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Monday, February 6, 2012

A Valentine Bon Bon Basket

Isn’t the Target $1 spot wonderful? A few weeks ago I spotted some tiny paper valentine baskets on the bottom shelf. My mind thought that they were cute but could possibly be made cuter.

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I purchased two packages of the baskets, each a different design. I also found some darling paper cupcake liners that I planned on using to line the baskets.

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Once home I dug through my supplies and found crepe paper, tissue garland, vintage treasures, millenary and velvet.

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Of course there were treats to consider. You can select your own favorites.

I played around with the crepe paper and decided it should be ruffled. I used a simple wide stitch on my sewing machine and then just gathered and gathered and gathered….

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A hot glue gun is ever so handy to quickly attach ruffles and assorted bits of bliss.

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The cupcake liners were placed inside the basket and then filled with red hots and conversation hearts.

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While I do like this creation I decided to go one step further. On Wednesday I will show you how to make the second half of a this Valentine “topiary”. It too is delightfully edible.

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Happy hearts!

Laura

25 comments :

  1. Laura these are amazing, It is awesome what you can do with things you find in the dollar bin at Target.

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  2. These are just adorable! I may try to make some for myself!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Carol

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  3. Laura,
    Your Valentines are darling. I love the crepe paper ruffles. They remind me of my childhood.
    ~Lynne
    [w/L]

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  4. Sooooooooooooo cute cute cute!! I loveeeeeeeee them!!!! I love Target Dollar spot... such great finds there! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  5. These are just tooooo cute! You are so clever!

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  6. What can I say? Adorable! I love the embellishments, and know that NEVER would I have thought, looking at those, "Wow, I could ADD cute stuff and make those wonderful!"
    But YOU have done so.
    My Redhead-girl shall NOT see these, or we will be back at Target(she's got American girl doll-itis, and these are just the right size!)buying and attempting to decorate mini boxes. (smile)
    I hope your Monday is blessed!
    ~april

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  7. You did a great job! Darling as can be.

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  8. Wow! You did an amazing job on those. They are beautiful! I love the Target bins too.

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  9. How cute. My girls have been into crafting, especially the 6 year old. We made the skewer and washi tape arrows from mcmasterandstorm.blogspot.com
    and now she is ready for something else. Going to have to do something like this - she would love it.

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  10. I just love how you can pull ordinary things out of the dollar bin and turn them into clever creations! These are so cute.

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  11. I need to go to Target & check out that dollar bin :). Your finished product looks way too chic to have come from such a humble spot!

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  12. How adorable! I love the Target dollar section, too. You really raised the bar, though - your Valentine's boxes are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Hi Laura,
    Very SWEET!!! Thanks for sharing this idea. I hope you are doing better...
    Warmly,
    deb

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  14. These are all adorable! Thanks for showing the possibilities. I remember when I was in 5th grade my Mother ruffled crepe paper and decorated a Valentine's day box for class.

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  15. You are fabulous! the feelings you have brought out in me are varied; jealousy at your creativity nobody could have done a more joyous collection. I mean it, really! Happiness at the sheer richness of the colors and angst, because I haven't done anything yet for my hubby. Thanks for posting this precious endeavor.
    Boy did I gush.
    Les

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  16. How simple and fun! Keeping a craft supply and discovering such gems in the dollar bin really make for a creative afternoon. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  17. These are so cute! I love the crepe paper ruffle. I can remember my mom stitching crepe paper by hand to gather it for trims. Love your sweet little embellishments.
    Thank you for sharing this idea! :)

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  18. I swear Laura, you come up with the coolest ideas!! Wonderful ♥

    Love, Linda

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  19. So cute! I always love your creations...I bet those kids are happy too!!

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  20. You always create the cutest little treasures! I love these!

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  21. You are rocking my socks with this. I wouldn't have known to stitch the crepe paper to make ruffles. How in the world do you just know stuff like that? I love them.

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  22. WOW! What a great idea and execution! They're simply beautiful!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  23. Laura I just love all your creative Valentine treat ideas. Wish I'd seen them sooner. Bravo.
    Robin

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