Wednesday, February 9, 2011

How To Make a Sweetheart Cookie Box

Who doesn't like conversation hearts? They come in pretty pastel colors, they have cute sayings (Tweet Me) printed on them, and did I mention they're made of sugar! So, as a tribute to the conversation heart, I've made an oversized box to fill with conversation heart cookies. Enjoy.

Supplies:
Template printed out
Box - I used a Barilla pasta box but you can use any kind you want
exacto knife
Paint
Hot glue

Click on image to make it larger, right click, copy, save, and print on cardstock. I made the borders extra large on this template so it can fit different size boxes. You can also scale the image if need be.

If you can, find a box with a window like the one in the picture.

Carefully take apart, re-glue inside out (refer to picture).

Paint the sides and back of box pink. You can also cover it with pink paper. I tried both ways and here's the verdict: painting is quick and easy, paper looks better but takes longer.

If your box has a window, cut out heart with exacto knife (refer to picture). If not, skip this step.

Line up printed template how you want it to show on the box. Trace front of box + top flap onto the back of template. Cut out and glue on front of box. Done!


I paid the model in cookies.

Comment Challenge - write your comments using conversation heart sayings.

17 comments:

judean said...

U R A 10

kawaii crafter said...

Judean,

YOU ROCK

salamandermuse said...

BE MINE

Erin said...

I am seriously in love with this idea! So so adorable!

Jeannette said...

LOVE
IT

clara said...

YOU RULE

kawaii crafter said...

Salamandermuse, Erin, Jeannette, & Clara,

THANK YOU

Michelle L. said...

Oh, cool! Great use for those kinds of boxes with windows - I am always wondering what to do with them, they look so craftable, but I have never actually made something. Love this one, thanks for the lovely tute! Oops, I just noticed my comment is too long. what I meant to say was P.D.CUTE

kawaii crafter said...

Michelle L.,

As far as I'm concerned, comments can never be too long. Write as much as you want :)

Holly said...

SO
SWEET


UR CUTE

Caca said...

BRAVO

Fara said...

You're so creative.
Re-using recyclable materials like that..
Very kawaii candy box ^^

kawaii crafter said...

Fara,

THANK YOU

Shanner said...

WAY 2
GO!

kasey said...

TOO COOL. :)

*~kAy~* said...

CUTIE PIE

fabricyoyoqueen said...

What a cute idea!