Now that I’ve safely mailed out my Valentine’s Swap goodies to my partner, I thought I would share how I embellished a heart shaped candy box that I had saved from last Valentine’s Day. I pulled out the box, which was very plain and with no embellishments on it, as well as some red eyelash trim, and some red and white gingham fabric scraps.
This box was used to hold some of the little goodies I sent to my partner. I made the red and white gingham fabric into a ruffle, which I hot glued to the bottom of the heart box.
I attached the red eyelash trim to the lip of the lid with hot glue. I think these two things alone added some pretty to this plain box.
For the clear cellophane “window” of the box, I cut some music scrapbook paper to fit and Mod Podged that on.
On top of that I added a doily I had gotten from a swap partner in another swap. I then added an image that I printed out that I saw my partner had pinned on her Pinterest boards. I still felt like it needed something, so when I found this red flat trim (in with my other trims) I decided to hot glue that around the inside of the heart.
I think it really finished it off nicely! I had a lot of fun embellishing this plain box. Plus, I’m glad I got to use a lot of stuff that I already had in my supplies.
A neat way to repurpose and reuse those Valentine’s candy boxes!