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Monday, February 1, 2016

Romantic Regency Valentine Favors

Happy first day of February! Have you started adding any romantic touches to your home? Last week I shared areas in Storybook Cottage that I have decorated HERE and HERE.

Today I am sharing a craft that helped transform the dining area into a heartfelt haven.


First I must start out by apologizing. I had meant for this to be a step by step tutorial. Then, my computer died and the new replacement computer has been a total lemon. So, a true blogger horror show has occured. I have lost several hundred pictures. Some of which were the “before” shots meant for this post.


But I have faith that my readers are intelligent enough to glean how these Dollar Store candy boxes were transformed if I just provide a few written instructions.


I first removed the clear plastic wrapping from the Dollar Store candy boxes. Next, I traced the lid onto pink and red scrapbook paper and used regular white glue to apply the paper cutouts to the lid.


Then I hot glued silver vintage trim to the edges. You could also use silver rick rack.


This was followed by gluing on a 3.5 inch paper doily off center, adding some pearl embellishments and a few paper punched shapes. A scrap of vintage lace was the pièce de résistance.


What made this craft Regency in style was the last addition of these fabulous ladies wearing lovely frocks.

They were attached with pop dots to slightly elevate the image.

Vintage Jane Austen Valentine Small Note Cards Tags ATC Altered Art Set of 6 | eBay:

I also found some free Regency inspired images for you to use as well.

1823-Ball-Gown-Diaphanous-Overskirt - 1820s in Western fashion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

You can find several more free images for use on my Pinterest Bonne Saint Valentin page.

George Sheridan Knowles (english, 1863-1931) - "Safe at Last" by Victorian British Painting:

Come back on Wednesday when I share the complete Regency Era Valentine Tea.


Happy Monday!


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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, these are so pretty. I love all the detail. Can't wait to see the tea.

Stacey said...

Laura, they are so pretty. Your creativity really inspires this not so creative girl.

Thanks for your comment about the baby shower. It was so much fun gathering ideas from Pinterest and bringing them to life. Love showering these young girls who are becoming moms. :)

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

Valentine's Day is my frilliest day of the year, and these are right up my alley! Great ideas . . . thank you!

Linda said...

Those are so pretty!

Yes, I promptly decorated for Valentine's Day just past January 14th, because I always like to have everything up for a month and then I promptly take it all down February 15. ;) I'm just like that, lol.


Vel Criste said...

So creatively beautiful Laura!

Lynn Bean said...

Sweet ideas! Thank you for sharing.

lynn cockrell said...

Laura, those Valentine's boxes are oozing with romance! Thanks so much for sharing these beauties and how to make them.

Laura said...

Laura- I agree with Stacey.
You are an inspiration.
Thank you for sharing these lovely creations with us.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

These are so cute!! You can also make heart ornaments like this too!!