Saturday, January 30, 2010

I Heart You! Valentine's Projects & Workshops

How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways -- with altered art of course!  There are so many creative ways to say "I love you" -- especially with candy!  Whether it's chocolate kisses you crave, candy hearts, jelly bellies, always tasty m&m's or old-fashioned cinnamon hearts, I'd like to share a few of my ideas on ways you can package sweet treats for the special people in your life. 

The first project is an altered tin mailbox.  It sure is mundane, but such an altered artworks opportunity!  I began by choosing beautiful designer paper which I applied directly to the metal using Mod Podge (of course).  Then I pulled out a few of my favorite embellishments including an ivory Prima flower (which I just bought at CHA), a bright red button, three kinds of ribbons (I am the self-adorned ribbon queen), and a fun silver lock and key I borrowed from a second hand necklace.  The key is then tied to a small ceramic heart button adhered to the flag while the lock is tied onto the front end of the                                                                                                 mailbox. 

The completed altered Valentine's Mailbox

I filled the mailbox with my favorite candy and raised the flag.  
Now all I have to do is hide it until February 14.

You can also think "outside the box" and fill it with other Valentine's theme goods including scented candles, colorful tissue packets, memo pads and key chains. Wouldn't this make a nice gift?

Want more Valentine's themed ideas?  Check these out:

Valentine's gifts

Partying with
Thrilling Thursday at Paisley Passions

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