Time: 25 minutes
Materials: box, mini pom poms, patterned paper, scissors, mod podge, sponge brush, hot glue gun, bone folder, stamps, ink, candy
There’s no doubt about it, I love Valentine’s Day. I think more holidays should be dedicated to flowers, candy and all things heart shaped. This year, ditch the store bought junk and give your friends or that special someone a DIY Valentine Candy Box!
Trace around the outside of your box onto the patterned paper. Cut out then slip into the box, making sure it’s enough to line the bottom. Make adjustments if necessary. You’ll want to cut strips to cover the sides as well.
Once you achieve the perfect fit, apply a layer of mod podge to the bottom of the box then cover with your paper. Smooth over the paper with a bone folder, to make sure all the edges are glued down. Repeat along the sides.
While your box is drying, stamp a secret message on a separate piece of paper (should be half the size or less of the bottom lining). Apply a layer of mod podge to the back of the paper then position in the center of the box. Smooth over with your bone folder.
For the lid, I glued mini pom poms in the shape of a heart using a hot glue gun. Instead of adding a drop to each pom, squeeze a bit out on cardboard then dip the pom pom into the glue. This helps to keeps achieve the correct ratio of glue (and makes it so it’s non-visible!).
Fill with candy. Once they eat enough, they’ll uncover your secret message!