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Three Simple and Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts

Whether you have little ones in the house or not, crafts are such a fun and engaging way to rally the family together. This Valentine’s Day, we want to share with you some fun ways to get creative with some cardboard boxes, some heart-shaped stickers, a glass vase, some pencils, and a spool of twine.

Valentine’s Day Pennant Banner

What you need:

  • 1 small TMAAT box
  • 1 spool of twine
  • 1 box cutter knife
  • 1 pink marker
  • Handful of heart-shaped stickers
  • 1 hole puncher

What to do:

  1. Cut 12 little triangles for the pennant
  2. Color the pennants with pink marker
  3. Put the sticker hearts on the pennant, space them out to your own liking
  4. Hole punch the top 2 corners of each triangle
  5. String the triangle pennant onto twine

Heart Door Hanger

What you need:

  • 1 small TMAAT box
  • 3 ft. of gold garland
  • Red paint
  • Red pipe cleaners
  • 1 box cutter knife
  • 1 hole puncher
  • 1 stapler

What to do:

  1. Pencil the outline for the shape of a heart
  2. Cut the heart out
  3. Write “Be Mine” or any other message you want
  4. Staple the gold garland around the edge of the heart
  5. Punch 2 holes on the top side of the heart
  6. String a pipe cleaner through the holes and twist the ends together

Bouquet of Pencil Messages

What you need:

  • 1 small TMAAT box
  • 1 pack of pencils
  • 1 glass vase
  • A few heart stickers
  • Tape
  • Red marker

What to do:

  1. Cut out 6 small heart shapes out of cardboard
  2. Write “Be Mine, XOXO” or any other message you want
  3. Tape the small heart to the pencils
  4. Arrange the pencil in vase

We hope you had as much fun as us making these simple and easy Valentine’s Day crafts. Give it a try; you will be surprised at how easy they are. Give us a call at 615-248-6288 to let us know if you enjoyed making these crafts or if you need any moving boxes, we would love to hear how yours turned out.

A Very MOVING Love Story (Get it?)

A TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Valentine's Day story

Since it’s Valentine’s Week, we wanted to share a love story from our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK family! Our Quality Control Manager, Keith, and his wife recently celebrated their big 5th wedding anniversary, and we just love the story about how they met and started dating.  It’s a very MOVING tale…  (Get it?  Because we’re a moving company?)

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Valentine's Day love storyKeith and Nicole met while they were still in school and Keith worked at the local grocery store.  He worked with one of Nicole’s friends, who introduced them to each other one day when she and Nicole were going to hang out after work.  “She gave me one of the Pixie Stix she’d just bought, and I put it in my pocket because I was still working.  Well, I forgot about it until I sat down in my car to go home, and it busted open in my pocket,” Keith remembers.  Unfortunately, the sugary dust exploded in the pocket where he kept his cell phone, so it became lodged in all the phone’s crevices and broke it.

The next time Keith saw Nicole, he told her about the Pixie Stix disaster.  They laughed about the incident, and kept talking to each other for hours.  “Then we started dating…but on our first date, she wrecked her car by accidentally driving through a ditch,” Keith says.

Fortunately, the rest of their dates went much more smoothly.  A few years later, Keith and Nicole started talking about marriage.  Keith explains, “She told me I would never marry her, and I told her that wasn’t true.  I brought her straight to the jewelry store and had her pick out a ring.  Later I went back and bought the one she chose.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Valentine's Day love storyThe spontaneous couple even picked their wedding date on a whim!  “We just woke up one morning and were like, ‘Let’s do it!'” Keith says.  They went to the courthouse and called a friend to meet them there to be the witness.  Now he makes fun of his outfit that day: “I was wearing an American Eagle button-down with those jeans that were popular and kind of ripped up, and I had a studded belt that was so cool.”

They’ve been together for years, and Keith still talks about how great his wife is while he’s at the office.  Happy Valentine’s Day to Keith and Nicole!


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4 DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts from Moving Boxes

Valentines Day Crafts by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville

Show your love this Valentine’s Day by creating easy homemade crafts and decorations! Making homemade crafts can be a fun and inexpensive family activity. These crafts are all upcycled from old moving boxes, meaning all you really need is craft paper, glue and stickers, and you’re ready to go. If you are in need of boxes, we are here to help! Our office offers a variety of boxes tailored to your needs that can be purchased at your Nashville location!

Below are four easy, do-it-yourself Valentine’s Day craft tutorials!

Kid’s Valentine’s Day card box

DIY Valentine's Day kids card box by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville

Personalize your child’s Valentine’s Day card box for their school party by using one of our Truckie’s Treasure Chest boxes. These boxes are simple to assemble and have handles to make for easy transportation to and from school. You can purchase this at our TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® location or order one online for just a few bucks!

Supplies: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK supplies for Valentine's Day kids' card box DIY craft

1 Truckie’s Treasure Chest box
Craft paper
Stickers
Hot glue gun
Box cutter
Scissors

Step 1: Assemble your box and place the handles into the open spaces on the side. Next, use a box cutter to make a slot on the top for Valentines to be dropped in.

Step 2: Have your child cover the box in craft paper of their choice. Use a hot glue gun or tape to secure the paper to the box.

Step 3: It’s time to personalize! Let your child personalize their card box with stickers, paper hearts, ribbon, and anything else they wish.

 

Sweetheart garland

Valentine's Day sweetheart garland by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville
Spruce up your home by creating a classic conversation heart garland to hang in your home. I’m in love with how this turned out!

Supplies:

1 small TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® box
Acrylic craft paint
Sponge paint brushes
Red stickers or a red marker
Ribbon
Box cutter
Hole punch
Heart stencils
Pencil

Step 1: To make this simple, we decided to do a quick online search and print heart stencils. Trace as many hearts as you’d like to have on your garland and use your box cutter to carefully cut them out.

Step 2: Now that your cardboard hearts are cut out, it’s time to paint. We stuck to the classic candy heart colors but your options are endless! Also, I would recommend doing two coats of paint for the best results.

Step 3: After the paint is fully dry, use your hole punch on each side of the heart. String your ribbon through the holes and behind each heart to put your garland together. At the back of the first and last heart, tie a knot in the ribbon to keep them from slipping off.

Step 4: Use your creativity and think of fun sayings to put on each heart! We used red stickers for accuracy and to save time but a red permanent market can work just as well.

 

Valentine’s Day door wreath
DIY Valentine's Day door wreath from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK boxes

Greet your guests with love by creating a paper heart door wreath!

Supplies:Valentine's Day door wreath supplies

1 small box
Craft paper
Sticker letters
Ribbon
Hot glue gun
Pencil
Scissors
Box cutter

Step 1: Trace a large circle onto your box with a second circle inside it. Use your box cutter to cut out the inside circle as well as the large circle, leaving you with a base for your wreath. Keep in mind this does not have to be perfectly shaped and it is okay to have jagged edges as you will be covering it up.

Step 2: Cut out various sized hearts from your craft paper and begin gluing them down to your cut out circle. Continue doing this until you are satisfied with your wreath.

Step 3: We added a “LOVE” banner to the top to make it extra festive. After you are happy with the look of your wreath, use your hot glue gun to secure ribbon to the back of your wreath.

 

Tic-tac-toe board

DIY Valentine's Day tic -tac-toe board by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Nashville

A fun twist on a classic game can entertain your kids for hours … okay, maybe 15 minutes but you have to admit, it is fun!

Supplies:

1 small box (Or a remaining side from the box used in previous crafts)
Colored paper
Glue
Marker
Scissors

Step 1: Cut a large heart out to act as your tic-tac-toe game board. Cover this heart in colored paper.

Step 2: Cut smaller hearts out of craft paper in two separate colors. You will want to cut 5 hearts in each color.

Step 3: Draw your board game lines onto the heart and play!

If you liked our Valentine’s Day crafts and you’re hungry for more DIY projects, follow our Pinterest board on Reusing Moving Boxes!

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