Tools and Materials
4-ply matte board
Fine-tipped glue applicator (optional)
Heart-Shaped Candy Box How-To
1. Print out the Heart Template and enlarge to the desired size; you'll want two hearts, one slightly smaller than the other. Trace the two heart shapes onto 4-ply matte board; the larger heart is for the inner top of the box, the smaller is for the bottom.
2. Cut two 1-inch strips of poster board, enough to fit around the circumference of the two hearts. Apply glue from the glue gun a couple of inches at a time to the edges of the hearts, shaping it as you work your way around the heart to create the side of the box.
3. Decorate the top and bottom in the desired fashion. Cut out 2 large hearts from the poster board using decorative edgers. Affix one of the hearts to the top of the box using rubber cement, and one to the bottom.
4. Make a heart-shaped cutout from decorative paper and place inside. Fill with candy and top with a heart-shaped liner. You can write a message on top with a fine-tipped glue applicator and a few sprinkles of glitter.
The rubber mat can be purchased from School Specialty; candy is available from Stratta in Torino, Italy; scissors are available from Fiskars; paper candy cups are available from US Box Corp (phone: 800-221-0999) and Surprise Packages.