Here's a super-quick project you might want to consider for NEXT Valentine's Day. I'm posting it now because it is the best time to get the best deal on your supplies!
All you need is a heart-shaped candy box, some papers and whatever you'd like to use to trim it with. You can find those heart-shaped candy boxes filled with the most awful candy at drug stores in their Valentine section -- and right now they are at least half (or more) off!
I've been collecting these thinking to teach a workshop for the longest time. The workshop hasn't happened but I finally got one put together for Rick's Valentine's celebration.
First, draw around the top and bottom of the heart box on your chosen paper. This is old wallpaper. Cut out your hearts.Using the insert that is in the boxes (which you will then throw away unless you are giving away truffles), draw and cut out two pieces of the same or coordinating paper for the inside.
(You can also paint if you prefer or collage a variety of your favorite papers and images using a matte medium or Mod Podge.)
Using a glue stick or your favorite "stick-em" method, affix the papers to the top, bottom and inside of the box. Then glue ribbon or paper to the edge of the box.
Then dress it up with lace (hot glued around the edge of the heart) and fun flowers.
Add chocolate, jelly beans or your treat of choice! Voila!
(And if you're really nice, maybe they'll share!)
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