Upcycled Valentine's Candy Box Birthday Gift

I always save packaging in case myself or the kids want to make something or use it for crafts. I finally thought of a great idea and gift for my mom for her birthday using this Valentine's heart candy box.
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You could apply this same concept for an anniversary present too. Or you can take out the candy tray and use this to make a large greeting card, photo box, letter, or something special.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Cover the brand/logo with paint. I used the cotton ball approach and dabbed on red paint. I had to do 3 layers.
  2. Figure out what you'd like to write/put on the outside of the box. You could write Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday, or Happy Wedding Anniversary. I glued glitter letters I had to spell out HBD MOM.
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  4. Use a paper trimmer or scissors and cut paper strips. (I need to purchase a new paper trimmer blade). I made 14 strips because there are 14 candy pockets.
  5. Using the paper strips handwrite cute little messages on why you love/appreciate your special someone. In our family, especially to my parents and culture, it's harder to express our love, but during this pandemic and time I thought it'd be a great gift to express these feelings to her. Then fold the messages up.
  6. Place one in each pocket. I added a foam heart on the outside.
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  8. To customize this box even more, because this one had a heart shaped see through area, I cut out a photo of my mom and placed it there. But for display purposes I put a piece of white paper so you could see it. If your box doesn't have this heart cut out, you could use an X-acto knife and cut out a heart shape too!

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June 15, 20200 found this helpful

It's so cute!

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