Monday, February 1, 2010

Cute Valentine Crafts

I adore frothy decor confections for this, the most romantic of holidays. 
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Life may very well be like a box of chocolates and the empty containers can be just as sweet.
corsage 056 Wielding a glue stick and a roll of crepe paper begin by just folding a pleat and gluing it down. Using the edge of the box top as your guide continue to do this 500 times. :) Then add lace and trim with a glue gun. Add some paper punched hearts and a bit of Valentine themed scrapbooking embellishments. In the center you can add a another decorative element. I selected a felt heart. It came in a package by Martha Stewart at Michaels.
corsage 057-1 The felt heart allowed me to pin on a vintage inspired corsage.
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If you are going to a Valentine themed event this is a perfect gift for the hostess.
Here is a lovey dovey delight available in my Etsy shop.
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Pink polka dot passion. corsage 017 This was a custom design. It is possibly as sweet as the recipients shop, Smeeks.
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For the locals, my vintage inspired Valentine corsages are also available at Hollywood Regency.
There are also a few new cupcake pedestals with Valentine gift tags in my Etsy shop.
plates 035 Be crafty,
Laura

34 comments:

Pink Princess said...

LOVE the box, it is so pretty and sweet ♥
I have never seen heart shaped chocolate boxes here, guess we Dutch are not as romantic ;(, eventhough I am lol.

Hugs from Marian

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

soooooooooooooooooo gorgeous!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

The French Bear said...

Wow, that is so beautiful, love hearts and pink frothy things for Valentines. It must be the girly girl in me!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

fairfieldhouse said...

Laura,

Your valentine box and corsages are so sweet. Such attention to detail! I especially like the tiny little love letters on the box.
Thank yo for the tutorial on wrapping a wine bottle. This is so much better than a wine bag and can be personalized.

Deborah

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Goodness Laura,
Those are outstanding!! I love your ideas! Cindy

bj said...

This is so pretty...reminds me a little of the Valentine boxes my kids and I made for their parties ...waaaay back when!! :)

Mildred said...

What sweet gifts!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous idea. I will have to save that valentine's box this year after I eat all the candy and make a special treat for next year. Yours is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Lou Cinda said...

This is beautiful!! I LOVE all the layering! Such great texture AND beauty!

Lou Cinda :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Hi Laura...your valentine box turned out lovely! Your tag with the spoon is sooo cute! I have got to go to lunch at that restaurant sometime...it looks wonderful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is so pretty, Laura! What a great place to keep those love letters! : ) I love the little postcards you added.

April said...

all so pretty! i love to pull out the frilly frou-frou stops at Valentine's Day too--let the feminine frills reign!
thanks for sharing your delightful creations.

LiLi M. said...

Love your Valentine decorations! Have a great start of the week!

Mimi said...

Great idea!!!
And I could go buy the box of Chocolates eat them first and then decorate the box!!!!!
We will look for you at the theater on the 11th!!!!!
Hugs,
jamie

alice wayne said...

i hope you saved that cupcake for me :)

Designs on 47th Street said...

very, very, very, very cute! All my creative energies seem to go towards my silk arrangements, but seeing posts like yours make me want to get out my "stuff" again and create other fun things. LOVE these!!
Donna

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

So simple and so cute! I have got to take a trip to IKEA one of these days...49cents for a dish towel, fabulous!

Debbie said...

So pretty. I am such a failure at holidays. The only one I decorate for is Christmas.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your Valentine box. It is so beautiful! Love & blessings from NC!

Linda said...

All of these items are so charming and beautiful!! Great job, Laura! :)

Lisa @ akawest said...

Your ideas are so lovely. I am planning on giving someone a bottle of water for Valentine's Day (yes water, but there is a story behind it!), and I now know how to dress it up. :)

I wish IKEA weren't a two hour drive. I have a bunch of items that I need from there, and can now add towels to the list.

Low Tide High Style said...

Very pretty! The box and all the corsages are so beautifully layered with lots of little lovelies!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Kat :)

Maija said...

Everything is so lovely !!!!!!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Laura,

You are so creative. I enjoyed this post. Have a great day! Sally

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! You did a great job. I have several heart shaped boxes from previous years that I keep saying I am going to do something with and never have.

Cathy said...

Wow! Simply gorgeous!

Happy Valentine's Day!
XOXO
Cathy

Denise Marie said...

Laura, great post! love your stuff and can't believe how nice those .49 cent linens are from Ikea. Blessings to ya!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Laura, that V'tine box is gorgeous! Your creations are always so beautiful and romantic, so V Day is the perfect holiday for your creations to shine their brightest! Again, thank you for linking to the party with these fabulous creations. laurie

Dawn @ alteredartists said...

Always a lovely idea from you. I hope you do save the cupcake for your sweet daughter (I saw that too!) funny. Happy Valentines to you!!!

ellen b. said...

So pretty. I'm inspired!! Have a great Valentine Weekend....

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, my. Those crafts are just STUNNING!! Rosie

Charli and me said...

What an absolutely charming heart box! I love it! It's beautiful! I am going to try to make one next year. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine's Day!

Patriotic Mom said...

Pretty corsages! Darn why didn't I keep all those heart boxes! Thanks for sharing the project, Joan

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how beautiful! And how beautifully creative. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's.