make this: homemade valentines “o-fish-ally be mine”

sorry it took me so long to get these up!  I was making them until late last night and had to wait to take a picture today.:)  these were created using pillow boxes (the 3.5×5 size), a little satin ribbon, a 1.5 inch circle punch, a 2 inch scallop punch and some goldfish crackers.  you know, a little salty to cut through all the sweets these little ones will be getting.:)

i did use photoshop to create the tag, but you could just as easily do these in word.  simply print them small enough to be punched out by the 1.5 inch circle punch.  i simply cut the ribbon to size, wrapped it around the box and taped it where it would be hidden by the tag.  then i just taped the tags on to the ribbon.  simple and fun!

i love love love the pink and orange combo.  to “boy” these up it would be really cute with a blue ribbon and tag too.  blue and orange is always so striking!

hope you are having fun creating all these handmade valentines!  three days left!!:)

You can find the pillow boxes in both frosted and clear styles NOW in the shop for 2013.  These FLEW off the shelves last year…so get them now before they’re gone!

Clear and Frosted Pillow Boxes

Also, I created a free printable version of the tags for you!!:)Find and download them here:

o fishally free sheet

have a great day!

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Nikki Gillette - January 28, 2014 - 7:19 am

Hi Tammy, I have a blog at and I am writing a post with ideas for middle school valentine gifts. Would you mind if I use this picture and link back to this post? Hope you have a wonderful day! Nikki

Stefani - February 13, 2013 - 10:09 pm

I’m so glad I pinned this! Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy - January 21, 2013 - 6:25 am

This is such an adorable idea…. LOVE IT!

Tammy - February 15, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Hi Alexis!

The font is called “a little pot.” I hope that helps!! :)


Alexis - February 14, 2012 - 7:18 pm

Thank you so much. Would you mind sharing the fonts you used? I LOVE THIS idea!

Angela - February 14, 2012 - 7:10 am

Just wanted to say thank you for sharing the printable! I printed one to give as a Valentine’s Day gift today. :) Thanks again.

Tammy - February 12, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Those are darling Elizabeth!!! Thanks for sharing!! :)


Elizabeth - February 12, 2012 - 4:04 pm

I couldn’t find white pillow boxes anywhere so I used cello bags and tied them with red ribbon. My son LOVES them. Thanks Tammy for such a cute idea!

Veronica - February 3, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I found you via Pinterest!

Kayla @ MPM School Supplies Blog - January 25, 2012 - 8:12 am

Hi Tammy! We loved this fish cracker valentine and featured it at our blog, MPM School Supplies Blog (a a support blog we created for our customers – parents and teachers alike – to assist them in finding creative and kid-friendly lessons, crafts, and more!).

You can find the full feature here:

We were sure to give idea/photo credit, as well as a link back to your site, but we’d love for you to take a look at it. If there are any problems, we’ll be certain to take down the feature immediately!

Thanks so much,

Kayla Johnson

Cheryl - January 23, 2012 - 10:27 pm

Fin-tastic! I am always so worried about giving sugary gifts to the little ones at school, so this is absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Moran - January 22, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Do you know when the bozes will be mailed?

Ashley - January 20, 2012 - 10:50 am

Soooo cute! Where can I order the pillow boxes from online? Thanks!

Alyssa - January 19, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Tammy, do you know of any place I can purchase them?

Kelsey - January 19, 2012 - 8:19 pm

This was such a cute idea. I am making this for my sister this year for valentines. I love the font that you used. I am doing other crafty things and I was wondering if you knew what font this was so that I could use it. :) Thanks!

Tammy - January 19, 2012 - 7:14 pm

Hi Alyssa!
I had a bunch of them for sale here for a few days last week. They sold out in just a few days! So sorry about that!

Alyssa - January 19, 2012 - 10:17 am

Where can I purchase these boxes? Can’t seem to find in stores or online anywhere. Really want to make these for my daughters class. Thanks! Such a great idea!

Leila - January 17, 2012 - 12:24 pm

Is there a way to enter a name on the tag once I download. Thanks!!

Emily - January 16, 2012 - 12:40 pm

I’m thrilled you’ve made the pillow boxes available for purchase. Can’t wait for mine to arrive!

Emily W - January 15, 2012 - 8:17 am

Love this idea!! I just placed an order for 10 boxes – any idea when I can expect to receive them? Very excited to make these for my son’s friends!

Corinne Broyles - January 15, 2012 - 5:39 am

Just purchased some boxes! Cute idea! Thanks!

Monique Lyons - January 14, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Thanks Tammy, I have placed my order for the 20 boxes! Can’t wait to complete these valentines. Again thanks for sharing this cute idea with all of us, and providing us the opportunity to get the supplies through you:)

Blythe - January 14, 2012 - 7:29 pm

Love your idea!! Esp. since my daughter is obsessed with “ishes”. Is there a way I can enter her name into your downloadable template? Please Let me know!!

Melissa Moran - January 14, 2012 - 8:35 am

Please email me if you have any problems or questions. Thanks.

Melissa Moran - January 14, 2012 - 8:33 am

I just purchased some boxes and yes I do need all 80 boxes I ordered. I ordered for myself and a friend that is why I used 2 cards. Great idea. You can ship them all in one box. Thanks. Melissa

Tammy - January 13, 2012 - 8:06 pm

ok Monique! I think it’s fixed now. I created a new button and Paypal’s html code kept coming pu with an error. It should work now! :)


Monique Lyons - January 13, 2012 - 3:35 pm

I would like to order 20 of the pillow boxes, but when I go to order it is only giving me the 30 count option. Can You please let me know how to fix this. Thank you, I can’t wait to make these for my sons class this year. So ka ute!

Dani Marie - January 13, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Love this idea & just wanted to let you know I included it in my Ultimate Valentine’s Guide!

Victoria - January 13, 2012 - 1:10 pm

So sweet!! I love this idea! I shared this on my blog today, too:

Tammy - January 12, 2012 - 12:01 pm

I was just able to get in touch with paypal and fix the payment button so it will now accept different quantities. :)

Hope that helps! :)

Dana - January 10, 2012 - 7:13 pm

I am wanting to order more than 10 boxes but my paypal will only let me purchase 10.. Can u help me??

Jaime - January 10, 2012 - 6:24 pm

Okay, I have seen these all over Pinterest I had no idea it was yours! It was repinned over 2000 times!! You rock!!

Miranda - January 9, 2012 - 9:11 pm

Works after a computer restart, whoops! Thanks again!

Miranda - January 9, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Cant get the link to work :/ Thanks for doing that btw! I ordered some boxes today!

Tammy - January 9, 2012 - 11:26 am

Hi Miranda! I’ve had many requests, so I’m actually making them right now to put up on the blog. :) They should be up in a few minutes. :)

Miranda - January 9, 2012 - 11:09 am

Whoops, just saw you do have a paypal, sorry about that – I’ll just try and create them unless you get more questions about making them. Thanks!

Miranda - January 9, 2012 - 11:03 am

Do you have a paypal? If so, would you be willing to create those tags for me? Please let me know, thanks so much!

Jeannie - January 7, 2012 - 5:48 pm

Want to do these and would love to know which font you used?

Alli - December 28, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Love these! Love your site too! :) I was lead here via pinterest. Can you tell me where you found the frosted pillow boxes? I want to plan way in advance so I can make these for my class. Thank you!

Heather - February 12, 2011 - 12:58 pm


Heathet - February 12, 2011 - 12:57 pm

I LOVE these!!! I’m aleays looking to do something a little less sweet for tje kids valentines. I’m totally making these next year!!!

Trish Grufman Lowe - February 12, 2011 - 9:50 am

Tristan loved his “fish”. Very clever ideas you have. Love the popcorn box too. See you next week. Have a great Valentines.

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