What do you know a second post from me today. Can you believe it?
Do you remember back in your school days all the excitement of making your Valentine box? You wanted a pretty and inviting Valentine box to receive the Valentines your friends gave you.
I never made a valentine box this adorable.
I’ve outgrown that stage of my life but not the desire to make something crafty for Valentine’s Day. So I decided to alter a big heart-shaped box of Valentine candy so it has a vintage look.
Everything here except the candy is from my stash.
Once I unwrapped the chocolates you could see the beautiful vintage cross-stitch style rose on the Whitman’s heart box.
Let’s peek inside. Yum. As a kid I always liked Whitman’s Sampler because of the cool diagram inside showing you where to find your favorites.
I covered the top of heart box with a sheet of pretty rose scrapbook paper. Then I started adding embellishments like these felt heart stickers and the tinsel around the edge of the heart.
While adding more stickers I remembered some roses I recycled from my Mom’s house. A rose bud and a rose in full bloom added both texture and depth.
A boxwood bunch tied together with tinsel is the finishing touch.
My grandchildren love it and have already used the diagram to find their favorites. Small confession: I’ve used that diagram for myself too!
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