Thursday, February 6, 2014

Conversation heart mini box tutorial

I found these little paper Mache boxes in a pack of 6 for under $3.00 at a local AC Moore craft store.  I just knew they would be perfect painted to resemble the conversation heart candy that is just everywhere on Valentine’s Day. You can fill them with a few of the candy hearts themselves as a party favor-- or better yet a cute little gift for someone special.  Great craft for kids too!

You will need:

Mini paper Mache heart boxes (pack of 6)

Acrylic paint in pastel colors--pink, green, lavender, lemon yellow, and blue

Gold acrylic paint

Small paintbrush

Fine line marker in rose or pink

Ruler, newspaper, pencil with eraser, paper plates for paint

1.      Cover your work surface with paper to protect it.  Paint the inside of each box with gold metallic paint.  Let dry.

2.      Paint each box a different pastel color and let dry.  When dry add a second coat of paint if needed.  Yellow paint sometimes needs three coats.  Let dry completely.

3.      Use the examples given to write the sayings on the top of each box or personalize with some of your own with the fine line pink/rose marker. The height for the lettering should be approximately ¾ of an inch.  It is not that important to be perfect.  The candy hearts themselves are not always perfect!  If you are a bit leery about lettering, than lightly write the saying in pencil and then go over it with the marker.

4.      Fill the finished boxes with candy hearts or even a small gift.


  1. Love this! Just pinned it. :) I host the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks 'n a Row. It would be so great if you'd stop by to share this post. :)

  2. These are very cute! I remember we used to make paper mache objects when I was in school! It will be fun to do that with the kids as they get older :) Thanks for sharing this project with us at Countdown in Style! Don't forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured :)

  3. This is such a cute and useful idea. I love that you can customize them with your favorite colors and sayings. You are today''s Dare to Share Feature of the Day. Thanks so much for linking up Crystal. :)

  4. Such a cute idea to make conversation heart boxes! Love it! Pinning to my Valentines board. Thanks for sharing at the party. Theresa @DearCreatives

  5. Too sweet! I (Heart) this craft. I am going shopping tomorrow to get some of my own. Thanks for linking to Turn it up Tuesday!


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