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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!



Susan said...

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

Carol at Serendipity said...

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

Happy Valentine's Day!


DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Your Valentines are darling. I love the crepe paper ruffles. They remind me of my childhood.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

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

Jane said...

These are just tooooo cute! You are so clever!

April said...

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!

Deanna said...

You did a great job! Darling as can be.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

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

Jill Elaine said...

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

Vicki said...

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

Craftymoose Crafts said...

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!

laxsupermom said...

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

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

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

Jeannine said...

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.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

You are so adorable!

Little Leslie said...

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.

Jen said...

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!

Auntie Em said...

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! :)

Linda said...

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

Love, Linda

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

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

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

your treats looks so darn pretty!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

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

Debbie said...

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.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

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


Robin's Nest said...

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