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Approximate Time: 10 minutes
By Preserver from Manitoba
Great idea! Could use this for other holidays, too! Thanks for submitting this. I love it.
I've disassembled the original box and used it as template to draw the new one in cardboard. Then I decorated the box with punched flowers and a small sentence made with die-cuts letters. The sentence is in Portuguese (my mother language) but in English means something like "Because only one is too little, I'll give you many."
This was just a "regular" surprise, but you can do something like this for Valentine's Day.
By Orquidea from Porto, Portugal
It's beautiful Orquidea. You do such lovely work. Good luck in the competition. Hugs Henny - Australia
A Chinese box that I bought on clearance after Christmas for a quarter becomes a sweet valentine box.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
1 dollar for 4 boxes and 3 dollars for candy. 1 dollar for tissue paper. Total cost per each gift. 1.25
By Christi from Paducah, KY
As everyone knows, I love recycle crafting, and this is a beautiful example of something useful. I love the idea as well as the great end result. Harlean from Arkansas
I had a ceramic, heart-shaped, box that I bought at the dollar store years ago but didn't like the color of it. I decided to decoupage over the design using blue and white printed napkins. It gave new life to the box, and I was pleased with the results.
Here's a gift I made for a friend for this Valentine's Day. I purchased an inexpensive box from the craft store and painted it with salmon pink acrylic paint