I thought I would share a quick little "how-to" today. I am always so in love with vintage Valentine boxes... you know the ones... vintage satin covered, lots of foofy lace and flowers. They are becoming really hard to come by, and when you do, they can be pretty pricey! Jessica has an amazing collection of chocolate heart boxes, you can see them at her blog, Such Pretty Things.
A few days ago, my kids and I were doing some shopping and they asked if they could have a box of chocolates. For 99 cents, I said yes!
After they gobbled up the chocolate, I stole the boxes for this craft.
So, here we go... how to make your own Vintage Style Chocolate Candy Box!
As always, change the materials to whatever you prefer... add more lace, don't use ribbon, whatever you want to do... I just thought I would share with you how easy peasy it is to make a vintage style candy box. :0)
1. Glue paper to top and bottom of box. I used Mod Podge and just laid the box onto vintage sheet music. Let dry.
2. Trim the excess paper, leaving approximately 1/2 to 1 inch around the edges.
3. Wrap the excess paper over the edge of the box and glue into place.
4. Glue ribbon around the edges. Here I used seam binding ribbon and created a ruffle by pinching and gluing the ribbon.
5. Add trims to cover the sides of the box. Check before you glue into place to be sure your box will open and close easily.
6. Continue to add trims or ribbon until all of the bare parts of the box are covered.
7. On the top portion of the box, I used crepe paper streamer to made another ruffle around the heart. Glue just inside the heart shape.
8. Trim the edges of the crepe paper with decorative scissors.
Now your heart should look something like this...
9. Glue lace onto the box, covering the rough edges of the crepe paper.
10. Add silk flowers to the center. I used vintage millinery flowers and leaves, but you can use any flowers you like. New silk flowers, vintage paper flowers, or a small bunch of flowers with a bow are a few ideas that will work too!
Here is a side view of the finished box.
For this box, I added and extra layer of crepe paper ruffles, sheer lace trim and 3 vintage pale pink roses. I love the result!
A peek inside. Of course, you can always set the candy aside while making the box and set it back inside to give to your special Valentine!
I hope you enjoy making some candy boxes of your own! If you do, I would love you to share your photos and ideas!! You can add them to the Sugar*Sugar flickr group, found HERE or add them to the Sugar*Sugar facebook fan page found HERE!
Happy crafting everyone!