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Friday, January 29, 2016

Wrapped With Love....

Valentine's Day is just around the corner so today, I'd like to share how you can use plain brown Kraft Paper Boxes to wrap your Valentine's "tokens" with a little bit of LOVE. 

You can find these boxes at most craft supply stores as well as on ETSY and Ebay if you want to buy them in larger quantities for less.

 The inspiration for these sweet boxes were these metal arrows that I found in the dollar bins at Michael's. They come in packages of four. I used the cardboard "cozies" that come with the hot "To Go" cups from my grocery store to wrap a few of the boxes.

I used more of the cozies to cut some heart shapes as well. The white hearts are actually paper leaves that you can find in the wedding section of your local craft store. I simply folded them in half and cut a "semi circle" at the top so that, when opened, forms a heart.

 I embellished the boxes using vintage music pages, paper doilies, buttons, ribbon and beads, all of which I had on hand. A glue gun is all you'll need. 

 For the "finishing touch", I used my trusty Gelly Roll Pen and "doodled" away! These are fun and inexpensive to make so I hope you'll give them a try. 

Happy "doodling!"

Avec Amour,


  1. Michelle,
    These are adorable, dear friend!!!
    Inspiring, indeed!!!

  2. Yes adorable! The word I had in my head too when I saw these. I just can't do red for Valentines! Haha! Love all the textures you used.

  3. These are very lovely and inspiring. I like the look of brown paper, too. I'm so glad to see you back in blog land.
    Tamara <3

  4. I love how you made the little white leaves into hearts. That is genius!!!
    sending hugs...

  5. Adorable! I love paper bag art!!

  6. When I saw these, I had to run to Michael's to get the arrows. The trouble is, Michael's is about 50 miles away!!! AND, they didn't have these arrows in the $1 bins, BUT Tim Holtz had some. I had a 40% off coupon, so the cost wasn't too high. It will be fun to make some Valentine's cards. I haven't made any for so long, but there are plenty of people I know who could use a little pick-up.

  7. This is really very nice. I will definitely try this on next valentines. This valentine I went to a grand party with my husband. It was organized in one of spacious wedding venues we have here and it was great fun to be part of that party.

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