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
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.