Decorate matchboxes with romantic designs, then fill with Valentine's candies

YOU'LL NEED:

  • Scissors
  • Red, pink and white wrapping paper in assorted solids and patterns
  • Craft matchboxes (at ecrater.com)
  • Glue stick
  • Heart-shaped paper punches in graduated sizes (available at craft stores)
  • Pinking shears
  • Assorted decorative items, including red baker’s twine (at baking supply stores), small gift tags and
  • small adhesive rhinestone strips (at craft stores)
  • Small Valentine’s Day candies, such as heart-shaped red hots or red-pink-and-white candy corn

1. Cut wrapping paper to wrap around outside of box.

2. Apply glue to the back of wrapping paper. Adhere paper to matchbox, working from one end and pushing out any air bubbles as you go.

3. Using heart-shaped punches in different sizes, make hearts out of wrapping paper. Or cut narrow strips of wrapping paper using pinking shears and make a design by punching out a row of small hearts from strips.

4. Decorate wrapped boxes as desired, using hearts, heart strips, baker’s twine, gift tags and adhesive rhinestone strips.

5. Fill matchboxes with assorted candies.