Vintage Inspired Valentine Candy Box

DIY Valentine Box

What is Valentine’s day without that iconic heart shaped box of chocolates?  They were originally intended to sell chocolates to those expressing their love to one another.  But why should we have to wait for someone to give us one of these cardboard confections?  I say make your own heart shaped wonder and gift it to yourself filled with things that you love whether they are chocolates or some other indulgence.

DIY Valentine Box

Here’s how to make your own:

DIY Valentine Box


Heart shaped box with lid
Scrapbook paper
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Plastic flowers
Trims and ribbon
Scissors or Exacto knife
Glue and Glue Gun

DIY Valentine Box

Trace out your scrapbook paper to cover the inside of the box – if needed. The box I used was thrifted and needed to be covered.

Glue the scrapbook paper into the inside of the box and also the lid. Avoid papering where the lid and the box overlap so that the lid will still fit on the box. I painted this edge with some gold paint to freshen it up.

Cut your decorative paper for the exterior of the box and apply it with glue. Let dry.

DIY Valentine Box

In order to get the neatest application for the decorative paper on the lid I cut the heart shape slightly larger and glued it to the lid. Once the glue is dried you can carefully trim off the excess paper with your knife.

DIY Valentine Box

Add the last bits of scrapbook paper to cover all the surfaces and let dry.

DIY Valentine Box

While the box is drying sew your streamers into ruffles. Working with thin paper streamers can be tricky since it rips very easily. I found that using a double layer of streamer helped as well as going very slow on the sewing machine. After you straight stitch down the center of the streamer hold one string and gently pull to gather the paper.

DIY Valentine Box

Using the hot glue gun attach the ruffled streamer to your box lid.

DIY Valentine Box

This is where it starts to get fancy! 🙂

DIY Valentine Box

With the hot glue gun add trim to the center of the ruffle to cover the stitching.

DIY Valentine Box

Trim your plastic flower and leaves and attached them to the lid for the finishing touch.

DIY Valentine Box

You can put candy in your box or use it to store something special.

DIY Valentine Box

Happy Valentine’s Day to you from me! xo

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Welcome! I’m Jane, and I am obsessed with crafting, decorating, gardening, repurposing castoffs and general DIYing.

This blog focuses on creating on a budget, creative and fun projects that will add a bit of amusement to everyday life, cause lets face it, sometimes life isn’t so easy. My projects aim to be simple while also being Eco and budget friendly with a sense of humor or a sarcastic twist.
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