Monday, January 11, 2010

DIY Heart Candy Boxes...

Have you decided what are you're giving your sweetheart for Valentine's Day this year? How about making them a custom Heart Candy Box filled with their favorite treats?




This is my kind of project......quick, simple, and cheap!

Want to make your own? Here's what you'll need:

*Posterboard
*Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks or your favorite adhesive
*Patterned Paper/Embellishments

How to assemble:

1. First decide what size you want your box, then make your heart templates. (I made mine on my computer, but you could draw them out too. Just make sure their measurements are similar). My small box measures 6" wide, so these are the sizes of my templates.
*1- 6" wide heart
*1- 5"wide heart
*1- 4.75" wide heart


2. Once you have your templates cut out, trace them onto the posterboard and cut them out. (I found that it's best to trace onto the front of the posterboard, because you'll be covering up that part of it anyways.)

Trace and cut:

*2- 6" wide hearts
*1- 5" wide heart
*1- 4.75 wide heart
*4- 1"x7.75" strips



3. Use adhesive/glue stick to adhere the smaller hearts onto the 6" wide hearts.

4. Glue 2 of the strips at a 90 degree angle along the edge of each of the smaller hearts to form the box. (I used hot glue for this part). Start at the top of the heart and work your way down. You may have to trim the strips just a smidge when you get to the bottom.

5. That's it!! You're done with assembling them.....

Now for the best part.....decorating!!






What I LOVE about these boxes (besides how {CUTE} they are!), is that you can really customize them however you want. They can be made big or small, and probably into different shapes too. I'm thinking of making some out of cereal boxes....then they'd be FREE to make!!

My girls want to make one for each of their teachers and fill them up with their favorite candies. I can't wait to get started!!



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22 comments:

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This is darling. I will feature it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com in the next couple of days!!! Love it!

Sisters' Stuff said...

Very cute!

Kaysi said...

I love it! I guess Valentine's day is around the corner, so I should think about what I am going to make. thanks for sharing!

Tara said...

Super Cute! What a great project.

Melinda said...

So cute!

Kim said...

That is so cute!!! You are so creative!!

Crafts and Deals said...

SO cute!! Thanks for posting!!

Cha Cha said...

I am a homeschooling momma, and you can bet we will be doing these. LOVE IT.
Cha Cha

Tiffany said...

Misty these are a FANTASTIC idea! I will be making these for sure! Thanks so much for sharing and for linking back to me!
-Tiff

Doty Family said...

Cute, cute! That is such a good idea!

Heather said...

love this. never thought of making the whole thing myself. thanks.

Patsy said...

What fun!! Your idea is awesome. Will definately have to try this one. Thanks for sharing!!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

So stinking cute! This would also be a great way to make-over the cardboard ones you find in stores for Valentine's Day!

I found you at Today's Creative Blog!

Jaymie said...

LOVE these! Thanks for posting!

Mama Holli said...

Love these! Very sweet and perky for V-Day!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I heart those!

Stephanie Lynn said...

So cute! Thanks for the step by steps. They are adorable!

our delightful life...the story of us said...

Thanks for the button and your crafts. I'm inspired.
Melissa

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Cute!!! Thanks for the how to.

fawnda said...

So fun and yours are so much cuter than the ones in the stores!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

those are darling!!

Sadie said...

I made these with my girls today for their teachers. We had so much fun and they turned out darling. Thanks for an awesome idea. If you'd like to check ours out, my craft blog is:
www.pretendingtocraft.blogspot.com

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