I've told you all before that I like to save boxes.
Any kind of box.
Even empty chocolate candy boxes.
My husband thinks I'm crazy sometimes.
But I made a pretty Valentine decoration with some heart shaped chocolate candy boxes.
We live about 45 minutes from a Russell Stovers Outlet and
a few months ago they were having a clearance sale because they were moving.
Man, I wish I had bought a lot more candy.
But we got 10 boxes of chocolates for $10.
I know, $1 a box, why didn't I buy a lot more candy!
Anyway, I saved a few of the empty boxes and I had some free time today
so I decided to make a few homemade Valentine decorations.
I didn't know what I was gonna make at first but I printed a heart template from
Smarty Pants Fun Printables and gathered my "extras"
I decided to make some hanging hearts so I cut out the heart templates and
traced them on the candy box and cut them out.
Cutting a cardboard candy box is not easy!
I did 4 hearts in 3 sizes. I used 2 different candy box tops and tried to get as much of the design on the box that I could.
I kinda got distracted and forgot to take a picture of my cut out hearts.
But I just poked 2 holes in each heart to thread some ribbon through them so I could hang them on the wall.
Here is my finished decoration...
I think it's cute and when Grandboy came home from school and saw it, he wanted to make some for his room. He gets super excited about any holiday.
He is even excited about Groundhog Day!
I also made another Valentine decoration and I'll be posting that one in a few days.