A Box

This is a Valentine variation on a very old project from almost six years ago. (It’s so funny to read the unpolished posts from back then–I miss the good ol’ days of blogging.) For Valentines we filled a big box with heart balloons (tape the string to the bottom of the box!) Then place on a doorstep and doorbell ditch! I’ve done it for a couple friends and it really is an easy and fun project that produces a big effect!

Valentine Party In A Box | Oh Happy Day!

Valentine Party In A Box | Oh Happy Day!

Valentine Party In A Box | Oh Happy Day!

Valentine Party In A Box | Oh Happy Day!

Valentine Party In A Box | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: 18″x18″x28″ white cardboard box (we got ours from The Container Store), red paint, paintbrush, 11″ heart balloons, string, tape

Step 1: Seal the bottom of your box with clear tape.
Step 2: Paint a large red heart on the front and back of the box. (We traced ours out with pencil first so we could get the shape right.)
Step 3: Blow up your balloons with helium and attach string. We filled ours with a little less helium so we could fit more into the box. (We were able to fit 10 balloons into the box.) You don’t want to smash too many in, or they won’t pop out when the box is opened.
Step 4: Begin taping the strings to the bottom of the box. We started in the middle and worked outward. We made sure the middle balloons were a little higher than the balloons on the sides. We also discovered that we need to add as much space between the balloons as possible (otherwise they get tangled and stuck.)
Step 5: Push the balloons into the box. This is a 2-person job. We found that it was easiest to push the shorter balloons down first followed by the taller, middle balloons.
Step 6: Close the top of the box. You can seal with ribbon, tape or nothing at all (as long as the box top is sturdy).
Step 7: Leave on your friend’s doorstep and doorbell ditch!

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Valentine Party In A Box | Oh Happy Day!

Valentine Party In A Box | Oh Happy Day!

  1. Cheyanne

    February 11, 2016

    What a sweet idea! This is similar to how my best friends younger brother asked my other best friends sister to prom a few years ago! I love the heart balloons :)

    http://www.CheyanneFulton.com

  2. Michelle

    February 11, 2016

    Such an awesome and insanely cute idea!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  3. Alli

    February 11, 2016

    Adorable. And I really, really need to know about those shoes…

  4. Laura

    February 11, 2016

    Adorable! Would this work without helium? As in blowing up the balloons with good ol’ big breaths?

  5. Kate

    February 11, 2016

    Love this idea, but I am so distracted from that gorgeous dress. Where is it from?

  6. Patrícia

    February 11, 2016

    Super cute! I loved the idea. kiss^^

  7. Jordan

    February 11, 2016

    This is SUCH an adorable idea! What a cute present for a friend this Valentine’s day. Love it!

  8. Paige

    February 11, 2016

    This is so fun! I love it!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  9. Kari

    February 11, 2016

    This is just the cutest thing! I would LOVE to get a box like this!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  10. Daphne

    February 11, 2016

    How could anyone resist to such an attention? You’re a magician Jordan !

    http://www.befrenchie.fr

  11. Analog House

    February 11, 2016

    Pin, pin, pin. Love the colors and the idea!

    Analog House
    http://theanaloghouse.blogspot.com/

  12. Jessica

    February 11, 2016

    Okay wow this is perfect! x

    http://jessicawoods.fr

  13. Rachel

    February 11, 2016

    What a cute (and simple!) DIY gift for Valentine’s Day! I can’t help but obsess over that dress. It’s so pretty!

    Rachel
    http://rachelinflight.com

  14. Beth

    February 11, 2016

    This is such a cute idea! And it would most definitely make somebody’s day!
    Xox

  15. Katie

    February 11, 2016

    I really miss those unpolished posts! :-)

  16. Bridget

    February 12, 2016

    I loved this idea 6 years ago and it’s even cuter now!! I totally want to try this!! And that Gorman dress is so ridiculously perfect for this shoot!!

  17. Cintia - Sol de Noche {deco crochet}

    February 13, 2016

  18. Linda

    February 15, 2016

    I really love this and would like to try it. The dress is adorable.

  19. kate garwood

    February 15, 2016

    such a cute and clever idea!!!! and workable for many holidays i might add!!! love it!!

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