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Candy Wrapper Valentines

Where one person sees trash, we see craft-material treasure.

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Photography by: Greg Vore
Look for chocolate bars with a foil wrap beneath their printed labels. These bars are often sold in the grocery store’s baking section.

Play Willy Wonka and make the most of the shiny foil on a bar of chocolate -- it will show through punched patterns on a paper band. All of these designs were created with a half-heart punch, so you can fold the flap back for a three-dimensional, bicolored effect; you can also overlap cutouts for intricate looks and make toppers for boxes (top left and bottom right).

Cut & Fold heart punch, by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com for store locations.

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