Yeasty Mosaic at Disney's California Adventure

Yeasty Mosaic at Disney's California Adventure
Yeasty Mosaic at Disney's California Adventure

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Creativity Tip. No. 13

Valentine Heart Boxes: Easy to Make, Give

For the Valentine boxes shown above, I borrowed an idea from Victoria Gertenbach, as featured in Somerset Holidays & Celebrations, Vol. 1, 2007.
Depending on how many heart flowers you want to make, cut or punch 2 in. and 1 in circles out of paper. Also cut out or punch 2 in. hearts from colorful paper. (You will need one of each size of  circles and five to six hearts for each flower.)
Fold each heart down the center and crease it, right sides together. Place the tips of five or six hearts on the 2 in. circle and glue each one separately. (The hearts will stand up a little because they have been creased. Glue one of the smaller circles on the front of the flower, centered, covering up the tips.
Victoria suggests gluing an old board game piece or button onto the top circle. I followed her suggestions and also used those and  old pop-it bead heart that I had.
(Optional: I sprayed the entire heart flower with a glitter spray and let it dry before proceeding.)
Using bright pink acrylic paint and a foam paintbrush, paint 4 in. paper boxes ($1 each at JoAnn's). I had to paint two coats on the outside surfaces of the box to totally cover the paper, but only used one coat on the insides of the top and bottom.
When the boxes are dry, glue a small heart-shaped paper doily onto the top of the box. Put glue on the back of the 2 in. circle on the flower's wrong side and glue the flower on top of the doily, as shown in the photo. (Don't glue down the petals. They are prettier if they are standing up from the box.)
I put cotton balls inside the box (because I had them) and then placed a heart-shaped chocolate in the box.
With my leftover flowers, I glued a lollipop stick (Victoria used old straws) to the back of each flower and then put this bouquet in a glass jar.


  1. Love your take on this! Thanks so much for sharing it with me, it was a joy to see!

  2. Glad you liked it. I thought they were very cool.


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