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Embellished Heart Candy Box

Give your valentine one-of-a-kind gift packaging using an embellished heart-shaped candy box.

Introduction

Lay out embellishments on heart-shaped box until you are happy with the design. If you're folding and gluing miniature baking and candy cups to make flowers, follow steps 1 through 4.

Resources: Dresden and other vintage trims and embellishments can be found at blumchen.com. Ribbon, trim, and additional embellishments are available at tinseltrading.com. Shells can be found at shellhorizons.com. Fill your embellished heart candy box with irresistible sweets using this recipe for indulgent Chocolate Truffles, courtesy of chocolatier Chuck Siegel.

Materials

  • Scissors
  • Martha Stewart Crafts heart candy box
  • Embellishments: glitter, Dresden, ribbon, trim, shells, baking and candy cups, etc.
  • Craft glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Snip two paper cups in half, as shown below. Turn halves inside out.

  2. Step 2

    Pleat each half, as shown below. Secure pleats with a dab of fast-drying craft glue.

  3. Step 3

    Join four pleats at their points with fast-drying craft glue.

  4. Step 4

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    Affix flower inside a third inside-out paper liner if desired. To finish, pierce the flower with a small gold brad. To make a more ornate flower, you can place a bit of embossed gold trim at the center before adding the brad, or glue cutout leaves beneath the flower.

  5. Step 5

    Fill box with candies or other goodies, using the paper candy cups that are included with the heart-shaped box.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show

Reviews (6)

  • 29 Dec, 2010

    I like the seashell embellishment with any kind of shells on this box. I don't know why Samatha didn't like the box- it's so cute! Who was shelling out what? http://www.iLoveShelling.com

  • 12 Feb, 2009

    This shows you how to make the boxes
    http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.3a0656639de62ad59...

  • 9 Feb, 2009

    the printed directions are under the video. click the 'x' on the video and you'll be able to see the directions.

  • 8 Feb, 2009

    Why can't I get to the instructions on this page. It jumps to this page every time I try. I am getting very frustrated with Martha's website.

  • 6 Feb, 2009

    well, I would like to know how to make that pretty heart boxes....

  • 26 Jan, 2009

    Do members of the website ever get free gifts?
    It would be so great!

    AS