Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY Box Of Valentine Chocolates

 This year instead of gifting one of those large, pretty red heart boxes full of chocolate, we decided to downsize the chocolate box to a more intimate, portion control appropriate box. Yes, we are going to have chocolate on Valentine's Day only a little more civilized. So this is what we came up with.

We found these heart shaped paper mache boxes at Michael's for under a dollar. We used two different types of Valentine's card stock and red glitter. We decorated the boxes with lace trim and Valentine embellishments we had.

You will need some mini cupcake papers and some chocolate that will fit into the heart shaped box. Either one large piece like the size of a truffle or about three heart shaped wrapped chocolates like Dove dark chocolate.

Trace and cut the box lid and box base out. Glue paper cut outs onto the base and lid. We left the sides of the paper covered lids in their original state and glued on a piece of vintage lace around the edges. Next we glued on in layers some foam hearts on one box and some heart table scatter on the other box. Lastly line your heart box with a mini cupcake liner and fill as desired.

We had to have a red, heart shaped fancy Valentine box of chocolates! We used red glitter and a fancy embellishment on the lid. We did not spray anything on the red glitter to keep it from flaking off. As you can see in some of the pictures, there are little flecks here and their. We think it makes it look more festive!

So this Valentine's Day give the box of chocolate they love, only a little smaller, but still full of lots of love! Be inspired, get creative!

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs the hearts.
Proverbs 21:2

Linking To:
The Girl Creative


  1. So cute! Thanks for sharing:D

  2. This has to be the CUTEST idea! Ugh, I wish I would have had more time to do something so creative and crafty this year - this would have made a perfect gift for my son's preschool teacher! Love the idea of pairing down chocolates! :)


  3. Super cute idea! I actually have a heart box like that laying in my craft cupboard just waiting for me to decorate it!! Thanks for the sweet idea:)

  4. So cute and creative.

    Love for you to share it at my linky party here if you haven't already :)

  5. That is an adorable way to give chocolates!

  6. I knew I should have snagged some of those heart boxes at Michaels!! They are so cute! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  7. I love the glitter, lace, and valentine whimsy!

    Thank you for being a part of “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17! This week’s party is in full swing and I’d be honored if you’d come by and share more of your talent!

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  8. Great Valentine Boxes!!! Thank you so much for linking up to the Pretty Packages Party. The March Pretty Packages Party will begin tonight at 9:00 PM CST. Hope you'll stop by again!