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Piñata-Inspired Valentine DIY.

With all these blustery snow storms blowing around the Northeast, there’s been plenty of cozy afternoons stuck inside for some Valentine’s Day crafting. During a recent snow-in I got to work updating a store-bought box of chocolates with a piñata-inspired look. It’s a simple DIY that took about 20 minutes, and took a blah-looking grocery-store find to the next level! Here’s how to make your own:
1) Gather varying colors of pink and tissue paper, a glue-stick or scrapbooking tape-runner, a pair of fringe scissors and a box of chocolates (and maybe get some extra chocolates to snack on while crafting so you don’t eat your Valentine’s present).
2) Cut the tissue paper into 1″ tall strips, and then use the fringe scissors to cut fringe 3/4 of the way up the strip of tissue paper.
3) Run a strip of the adhesive on the top of the box of chocolates — starting at the very bottom of the box (set the bottom and the chocolates aside to avoid crushing them) and press down one layer of the fringed tissue paper. It’s okay to let the strip of tissue paper hang over the sides — we’ll trim it later!
4) Repeat this process, adding each layer on top of the other until you reach the top of the heart-shaped box. Using regular scissors, trim the edges to reveal the original heart shape of the box.
5) Give this custom chocolate box to your Valentine!

6 responses to “Piñata-Inspired Valentine DIY.

  1. Mara February 2, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Mine is sprucing up my desk:)

  2. elizabeth February 3, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    my sister (the cook in the family) calls those herb scissors for mincing parsley etc. I like your use better – so clever!

  3. shell chic'd February 3, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    You never cease to impress me chickadee. Way to take the most cliche V-Day gift ever and turn it into something fabulous!

  4. Alison Jeanine February 3, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    So cute! And WAAAAAY better than that generic, I see-them-everywhere Russell Stover box! 😉 Happy Valentine’s Day, girl!

    Xo, Alison

  5. Nicola February 8, 2015 at 11:21 am

    This is adorable!! Wish I had stocked up on craft supplies before this 3rd week of snow storms!

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