Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Candy Box Turned Love Note Box

I hate to throw out really nice boxes.  Especially heart shaped candy boxes!  So here is my idea, I re-cycled the box with pretty new paper and turned it into a love note box.
Leftover candy box
Mod podge
large paint brush 
1 Piece of scrap book paper
School glue
enough ribbon to outline box edge
Here is how I did it.
I took my candy box and found some pretty romantic scrap booking paper that would fit the cover.

I turned the paper over laid the candy box face down and traced the heart shape.
I drew a heart shape larger than the original to attach the paper to the box with.  I then cut the paper out.
All around the heart, up to the original line, I cut little segments to use when I Mod Podge the paper to the candy box lid.
Cover the entire face of the candy box lid with Mod Podge.
Place the candy lid right on the original tracing of the heart.
Next, paint with Mod Podge the edge of the candy lid and fold each paper segment onto the Mod Podge.
Cover entire lid with Mod Podge and smooth all bumps and edges.
Next,put some school glue on edges of paper that is still exposed and place a ribbon over it to finish.

Cover entire edge with this ribbon.
Here is the finished box filled with post cards and a love note.  You could find several uses for this box.  It could hold tea bags and sugar packets in for a tea service, or you could attach another ribbon on the box with hot glue and make a Valentine door decoration.
I am linking this up to Jen's Penny Pinching Party at The Thrifty Home.  I am also linking up to Blue Cricket Design's Show and Tell Wednesday.  Please click on the links and go over to see what fun things bloggers have posted.


Barbara Jean said...

sweet idea!!


barbara jean

Stine in Ontario said...

What a great idea! And there's still time to do it!

BGndr said...


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

So pretty! How clever of you. laurie