Candy Box Dress Up


When you pick up the customary red heart candy box as a gift this Valentine’s Day, think about bringing it to the next level with some scrapbook paper, yarn scraps and your own artistic eye.

Dress ups like these just couldn’t be easier. You simply trace the lid of the candy box onto pretty scrapbook paper, cut it out and voila! You have a whole new look. Accessorize with a knit or crochet flower and a personalized tag to suit your recipient. What a difference!

Valentine's Day Heart Dressed up with Scrapbook Paper and Free Crochet Flower Pattern The elegant knit rose was created from the free Blooming Rose pattern by Veronica O’Neil of VO Knits. The perky little leaves from handspun, using the free Knitted Leaf pattern by Linda Dawkins of the Natural Suburbia Blog

Valentine's Day Heart Dressed up with Scrapbook Paper and Free Crochet Flower Pattern The crocheted rose was hooked up in a flash, (and I love crochet for it’s speed!), using the free Rose Brooch pattern by Daniela Herbertz, the sweet little leaf from the free A Crochet Leaf! pattern by Alice Best of the Crochet with Raymond blog.

Aren’t we so lucky to have so many generous Crafty Friends freely sharing their talents with us? It certainly makes it easy to take the commonplace to the extraordinary.

Hope your Valentine’s Day is sweet! ♥



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  1. Posted January 20, 2013 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Great idea to take something common and make it special! And thanks for the link to all of these cute little patterns :-)

    • Mom
      Posted January 22, 2013 at 6:52 am | Permalink

      You’re welcome, Andrea! Gosh, there are so many great little flower and leaf patterns. These are the ones that called to me on that day, though. :-)

  2. renee
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Oh that turned out cute

    • Mom
      Posted January 22, 2013 at 6:53 am | Permalink

      Thank you, Renee! :-) You’re so encouraging – your kindness brings me a smile :-)

  3. Posted January 21, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    I was just thinking about these knitted flowers and was trying to remember where I might have a pattern for them. Thank you for the suggestion and the links to the patterns. Think I will put a pin on the back so they can use it on a scarf or jacket afterwards. Love your blog!

    • Mom
      Posted January 22, 2013 at 6:54 am | Permalink

      Oh how perfect, Paula. Love the idea of putting a pin on the back. Smart knitter! :-)

  4. renee
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    I Love your blog, do you have a button I can put on my blog?

    • Mom
      Posted January 23, 2013 at 7:31 am | Permalink

      Yes, Renee! You’ll find it at the bottom of our left sidebar. Thanks so much for linking to us! :-)

  5. renee
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    I found it, got it added :) Thank you..

    How is your day going?

    • Mom
      Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:29 am | Permalink

      Ooops, I’m a little late, but it was a good day, Renee! I spent it at work learning a new-to-me computer charting program. (I’m a nurse). Hope your day is going great!

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