Friday, January 25, 2013


I am loving these little candy boxes for Valentines Day because they look like a million bucks and they cost less than a quarter!
 Yes, I said less than a quarter.  Including candy.  Which is good, because I ate all of the m&m's that I used making THIS project.  Candy doesn't last long around my house.....just sayin.

I found these wedding favor boxes on the clearance shelf at Hobby Lobby.  I loved the vector design on the front. The clear, heart-shaped cellophane top shows off the contents.  Perfect for Valentines Day!
 Really....a smokin deal.  $3.49 divided by 25 makes them 13.6 cents a box.  Even at full price they're only a quarter a piece.  You might want to visit the wedding aisle once in a while at Hobby Lobby.
I have a cool ribbon punch.  If you don't have one of these and you are a crafter, you might want to put one on your list!  So easy!
Since the boxes come flat, they are so easy to punch.  I punched out some slots and tied a cute pink ribbon bow on the top of this box. (I put the ribbon on the front in some, like the first pic.)  I should mention that the boxes pop up in one quick step and no adhesive is required.
Fill the box with some candy from the Dollar Store.  I used Sixlets in some and Conversation Hearts in others.  I was thinking tic tacs, gum, jawbreakers or jellybeans would also be nice.
 Cute right?  So inexpensive and so easy!  So I gave my first one away yesterday to my hairdresser, Kelly.  He laughed at the heart that said "text me" and said they have actually improved the flavor since he was a kid!  
 He's awesome and he puts up with me politely every time I walk in his door with a picture and say, "Will my hair do this?"  (Usually the answer is "no" as I have super thin, fine hair.) He'll be mad that I put hearts all over his picture.....but he really is a sweetie!  

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  1. These are just too cute! I can't believe conversation hearts say text me now. What? That's so sad...ha! :) Makes me feel old.

  2. Beautiful boxes, Danni, and Kelly looks like a great guy, I'm sure he savored the sweets!

  3. Oh they are cute, and cheap, double win!

    I now want a ribbon punch, never seen one before, that's really cool! Candy is a disappearing commodity at the mansion too :)

  4. What a bargain ! And you had the idea to turn it into something so cute for V/Day :-)

  5. Lucky you finding those boxes and that hole punch is so cool. Gotta get one of those. I'll add ribbon to anything (and glitter), so that punch would get lots of use here.

    I, too, have fine thin hair. On the bright side, Our hair dries really fast. I've talked to women who say their hair takes forever to dry. Mine is mostly dry before I leave the bathroom after a shower.

  6. Love the boxes, Danni :) What a great deal, to!

    Candy doesn't last long around here either :)


  7. Those are so pretty Danni - I just love them!
    And your hairdresser is pretty ( cute ) too!

  8. Cute hairdresser! The boxes are adorable. I do shop in the wedding aisle because treat boxes like these and sometimes ribbons are cheaper there than in the rest of the store. I have been looking for a reason to buy one of those punches and you have provided the reason! "Text Me" !?! What happened to "Be Mine"? I will be interested to see how the leftover boxes will be repurposed - Maybe Mother's Day? (our favorite!)

  9. I need to know what Kelly would do for my hair. It is getting increasingly stranger. Mega ringlet curls underneath and mostly straight on top...WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS?!?!?! Love those boxes!

  10. Awe what a great idea! Next time I go get my hair done I'm going to take my hair dresser a little something special :) And what a great deal on those boxes. They are seriously cute with the little window in front.

  11. Love the boxes Danni! They're such a great gift idea, and what a great price. I envy you having a Hobby Lobby close by. I need to find me one of those ribbon punches, it looks so handy.

  12. Such a cute idea! I found you at the Super Sweet Saturday Party and I’ve become your newest follower on GFC. I’m also hosting a party this week and I would love for you to come by and share this at my party - Fluster’s Creative Muster.

    Hugs and Smiles,

    @ Fluster Buster

  13. Such a fun idea for Valentines!! Pinned. I hope you'll come share at Super Saturday Show & Tell party tomo :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  14. Danni, you are so cute. I love that you shared your first box with the man that does your hair. What a great project. The candy would not last long around here :)

  15. Dannie, so cute! I love little boxes of any kind and these are adorable! I'll just bet you made Kelly's day. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

  16. oh so cute! We found you via Serenity You Serenity Saturday linky party.

  17. Love those little boxes, what a great treat. Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

  18. So Kelly must do a killing in the hair business. If he was up against my hairdresser, whom I love, I'd have to give him a whirl just because he's cute.


  19. Great idea, Danni. I do love the wedding aisle at HB! I must get over there and cruise the clearance aisles, too. I think I need some Hot Tamales in mine!

  20. Those are cute! You gotta love so,etching that is cute and cheap! Your hairdresser looks like a doll!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
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  21. What a clever idea and so cheap! That's the best part!!

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  22. I love these! I've been wanting to buy this punch and now I have a reason to :D too cute!

  23. Such a great idea...and what a bargain! Love it!

    I found your blog through Raising Imperfection and I'm your newest follower. Hope you can stop by my blog and follow me back!


  24. These are so cute. I love them! Found you through the Keeping It Simple Link Party!
    Thanks for sharing!


  25. Danni, these are so cute! What a great idea. Oh, girlfriend, I can so relate on the thin, fine hair!!! I never will forget when that reality sunk in 8th grade. I took this super cute pic and said I want this. My hairdresser said, honey your hair is just too fine for this cut. LOL These rainy, humid days here lately are definitely not helping! :) Thanks so much for sharing your awesome project with us at A Bouquet of Talent.


  26. What a great idea! Too cute! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  27. I love this for V-day! I would love to have you come link up your favorite posts at 'Or so she says...'. The link party will be open until this Tuesday. (Sat-Tues, every week.) Hope to see you there!

    Mariel @ Or so she says...

  28. Now, I need a ribbon punch and a Hobby Lobby!