Sooo, ever have an idea that you weren’t sure about, but then you fell in love? Well, that’s how this post came into fruition. I’ve seen posts recently about gifting a ‘party in a box.’ So, on a recent trip (of many trips, might I add) to Target, I saw some chocolate boxes on sale 5 for $5. I wanted to send a little something home to family and I thought my version of a party in a box would be perfect in heart shaped boxes that I could decorate with my own style. Hmmmm…. after a little ‘trial and error’ I ended up falling in LOVE! These DIY Valentine Gift Box are not only adorable, but VERSATILE. And, you know what, I love versatility! Don’t you?
It all starts with a box of chocolates (I chuckled as I wrote that while saying it in my best Forest Gump voice. HA!) and assorted scrapbook papers.
Once you’ve got traced and cut, you’re going to apply them to both the top and the bottom of your heart shaped chocolate box using a glue stick (be sure it’s permanent). Yep — just a glue stick, no brushes or mod podge for these cuties!
Once you have the paper attached, feel free to add additional embellishments. I sanded all of the edges of my boxes with a little sand it gadget to add a little wear and tear (aka a vintage feel).
Another fun thing to consider is adding Kraft Paper Tape to the edging of the chocolate box. I think my family thought I was nuts when I put a roll of this on my Christmas list — well, now, it’s going to a super cute use and I love all things “kraft.”
I’m sharing two ways I’ll be utilizing my boxes… ready?
Place them all in your now empty chocolate box — placing the bag of confetti on top (not pictured). Your mini party in a box is ready to go! To re-seal the boxes, I used some double sided tape and/or glue dots! Happy gifting.
Ready for option #2? Yes? Okay, here we go. Being that I am on a diet, a box of chocolates would be of no use to me. I still can’t believe that Whitman’s hasn’t created chocolate boxes with Weight Watchers Candy. So, I made my own!
I just swapped out the chocolate for Weight Watchers (WW) candies. I’m on Weight Watchers — and I know a lot of friends are keeping a close eye on their diets, so these Weight Watchers Box of Chocolates fits the bill. Mine included one piece of each of the following: Pecan Crowns, Mint Patties and Coconut. I’m going to take a couple of boxes to my WW meeting to give to the receptionist and the leader of the meeting I attend. I think it’s perfect!! What do you think?