Valentine Box Idea
Homemade Valentine Box Idea for Chocolates
The heart shaped box filled with chocolate eclairs...
A closeup of the flowers, ribbon, and stems on the heart shaped box...
Ever since I heard about your contest I have been secretly working on a project for a Valentine box idea when my hubby is out of the house. I don't think he will check online to see what I have been making soon. I hope he won't anyway! I want to surprise him with this gift idea on Valentine's Day.
When I was little, I remember my Dad bringing home a beautiful heart shaped box with chocolates in it, one each for my sister and I. It made us feel so special and as you can tell, I never forgot that sweet gift.
I wondered if I could recreate that idea for my husband? Experiments with firm card stock and designer series paper followed and voila - a little chocolate favour Valentine box idea was born.
I handmade the flowers and the twisted embellishment, too, with papercraft punches and a wooden skewer. The ribbon is organza. Isn't it beautiful?
After I made it, I filled the little box with chocolate eclairs.
I hope I don't eat the eclairs all myself before Valentine's Day, but if I do it might give me a chance to try out one of your yummy recipes. I could put them in the box with little cupcake papers to hold them.
If anyone else wants to make one of these, I wrote some instructions for them at PaperCraftCentral.com
I hope you get lots of entries for your contest, Angie.
What a lovely hand made Valentine box idea for your hubby. Of course, I love the heart shape, too, as it brings back my own fond memories of childhood and chocolates! :)
No wonder I'm a chocolate addict. I started at a young age, so I guess I come by it naturally.
You really did a beautiful job and I'm sure Colin will love it. I say go ahead and eat the eclairs and then whip up a batch of homemade chocolate truffles
to fill the box for February 14. I'll bet he'll like those even better!
Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for entering the contest.