Thursday, February 9, 2012

DIY: Valentine Dioramas

What's better than a handmade valentine? A handmade valentine diorama! As I was making these, I got a little nostalgic. I don't think I've actually made a diorama since about 4th grade. Well, I'm pleased to tell you, that just like riding a bike, you never forget how to make one of these little guys! 

What you'll need:
  • an empty box (a shoebox might be a bit large, I used the little boxes that my printer ink comes in)
  • wrapping paper (I found mine in the dollar section at Target)
  • construction paper
  • ribbon or rickrack (felt rickrack also found at Target)
  • little hearts, stickers, confetti, etc. (I found the red hearts on sticks at the dollar store)
  • a cute photo printed and cut out (a personal photo, a vintage Valentine, Lucy and Ricky... you get the drift)
  • hot glue
Making the diorama is pretty self explanatory, and like I said, it will really bring back some memories! The only tip I have that I wish I'd discovered in 4th grade, is to use one long piece of construction paper glued to each side for the background. A single piece of paper makes a nice seamless backdrop!


  1. OMG, dioramas were pretty much the best part of school projects. Any time we had to do some sort of presentation, I immediately thought 'how do i turn this into a diorama presentation!?' I love this post! So cute.