Altered Valentine Candy Box

When I was cleaning and reorganizing my craft studio I came across a valentine candy box that I had saved. I almost recycled it but then I thought I'd go ahead and create something fun with it!

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Altered Valentine Candy Box
I also found a bunch of fabric selvages that I had saved. Why would I save fabric selvages, you ask? Well... because that's how I roll!! I save things! And then I forget about them!! 😂

Altered Valentine Candy Box

I also saved them because fabric selvage crafts is a thing!! Did you know? Do a search in Pinterest and you'll see!

I used some Gesso to coat my candy box so that the design wouldn't show through the fabric. Gesso is a white primer basically. Plain white paint would work just as well but with more coats probably.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Altered Valentine Candy Box

I coated both the top and bottom of the box and used my little craft hair dryer to dry them quickly.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Then I used Mod Podge to adhere the selvage pieces to the lid.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

I cut small pieces and laid them on diagonally. I left an overhang that I will trim once it's dry.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Once dry, I trimmed all around the edges.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

These are the trims I'm using.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

I used hot glue and first added the hot pink pom-pom trim around the edge.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Then I used the smaller pom-pom trim over the top of that.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Then I used the pink velvet ribbon to go around the edges of the front and back pieces.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Altered Valentine Candy Box

I wanted to make a little accordion fold medallion for the front of the box. I used a scrap of pink paper for this.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

I cut a long strip of the paper and then creased it every 1/4". Hopefully, you can see the creases in this picture! This makes it easy to accordion fold it evenly.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Glue the ends together to make the medallion. I glued some paper scraps onto the back to hold it secure.

Altered Valentine Candy Box

And here is what it looks like from the front!

Altered Valentine Candy Box

I am also using some tinsel trim in pink and chipboard letters!

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Altered Valentine Candy Box

I added a cute little tag and it's all done! What do you think?

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Altered Valentine Candy Box

Of course, I ate the candy from this box last year but I could easily buy a bag of chocolates and refill it!

Altered Valentine Candy Box

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Altered Valentine Candy Box