Wednesday 4 February 2009

Valentine's Day Candy Box

Here's a SIMPLE gift idea!!!!
Start with THIS box! I saw it in a store this week and though, wow! That is an awesome box to alter!!!
1.Open the box, take out the treats in it and gobble them down FIRST!!!!!!!!!! Then take the cover apart.2. Spread a coating of glue on it and place your patterned paper on top and flatten out smoothly.3.Let it dry and trim the paper around the edge of the box.Fold up again.It will look like this.4. Open up the box completely. A 12x12 piece of patterned paper won't fit across the box, so what I did was I added a small piece on the end before I started covering the whole box.5. The places I have marked witha black "X" do not really have to be covered. Cover with glue, the areas that you want to put your patterned paper.If the paper you have chosen matches the red in the box, then you really don't need to cover the flaps either.
6. Once you have this done, let it dry and then trim the paper around the box. Re-fold it and glue the ends together.I used clips to hold it in place for a few minutes before starting the next step.7. When that is glued and set, then all you need to do now is trim the paper around the box, put the box back together and voila, it will look like this!8. Embellish it as you wish. Now it's ready to fill with yummies for a loved one!!!


kendall.micayla said...

Hmmm, I think my favorite part would be gobbling all of the goodies! That is really pretty, I never would have thought to redecorate that! Thank you! Now I know just what to do if anyone gives me a box of chocolates!

Simply Jessabells said...

Wow, it looks great.

Cris said...

Very nice! I hope I can find a box like that at my place :)

Lynne said...

Love the box, what a great idea. Think I might have to eat the chocs while decorating the box and then look for something else to fill it with!! lol sorry but I can't resist chocs

Julie Allain said...

ooh will be no problem for me to eat the chocs lol

This is fantastic, Thanks for a great tutorial Deanne x