With Valentine’s day only a couple of weeks away I thought it would be fun to craft something easy and inexpensive that would make a cute gift for a friend or sweetheart. I had the fun idea to use some alphabet stamps I recently purchased to write messages on heart shaped gift boxes just like that Conversation Heart Candy that is all the rage over on Pinterest at this time of year. When Emma saw the cute little heart shaped boxes that I’d planned to use she was smitten and wanted to have a go at the project herself. So often I take for granted how capable she really is, which is so silly because so many of the projects on this blog can be easily adapted to suit all sorts of skill levels. So rather than make this project myself I’ve handed the reigns over to Emma to show you how it’s done.
We made a little video which is super fun, I hope you enjoy it. If you want written instructions with pictures, take a look below…
You will need:
Heart shaped gift box (available at dollar stores or crafts shop)
Acrylic paint in your choice of colors
Red ink pad
Paper to protect your work surface
1. Paint your box and lid, you may need a couple of coats.
2. Leave to dry
3. Stamp your message on the lid.
4. All done!
You can fill it with treats or little love notes. Emma will be giving the one she made to her cousin Eva.
I think these little boxes would make pretty wedding or party favours too. You can customise the message to the occasion, adding the bride’s and groom’s initials on the top would be a fun idea.
What do you think of Emma’s crafty skills? I’m thinking it may be fun to make a Kids Craft video once a month as a regular blog feature, she is a great presenter and really enjoys the whole process, but sadly I couldn’t use the audio because the camera mic isn’t great. Will need to invest in a better one. Watch this space!
Now I’m off to eat the left over candy hearts, that stuff is addictive!