This Reader Made Adorable Valentine’s Day Tackle Boxes for Her Kiddos

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Valentine’s Day is all about making your loved ones feel extra special, including your little ones! This week’s Happy Friday reader Leah created some V-Day tackle boxes for her boys to enjoy!

Valentine's Tackle box

My kids (4 boys!) love Valentine’s Day and the candy that comes with it! Last year, I saw some candy tackle boxes available from several stores and candy shops. I knew my boys would love them. The price tag on them was a bit too steep, though, at around $20 each! So, I decided to make my own.

I had a lucky find and was able to score tackle boxes on clearance at Walmart for $2, but I have also seen them at local dollar stores. Next, I went to the candy aisle of the dollar store and picked up a variety of candy and snacks in red and pink colors and filled their boxes. I kept the outside simple and cut a heart out with some paper I had and wrote their names on it.

diy valentines day tackle boxes

Leah, I’m sure your boys will love these DIY tackle boxes! They are sure to feel extra special this Valentine’s Day. ❤️

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  1. 5pink1blue

    So fun! I bet your boys love their Momma. If you didn’t want just candy you could probably find small toys to use. Or put stickers or coins.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Great suggestions for swapping out candy, 5pink1blue! 🥰

  2. Klp

    I’ve always loved this idea! I prefer to use a box that has food safe plastic instead of the tackle boxes though. My kids love them!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      I agree, Klp! Such a fun idea for a personalized treat for the kiddos! ❤️

    • leahk

      Just a tip: You can check the bottom of the boxes to see what plastic they are made of. This should let you know if they are food safe. Many of these tackle boxes are made of the same materials as the plastic containers food comes in at the store.

  3. CWDsouza

    Cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes, we thought so too! So cute! You’re welcome! 💕

  4. tera

    Thanks for the tip about dollar store candies, Leah! I was sitting here thinking, but how much candy would I have to buy (at $4-6/bag) to get a good variety to include? If I get to the dollar store between now and Tuesday, I’ll make these for my kiddos.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes – candy can sure get expensive! 🤑 The Dollar Tree is such a great way to snag some on the cheap! 🎉 Happy shopping, tera! 💗

    • leahk

      Glad you like them! I spent about $20 total on these boxes including the candy.

  5. Bzroses13

    I did this last year after finding one premade one in the store… with 3 kids one wasn’t going to cut it so I made my own 🥰

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      YAY! Thanks for sharing that you’ve made a similar one for your kiddos too, Bzroses13! 🥰

  6. Marni

    Also a great tip for this – buy Christmas candy when it goes on sale after Christmas and use the red ones for Valentine’s Day in Feb and the green ones for St Patricks Day in Mar!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Great suggestion for scoring candy and other items on the cheap, Marni! ❤️

  7. garry_save

    I did this last year for our grandsons but for Easter. It was a great vessel kin stead of the usual Easter basket. I did full on tackle boxes with trays. Found a great deal last year on tackle boxes on clearance at Walmart and paid $5.00 a box. I filled with gummy sharks, Swedish fish, gold fish, hot wheels car fit perfectly in the tiered tray slots and healthy Z-bars in the bottom compartment. We also bought the grandsons their own telescopic fishing poles. The tackle boxes were a big hit!!! I try to come up with inventive alternatives to the Easter basket each year! This year I am doing large mesh beach bags filled with beach toys, water shoes, towel, sunglasses, friction trucks, frisbee, beach kites and of course healthy treats with some chocolate. Always try to do things that are useful after Easter so it is not a waste of money.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing about the creative ideas you’ve done for Easter baskets, garry_save! Your beach themed idea is so cute! ⛱❤️

  8. Kim

    So creative! I wish I had that kind of brain….but then that’s why I need hip2save!

  9. Kate

    Another great candy option is the bulk bins at Winco if there is one near you! You can get as much or as little as you need and it’s cheap!

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