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Hey friends! Today I am sharing this fun Basketball Valentine’s Day Box with you guys! How fun did this turn out? Come see how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Plaid Crafts!
My oldest son is currently playing in his 1st season of Basketball and was so excited to create a Basketball themed Valentine’s Day box! Feel free to customize the look to meet your own wants, you can really do anything you want to it!
Black Apple Barrel Paint
9.5″x 12″ Ply Wood – mine was .25″ thick, but use what you have!
Mini Corrugated Tri-Fold Display Board (14 x 22 Inches)
Cheap Door Basketball Hoop (buy at Walmart or The Dollar Store)
Basketball Court Vinyl – you can create your own or use this one from Cricut
Graphics to decorate your Display Board – I printed a bunch of basketballs and the letters that say “Take a Shot at My Heart”
3 Cardboard Pieces to the sizes: 1 piece that is 2.5″ x 12″ and 2 pieces that are 2.5″x5″
Hot Glue Gun
To start putting your Basketball Valentine’s Day Box take your Tri-Fold Display Board and paint both sides with Black Paint. I also painted the backside of the 3 small cardboard cutouts.
Afterwards I got all my other supplies together: Basketball Court Vinyl, Plywood, Basketball cutouts, cut out lettering (Take a Shot at my Heart), cardboard cutouts, basketball hoop, Mod Podge and Paint (for touchups and cardboard cut outs.
I then applied the vinyl basketball court to the piece of plywood. If you don’t have access to cut a vinyl, you could easily just paint a similar design onto the board.
Then apply all your cutouts decorations to your black painted trifold display board with Mod Podge.
After it’s all dry, use hot glue to attach the basketball hoop to the board.
Next take your 3 small pieces of cardboard and apply them to the front and the front sides of the ply wood. You can use any pieces of cardboard that you have, an old box, cereal box, etc. I actually ended up using the headboard that came with the basketball hoop. That way I only had to paint one side of the cardboard and the other side already had a sort of basketball look to it.
Then to finish it off, glue the trifold display board to the plywood. I used hot glue and had the trifold display board overlap with my side pieces of cardboard and applied the glue in between them.
Now all your kids friends can just drop their Valentine through the basketball hoop and take a shot at their heart!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it can help you create the perfect Valentine’s Day box for your little(s)!
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