Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Heart Shaped Box (of Chocolates)

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Forrest Gump’s mama said, “ Life is like a box of chocolates.”  I wonder what a box of felt chocolates is like.  This project, like so many of my projects started at the Dollar Tree.  I picked up one of these heart-shaped gift boxes. 


However, the design just wasn’t my taste.  So I found some digital scrapbooking freebies online and just printed out the paper:  Instant scrapbooking paper!  Then I cut the paper to fit my box and decoupaged it on using a mix of school glue and water. 

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So, my box was done but I needed something to go inside.  I have seen lots of cute felt food in blogland so I thought I’d try some felt chocolates.  I covered little wooden blocks and a round drawer knob with felt and added some beads and rick rack trim.  For the heart, I actually used a heart shaped favor ring.  I think they turned out pretty cute.  I enjoyed making this and may give a few out as gifts- can’t beat the price! 

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The best part is that I can enjoy these chocolates guilt-free!
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16 comments:

  1. That is to cute! I love the way you redid the box and the felt candies are so sweet. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

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  2. Hello, I would like to let you know that you have been awarded The Stylish Blogger Award and The Versatile Blogger Award. Congrats!

    Cindy @ http://thepurplefroggieclaystuff.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award-and-versatile.html

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  3. Wow! Great job! I thought that the chocolates were real!

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  4. I love your boxes... so very pretty! Angie xo

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  5. So cute and calorie free! I just love what you do with Dollar Store finds! Great job!

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  6. i am your newest follower! great blog!
    http://divababies.blogspot.com/

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  7. very creative and guilt free;o) Thanks for stopping by My Little Blogspot...following you right back!

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  8. I am kinda getting into felt right now, so I really like this idea. I may just have to try it.

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  9. I want to go dollar store hunting with you...

    seriously.

    I just saw those very boxes at dollar tree...and now you have inspired my next Valentine's project.

    <3
    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday!

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  10. Those are just so cute. I love how you finished the box.

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  11. That is too cute! Love the new picture you put on it as well. And that felt chocolate looks good enough to eat! haha
    Thanks for linking up!

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  12. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree. I love being inspired by the participants. These are so fun. I bought a book full of super cute felt food ideas and have yet to make anything out of it...guess it was a good intentions kind of thing! I hope you'll come back next week too, we love to see familiar faces!

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  13. What a clever idea! The felt chocolates look good enough to eat! ~ Sarah

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  14. What a great transformation. I like your so much better than the original..
    Have a great Valentine season,
    Shirley & Cupid...

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  15. This is adorable! Love the scrapbooking paper you found. How fun. Thanks so much for joining The Valentine Party! :)

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  16. So very cute, and I love your vintage Valentine wreath, too! Annie

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