Have you started thinking about Valentine’s Day yet?   I have.  I’ve also still been obsessing over dollhouse miniatures.  The result?  A miniature box of chocolates.  I was inspired the other day at the grocery store;  I was admiring all of the pretty heart-shaped  candy boxes, and then a couple of aisles over, I found a rack of stickers.  (I know, craft supplies at the grocery store!   That’s dangerous!)  There was a sheet of gorgeous foil heart stickers that I had to have.  To justify buying them, I had to think of a project really fast.  And so the tiny confection container was born.   Want to make one of your own?  It’s quite easy!  Here’s how.

Project estimate:

  • Sticker, on hand or $1 and up
  • Card stock, on hand
  • Foam core board, on hand or $1
  • Xacto knife,  on hand
  • Glue, on hand
  • Mod Podge, on hand

Total:  Free and up

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Place a heart sticker on a piece of red card stock.  Carefully cut out around the sticker, leaving a border of red around the sticker.

Cut a second heart the same size out of the card stock.  Trace the stickered heart onto the foam core, then draw a slightly smaller heart inside of it.  Carefully cut out the smaller heart with an Xacto knife.

Cut a strip of paper the same width as the foam core board.  Glue it around the outside edge of the  heart.  (Tip:   It’s easiest to start and end the strip in the crook at the top of the heart.)

Glue  the foam core board heart on top of the plain red heart.

Glue the heart with the sticker to the top.  Seal the entire thing with several coats of Mod Podge.

Mod Podge is amazing stuff, turning a paper trinket into something a lot more durable.  And paper is easy to manipulate, cheap, and comes in every color and pattern you can think of.  Start experimenting with paper and you will be amazed at what you can make, especially when it comes to the teeny-tiny!

I also made a tiny Valentine’s Day card, which would be the perfect companion to this project.  Visit my blog to see the tutorial!