Simple wooden heart necklace with gift box for Valentines Day.


This is a simple and fun project for Valentines Day.  I made these for my grandaughters in less than an hour.  There are endless possibilities for decorating these and you can make them as simple or as intricate as you like.  The girls loved their necklaces but loved the boxes even more! This would be an excellent project to do with kids.


  • Small wooden hearts
  • scrapbook paper
  • glue
  • narrow ribbon


Step 1.

Trace hearts onto paper and cut them out.  Make an extra one for the gift box.


Step 2.

Glue the paper hearts on the wooden hearts.


Step 3.

Drill two small holes in the top of each heart.  (If you don’t have a drill you can glue the ribbon to the back using a generous amount of glue and allowing it to dry well before using the necklace.)


Step 4. Â

Cut the narrow ribbon to the length you want your necklace to be.  Dip the end of the ribbon in glue and let it dry.  This will make it easier to pass the end through the holes in the hearts.


Step 5.Â

Thread the end of the ribbon through the holes starting from the back of the heart.  Do the same to each heart.  Tie a double knot with the ends of the ribbon and you’re done. Â


Gift box


  • small matchbox
  • small piece of fabric (I used velvet)
  • ribbon
  • small wooden heart

Step 1.

Cut a piece of fabric just big enough to cover matchbox with a small overlap at end to fold under and glue down.  I used a piece of fabric  4 1/2″ X 2″ for mine, but matchboxes do vary in size to some degree so make sure you measure yours.Â


Step 2.

Glue fabric to matchbox folding over the end to hide edge of fabric.Â


Step 3.

Thread ribbon through heart like the necklace  and loop it around to box, pulling the ends tight and tie a bow.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.