January 23, 2013

Sweethearts candy box crafting...

Hello.  My name is Kim and I'm addicted to glitter.   
With a bit of glitter and  a stash of lovely Valentine graphics found on Meri's blog (ImagiMeri), I've been flipping .59 cent box of sweethearts candy into ornaments.

It's really simple.  Empty the box of sweethearts candy and then cut out the heart graphic on the front of the box.

It doesn't even have to be a perfect heart-shape because it gets covered up anyways.

Decorate the interior of the box with Valentine graphics and paper doilies.

Outline the heart cutout with trim and then cover the sides of the box and the back in glue and glitter.

I've decided that nothing is safe from glitter in my house.

Glitter makes everything better!
Linking with It's a Very Cherry World Rednesday!

27 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

such a sweet, sweet ornament. I love the graphic you chose. Yeah for glitter! Have a great day, it is terribly cold in these parts.

Lynne said...

A new diagnosis . . . "glitter addiction!" One side affect . . . very sparkly 24/7!

VintageBettys said...

Glitter is a must!!! Oh how sweet that is! I love that darling little girl :) I'm off to the hospital ...my daughter, Michele went in last night ...they are inducing her...she is a week late

Stephanie said...

How cute and creative! Glitter is certainly a must :)

Visiting from Rednesday...have a great day!

Hugs,
Stephanie
theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Cute! Only I would say to eat the candy in the box..... LOL!

RetroSandie said...

A very sparkly idea! It makes a pretty little ornament!!!

Donna said...

How cute, Kim! Maybe you and I could start the Michigan chapter of "Glitter Addicts Anonymous"!! What a great idea to turn the candy boxes into ornaments. And, you have a good excuse to eat the candy, too:)

ImagiMeri said...

Very cute idea, but to tell you the truth.....I'm so glad I'm waaaay too old and decrepit to even get into Valentine ornies, however, one is never too old to play with glitter! Glitter does go with and on anything and everything!

Hugs,
Meri

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

CUTE
SWEET!!!
Warmly,
deb

vintage grey said...

Kim, these are so beautiful and I love all the sparkly glitter! xo Heather

Patti M said...

Kim you have corrupted me! I have picked up & set back down a box set of those candies for the past two weeks at my grocery store. I had the very same idea you had of cutting out the heart & making a mini shadow box but talked myself out of buying them twice. After seeing yours I'm running out to get them today!LOL....Hi! My name is Patti and I am addicted to crafting!

craftyles said...

Glitter does make everything better. Your ornament is Sweet!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Your ornament is so sweet! You come up with the greatest ideas!! Have to try this!

Hugs,
Debbie

AshTreeCottage said...

I am afraid that I am afflicted with glitter addiction too! I have to try to keep it to a minimum because as you well know, it gets on everything. Love your dollhouse too!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Sandy said...

Kim,
These are so cute....I love glitter also, but you are the queen when it comes to the sparkly stuff! lol Sandy

Nellie said...

How sweet is that?! Glitter is absolutely a necessary item for such creations! xo Nellie

LBP said...

Oh so Cute!!! I own every color glitter in the world! I love glitter! My dear husband is always letting me know when I have glitter in my nose, in my hair, in my eyelids, ears, etc. LOL!

Blessings

Linda

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

You are killing me with the cuteness of this project! Genious!!!
And also, I discovered "glitter glue" for the first time this past Christmas crafting season. I don't know why I never used it before, but suddenly nothing is safe from it! Glitter Glue...it's NOT just for kids!
OK, going to buy some candy hearts!
Erica :)

Pam said...

Aren't you all glittery! I'll have you know that I just spent 1/2 an hour on Meri's site which led to someone else's site and next thing I knew I had to remind myself that I hadn't finished your post! Your blog is so addictive.

Lynn said...

Hi Kim,
I just love all the wonderful ideals that you come up with! I saw something kinda like this on pinterest. I love glitter too, but I think you have the glitter bug more than I do LOL
Have a wonderful week and enjoy your weekend. Stay warm, I watch the weather channel every morning and I can't believe how cold it has gotten in your part of the world.
Hugs,
Lynn and the wienee ranch crew!

Jodee said...

That turned out sooo cute! We love glitter too!

NanaDiana said...

My gosh- is that ever a cute craft, Kim! I absolutely LOVE the idea. REALLY cute. I may have to steal the idea- xo Diana

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I love the shadow box effect and of course, I love all the glitter!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
That is one great recycling idea!!

So cute!!

In your newest post, 12 inches of snow!! Holy moly!! We do not have that much here...

Hugs,
Deb

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
That is one great recycling idea!!

So cute!!

In your newest post, 12 inches of snow!! Holy moly!! We do not have that much here...

Hugs,
Deb

Patti said...

Ohhhhhh - I love glitter - and I LOVE these little boxes. Can you show us more!

Cheryl G. said...

Super cute!
You are talented!