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Valentine’s Day ideas are saturating the internet right now, but no one is talking about what to do with all the left over chocolate. Wait. I know what to do with that, I just need something to do with the pretty heart box it comes in! Every year, I have 3 beautiful chocolate heart boxes that my sweet husband gives to my daughter’s and I for Valentine’s Day. He is so thoughtful, and they are so yummy & pretty, I just don’t have the heart to throw them out. So, a couple years ago I first made this Valentine’s Day Wreath out of one. This year I took it in a new direction, and I made this “Thrifty Heart Jewelry Box”. It turned out so darling, and what’s really cool, is that you can store these on your dresser, or on a shelf all year long. Heck, maybe the burgler will think it’s chocolate and miss it 😎
Here’s how it looks on the outside…
And on the inside it can be filled with treasures…
I was also thinking that this would make a beautiful keepsake box. Just remove the candy liner and there you have it. You could also fill it with keepsakes you plan to give to a child/grandchild one day and keep your little heirloom pieces there for safe keeping until you are ready to give it to them.
Here’s the fabric covered heart box I started with. After I ate every single piece of chocolate (except the weird cream filled one) I washed the plastic liner in warm soap water and let it dry.
Then I placed it back in the heart and got to work on the top cover piece.
I poked a tiny hole in the center of the top cover heart box, and pushed the tiny screw in slowly with a drill. The hardest part will be finding a small enough knob & screw. For the life of me I can not remember where I found my knobs, but I would look at your local hardware store & craft store.
Then go fill it all up with your favorite jewels and it’s finished. Isn’t it pretty?
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Tags: Crafts, heart, jewelry, organizing, repurposed, storage, upcycle, Valentine's Day