I am a big fan of makeovers...especially when it comes to packaging. There are plenty of perfectly good items out there that could be even better with just a little effort and creativity. :-) So, when I saw these cute little chocolate heart candy boxes on sale at the drugstore for only $1 a piece, I knew I had to give them a little makeover.
This is one of those projects that is super inexpensive and so easy, but the results are fantastic! Here's what you'll need to make some:
-Small chocolate heart candy boxes (I got mine on sale at CVS, but they sell them everywhere)
-Scrapbook papers (I chose these gold and glittered papers for their luxe look)
-Fabric flowers or other embellishments (ribbons, rhinestones, etc...)
Directions: To begin, unwrap your chocolate boxes from any cellophane wrapping and carefully remove the top. You are going to use it as your stencil for the box top. Just flip it over and trace the heart shape onto the wrong side of your scrapbook paper. You will also need to cut out a long rectangular strip of paper to cover the exposed sides of your box - just measure the width.
Carefully cut both of these out.
If you plan your placement, you can get about three tops and three strips from just one piece of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper! Next, glue your shapes to the box top and sides. I like to use a glue stick or sticky dots. Allow to dry completely. Now the fun part - decorate your box! I went for simplicity with these pretty fabric flowers from Martha Stewart Crafts...
They retail for $6.59 for a set of three, but I used my Michael's 50% off coupon, which made them only $1.10 each! I just love how these turned out! These would make excellent classroom valentines or party favors.