This DIY Valentine’s Day Lego Shadow Box is a really simple and affordable craft to put together for your loved one this holiday. All you need is some Lego characters, access to a printer for the free printable, a glue gun, scissors, and a small shadow box.
I really like browsing websites like Etsy with crafty items to purchase and I came across some fun shadow boxes made with little Lego people and wanted to make one for my husband for his Valentine’s Day gift! This DIY costs me under $10 thanks to my Hobby Lobby coupon and my son helped out by giving me these Lego characters from his collection. UNDER $10– that never happens in the crafting world (for me anyways).
DIY Valentine’s Day Lego Shadow Box
- A 5 x7 shadow box frame. This one here from Amazon would work. However, I recommend Hobby Lobby to save some money!
- Printer for the “I would walk across Legos for you” printable available by clicking here.
- Glue gun with one glue stick.
- 2 Lego characters that represent you and your partner. The couple here would work. If you have kids, go through their Lego sets and see if there are some your child would like to donate.
- 1 or 2 Legos for the characters to stand on.
- Red colored pencil (optional).
- Gather materials.
- Create the background printable. Cut it out to fit in your frame. If you buy a frame other than a 5 x 7, you may want to shrink or enlarge the lettering. I tried to cut out the printable so the lettering would be centered but you can do as you please. If you are using Duplo Lego characters that are larger, pull that lettering more into the upper right-hand corner of the frame to fit the characters or buying a slightly larger shadow box.
- Test out how your frame will come together by testing out the printable within the frame and also seeing how the characters will fit just in case you need to adjust something.
- In the lower left-hand corner of the shadow box frame, hot glue the long Legos the characters stand on with the characters secured on top.
- Make a small red heart between on the paper in the center of where the characters will be.
- Put the printable inside the frame and close it up.
Ideas from Amazon:
Make sure to use the free printable below and comment on which characters you will be using for this project! There are some really fun ones!