A heart-shaped box filled with chocolate is one of the most cliche valentine's day gifts to give. Using a few hours, and a few dollars worth of supplies that you might already have, you can turn an ordinary chocolate-filled heart box into the best valentines day gift your sweetie has ever received!
Step 1: Gather the materials
For this project, you will need the following tools and materials:
-- A heart box full of candy (make sure it's big enough for the message you want to put!)
-- A bag of Conversation Hearts (Brachs) or Tiny Sweethearts (Necco)
-- Scotch Tape
-- A few sheets of black cardstock
Step 2: Choose your pattern
I find that Chinese characters are a perfect fit for this project, but it is possible to use symbols or English words as well. My girlfriend is Chinese, so I decided to use her name character. For something more general, consider using the Chinese character for love (the second picture), a symbol (like a heart), or the very common representation of the word "love" with one letter in each of four corners (third picture). Anything generally square shaped should fit perfectly.
Step 3: Preparation
Now we need to get everything ready to get to work! Start by taking the little plastic tray with the candy out of the heart box. Then put down a single piece of cardstock on the bottom of the box to make sure that none of the white will be peeking through any gaps. Finally, since you will be moving all the chocolate pieces around, you may want to create a new "map" so your sweetheart knows where each type of candy is. I did this by writing a number by each piece on the actual map, and writing that number under each piece of chocolate.