And now with February right around the corner we are sharing our Valentine’s Day crafts with you.
What I Used:
- Heart shaped box with Styrofoam insert
- burlap ribbon
- coral colored scrapbook paper 12″ by 12″ (30 by 30 cm)
- faux flowers from the dollar store
- a ribbon that originally contained Jordan Almonds
I started out with this heart shaped box with an espresso set inside. I believe it was a wedding gift favor that my dad handed down to me. Thanks Dad!!! Now I’m not much of an espresso drinker but I cannot pass up a nice box! It was just screaming “Use me for Valentine’s Day!!” And that is exactly what I did!
The How To:
The first thing I did was to make some roses out of burlap ribbon. I think I’m actually getting better at this. I had attempted it before with my basket bottom craft. In this case the more you practice the better you get. Here is a video on how to make them from someone who really knows how to do it. The ribbon I got had white edges, so it makes them look extra special.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links . If you purchase any of these products through the links, I receive a small commission, that way I can continue to provide you with lovely content. There is no extra charge to you for purchasing through my affiliate links.
I placed them in the three large openings inside the satin covered Styrofoam.
That also went inside the heart shaped box.
Then I cut them into spirals. To get the shape, I twisted the paper around itself and just held it tightly woven for a few minutes. Once I let it go it opened up like you see below. The ladies who originally made it used glue, but I didn’t use anything.
The last items that I added was these faux flowers which I got at the Dollar Tree. Instead of roses I purposely chose these small flowers, some of which were coral colored.
I cut them up into small branches using pliers.
The flowers look like they are bursting out of the box!
And if boxes are not your cup of tea then hop on over to visit my four friends who are also sharing their Valentine’s Day Crafts. Simply click on the images below my name. If you’d like to see more past challenges click here.
Linking up to these Link Parties
I love it when I get your comments and I will try to reply to every one of them. Please do not add a hyperlink to your comment, otherwise it cannot be published.