Wednesday, February 6, 2013

French Inspired Valentine Candy Boxes

Hearts…flowers... amour….. I adore it all!

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A few years ago I found these small Martha Stewart candy boxes on clearance. It was one of those things that I wish I had bought more of. The paper rosettes were left over from a Halloween vignette I made HERE.

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This handsome French couple was printed out on cardstock, carefully cut out and edged in glitter.

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As you may know I save all sorts of craft scraps that I organize by color. This was a great opportunity to use up several bits and bobs.

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Pearls, vintage millinery, lace and paper.

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The back was finished off with a simple paper punched heart.

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I can’t decide which is my favorite,  but I am leaning towards the pink.

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A birds eye view of the top of the boxes.

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They will be filled with candy for my two sweethearts~ one who will love the box and one who will love the candy. :)

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What kind of candy do you like to receive?

Laura

I hope you’ll join me on Thursday, February 14th!

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Linking to:

Our Fifth House, Whipperberry, Funky Junk, Common Ground, StoneGable, Tatertots and Jello, Positively Splendid,The 36th Avenue,Jennifer Rizzo, BNOTPASTL, Someday Crafts, French Country Cottage, Kelly’s Korner, Bargain Hunting w/ Laurie

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42 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! These are GORGEOUS Laura!!!!! I love them!!!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Laura, these are so very lovely. I think even you candy-loving Valentine will appreciate their beauty.
enJOY a lovely day,
Kimberly

ImagiMeri said...

I shall be linking right along with you girlfriend.

Your candy boxes turned out divine, as I knew they would cuz everything you make is divine! When are you gonna adopt me?

Love ya'
Meri

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love these candy boxes, Laura.

martinealison said...

Oh. Ces petites boites sont adorables et pleines de charme...
Je suis très heureuse de vous retrouver.
Gros bisous.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Laura, those are beautiful! And they look so fun! I want to come craft with you someday!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are both so pretty, Laura, I can't pick a favorite! Love that you used up your little left over bits. I save those little scraps and bits, too, thinking they will come in handy for something.

openid said...

Laura,
These are both lovely and your Valentines are very blessed! {But I think they already know that.}
I like Godiva and Chocolate Garden best. What is your favorite?
Your Friend,
Deborah
FairfieldHouseNJ.com

PS I mentioned you in my last post.

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe....beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, these are unreal. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hi Laura,
These are some of the prettiest Valentines decorations I have seen yet! I like the red one best!
Dorothy

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Laura, your candy boxes are fantastic! Love your blog, I will visit often... Mary

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous boxes, Laura. Your creativity is wonderful! As to candy - for me, it's dark chocolate all the way. I'm particularly weak in the knees when it comes to dark chocolate covered pink salt caramels. Ooh la la.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh Laura, these are just gorgeous!!! my kind of Valentine!!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

You did such a beautiful job! I would be one who would love the box and the candy! I like chocolate...high end, Godiva etc. OR low end-Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!

Karen June Miller said...

I love, love, love this! Great job!

Karen
Idaho

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh My Word! Laura, you are so talented. These are beautiful! My brain just can't come up with this kind of thing. I'm so impressed. Yes, I'll be at your Valentine party. Looking forward to it. laurie

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Oh these candy boxes are so pretty Laura! Filled or un-filled they are simply adorable and so French-y.

I love Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters (http://www.russellstover.com/jump.jsp?itemID=143&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C4%2C15%2C108&iProductID=143)and the Dark Chocolate Jelly Sticks (http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/jump/productDetail/Food_&_Candy/Food_&_Candy/Chocolate_Jelly_Sticks_(Set_of_Two_10.5_oz._Boxes)/H3698) Bad part is, they are hard to find without buying an entire box of candy - and most of the remaining chocolates, I don't like!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh, oh, oh....I love them!! How sweet and I love the dimension to them. Fantastic once again!

Connie said...

OO-la-la . . . Belle, belle:)
Your boxes are wonderful . . . they look like fantastic tea party favors.
Great job.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I love the red one! Dark chocolate anything makes me smile!

A Vintage Fairy said...

These are so beautiful, I love them. Great job!

Vel Criste said...

can't believe you made these! looks store-bought! love it!

Privet and Holly said...

Laura, a post as
sweet as you are!

I think I love the
pink the best, too : )

Dang you are one
crafty babe!!!

xo Suzanne

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I was being rather lazy about Valentine's day but now you have inspired me with these stunning boxes. I am going to play in my studio today! :) Your announcement on the e-magazines is such great news. Congratulations and I know you will have beaucoup subscribers. I am delighted to join your party next week. xo

khess136 said...

Oh how I wish I had time for these!! Your creations are stunning, Laura, and I'm sure will delight the recipients!
Happy Valentine's Day!
xoxo
Karen

Denise said...

Hi Laura,

These are just BEAUTIFUL! What a great job you did on them. I like them both, but I definitely think the pink is my favorite.

I'm very impressed that someone so creative can also be so organized. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way with me. I can be both at times, but rarely both at the same time. :) I'll just have to keep working at it.

Have a great day!

Denise at Forest Manor

Sue said...

Love the boxes. I have some heart shaped boxes I have saved over the years will have to see what things I can come up with to do with them. Out of curiosity how do you store things like this from year to year? Sometimes I will not make something I have seen because I am not sure how to store it after the holidays without ruining it.

Maria Elena said...

Oh, my! Laura, these are beautiful! You are so talented and creative. Very pretty!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very pretty Valentine boxes! LOVE your table setting for Valentines too!
I love most "good" chocolate! Carmel and sea salt are top of my list today! LOL!
Warmly,
deb

Auntie Em said...

Your Valentine boxes are so sweet. I love the little couples and the rosettes edged with glitter makes the perfect backdrop.
I have found myself wishing I had purchased more of something I had found on clearance when I had a chance too but more often I am standing there thinking 'Darn, there's only one of these left!' lol
Enjoying your crafty tutorials. Thank you so much for sharing them! :)

lynn cockrell said...

Laura, these boxes are so totally gorgeous!

Chenille Cottage said...

Dearest Laura,
Your creations are so incredibly sweet!
Valentine Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

TRay said...

I'd like to receive some candy in one of these boxes...

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

These are truly gorgeous! Instead of candy, I'll take a cupcake ;o)

Shirley said...

Hi Laura,
I love your Valentine boxes. So Romantic looking. They sure are pretty. I love them all but the pink is my favorite..Happy Valentine's Day!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Laura, I am thrilled that you linked these beautiful creations to my V'tine party. I already pinned and picture from this post. Thank you for joining the party. I'm looking forward to your party. laurie

Sarah said...

Laura, I'll be at the Party. These two boxes are sheer delight. They could be vintage candy boxes with all these special details. I'm sure they were lots of fun to create. I've saved special candy boxes through the years. I bet these will be come heirlooms. As for what's inside. I'd want chocolates.
Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Sarah

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You always put your special touch on things to make them your own and even more beautiful. It's always fun to see your designs! Happy Valentine's day!

Jewel Sauls said...

Wow! Very impressive. I love these!!!

Lorraine said...

Oh, Laura, I LOVE the Marie Antoinette candy boxes!! Your recipients will love them I'm sure! Happy Valentine's Day!!
~Lorraine

Patty said...

These are just adorable! I want to make some for next year!