Thursday, January 5, 2012

Vintage Valentine Heart Shaped Candy Boxes and Chocolate Tins

Happy New Year!
So hard to believe that we've begun another year, but so ready to, too...
Now that Christmas has been put away, it's time to pull out Valentine's Day stuff!
One of my favorites - vintage chocolate boxes.
I especially love any with roses.
Since I only have a few, I decided to make one of my own to display.
Want to make your own vintage inspired heart candy box too?
Here's how I made mine.
1. Reuse a chocolate box.
2. Cover the top. (I used old wall paper)
3. Next, I outlined the edge with a line of glue.
4. Cover the glue with glitter.
5. Martha Stewart glitter is awesome. It's so fine and sparkly!
6. Cover the bottom with more old wall paper.
7. Before I glued the paper to the bottom piece, I removed the inner heart.
8. Glue the inner heart back on the bottom.
9. Cover the rest of the box - sides of top and bottom with coordinating paper.
To finish: embellish the top.
(I used vintage millinery flowers, velvet ribbon, and lace)

I enjoyed making the one box, so I HAD to make another - ha!
Besides heart shaped chocolate boxes, I have a small collection of vintage chocolate tins.
Roses are a must on these too, and boy are they hard to find!
Have you gotten your Valentine decorations out yet?

Linking up to Romantic Homes Show and Tell Friday, here.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those are beautiful! I haven't decorated yet for Valentines day but I guess I'd better get on it!

Amy Chalmers said...

I really like your boxes~and I love those old fashioned baskets with the big handles!! Very vintage romance over here!

Ruth said...

Very lovely! And what a good idea! I really don't have any valentine decorations, except one table runner that I made last year. I do have a paper mache heart shaped box that needs decorating. I have plenty of lace and ribbon, but no wallpaper. I'll have to think about this. Thanks for the ideas!

Bread and Butter said...

Beautiful boxes, sweet romance.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your valentine candy box is gorgeous. I really love the touch of old wallpaper. I would love a collection of these pretty hearts.


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Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, these are so gorgeous! Every year I get several of these boxes from my students. I usually give the candy away, but now I'll be keeping the boxes. You are very, very, very clever! I'm off to go pin this. Wonderful!

Gayle said...

Oh my, you are so clever, I love it! And I love all things vintage so I will have to look around your blog for awhile.
Gayle from Behind the Gate

very merry vintage style said...

Gorgeous! FYI--I have linked a post to this post and Pinned it as well