A Box of Chocolates

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.

Valentine BoxSusie Stamp A Lot

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.

Title Box of Choc



 Everything here except the candy is from my stash.

Whitman Rose

 Once I unwrapped the chocolates you could see the beautiful vintage cross-stitch style rose on the Whitman’s heart box.

Whitman Map

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.

Details 2

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.

Details 3

A boxwood bunch tied together with tinsel is the finishing touch.

A Box Of Chocolate

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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  1. Your candy box is so pretty, just gorgeous. You have such inventive ideas to pretty up what would be trash to somebody else. The vintage looking rose paper makes box look even prettier and the embellishments you used are perfect. I never get tired of seeing what bloggers will come up with. You always have such terrific ideas and how to implement them.
    Now why didn’t I keep those boxes I had? Cause hubs complained about all my “junk” taking up too much room when we’d move. Haven’t moved for over 8 yrs. now so guess we’re stuck here, hubs says we’re too old to move anymore, (maybe he is and he’s youngert than me). I’d love to move back to MT. Wish we could move back to our place on lake with 20 acres.
    How is life treating you? Do you still have bad winter? Hope not. Saw what Boston was putting up with, bless their hearts. Snow drifts taller than men and more to come.
    This is first winter here we haven’t had lots of snow and cold temps, not complaining tho.
    My Dad used to buy Mom Whitman samplers, think as much for him as her. I loved the boxes, how pretty they were. Course I didn’t say no to the candy either.
    Better get busy on my projects, making new art for gallery wall. Feeling Springy due to our weather. Hope you’re having a fantastic week.

  2. Jann Olson says:

    I loved making Valentine boxes as a kid and then helping my kids make theirs! Love how you altered yours! I had an old velvet box that I just tucked a few pretties in underneath the ribbon running across it. Too pretty to cover up! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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