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I'm sure most ladies got chocolates for Valentines Day. Those beautiful boxes are way too pretty to pitch in the trash when they can be reused.
The boxes can be put in a drawer or displayed on a table. If you do not like the picture on the heart you can easily decoupage it to match other items in your bedroom.
You can also reuse the chocolate boxes to keeping sewing items sorted so they are easily found.
By Gem from VA
I have small Venetian glass manger set that had lost some pieces over the years until I realized that they could fit into the little pockets in gift candy boxes and be further cushioned by the "beehive" candy cover paper; haven't lost any since.
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Just in time for heart shaped candy boxes next month for Valentine's Day! After the chocolates are gone, leave the insert in the box!
These are great organizers for: jewelry, nuts, bolts, screws, nails, small desk items like push pins, stamps, change, paperclips, etc!
By Missy MM from OH
I've found that nothing beats ice trays for storing jewelry. (01/13/2010)
I think this is a wonderful idea! Thanks! (01/13/2010)
The Candy Boxes are not only great organizers but they are also Decorative! They have a lid to keep items dust free and disguised! So therefore this is a Great Multi function Recycle item! (01/17/2010)
By Missy MM
My mother reused a Whitman's sampler box (chocolate box) to store her bobbins and spools of thread. Now I'm looking for additional uses for this beautiful box!
By Gapotter from Raleigh, NC
My mother did the same thing. She would keep her bobby pins and brush curlers in one, her earrings in another and letters in still another.
I don't get many Whitman Sampler boxes as I am trying to stave off Diabetes, but a friend of mine whose hubby gives her candy regularly, saves me her "Godive Chocolates" boxes that I use for my everyday earrings. They're just so pretty, and every once in a while I get a brand new "jewelry box"! (08/23/2009)
By Diva53d from Foymount, Ontario
Although I never could afford Godiva chocolates, my friend always got them for her birthdays and anniversaries. The boxes make the most beautiful containers for earring storage! That pretty gold covering looks so elegant. And just about the time it begins to wear out, another one comes along. My mother did the same thing with a Whitman's Sampler box way back when!
By fab4mom from Walker, LA
I remember just wanting those type of boxes for their prettiness. I would put sewing things in them. In the 50's and early 60's, things like that were where you found them, not where you bought them. (12/11/2008)
My husband will deliberately buy things in decorative containers because he knows I'll happily reuse them for years. My hair "doodles" are in one right now. This beautiful, heart-shaped metal box originally contained some sort of decadent chocolate balls that were filled with a buttery liquid.
I also remember when they sold cigars in wooden boxes. Slap a little contact paper or wallpaper inside and out, and they were the perfect size to save old letters and just about anything else!
Anytime you can get something in any kind of reusable package - whether it's metal, wood or plastic - it's like getting two for the price of one! (12/12/2008)