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Heart-Shaped Candy Box




  • 4-ply matte board
  • Poster board
  • Glue gun
  • Decorative edgers
  • Decorative paper
  • Rubber cement
  • Candy
  • Fine-tipped glue applicator (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)


  1. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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 Martha Stewart Show, January 2008



Reviews (1)

  • llam 5 Feb, 2009

    sooooo much FUN to make i love this idea because i couldnt find the right size box! i decorated mine with saworski soo cute