Heart Box

This paper mache heart box has been sitting on the shelf for too long.  Time to create something for Valentine's Day!  
I grabbed some pretty paper napkins, Mod Podge, and a brush.  Remember to separate the layers of the napkins so you're only using one layer.  I had some leftover pieces that were perfect for this small box.
Starting with the lid, the Mod Podge was brushed on and the pieces of napkin placed down.
When the edge of the lid was covered and dry, I trimmed the top edge with scissors.
The top was covered with Mod Podge.  
Another piece of napkin was applied.
The top edge and the edge inside the box were trimmed with a piece of sandpaper.
The box itself was covered in the same manner.
A second coat of Mod Podge was applied and I used some plastic wrap to smooth out any bubbles.  For detailed instructions on decoupage with napkins, click HERE.
The box was almost done.
I had some pink trim that was glued around the edge of the lid.
Now it was done.
The perfect way to wrap a Valentine's Day gift!
It can be filled with chocolates, a gift card, or maybe a shiny, sparkly bauble?

You choose!



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Comments

  1. I don't know how you get it so smooth...I end up with wrinkles all the time! This turned out so pretty!

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    1. Plastic wrap is the trick. It works every time!

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  2. So pretty and I never heard if the plastic wrap trick for wrinkles.

    Cindy

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  3. Love it, Ann. Your plastic wrap trick has really changed things for me. It's genius! And I think I'd choose the chocolate this year. Baubles are nice, but no where to go and show it off! ;)

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    1. Yes, plastic wrap is the key and I agree, chocolate wins this year!

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  4. This is really pretty. Looks quite easy to make too. May have t try and make my own

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    1. It is easy. I hope you'll give it a try!

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  5. Ann, love how it turned out !! Very pretty. Thank you for sharing your decoupage heart box at Meraki Link Party.
    Much love
    Naush

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    1. Thank you, Naush. I'm glad you stopped by and hope you are well!

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  6. Ann,
    Very pretty!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words about my Kitchen!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Your kitchen is always such a joy to see!

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  7. What a transformation! What a sweet little box.

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  8. How pretty, you did such a great job. Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos Blog Party.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I'm always happy to share!

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    2. Ann thank you for letting me know about the missing link, I have fixed it. There were a couple others missing too.

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  9. Your heart looks amazing Ann. Love the pattern you used. It almost looks like a porcelain heart than a cardboard heart. Great job.

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    1. Thank you, Terrie. There are so many choices for napkins these days and they can totally transform things!

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  10. Hi Ann, I love how your heart box turned out. Mod podge is so fun and a quick way to make new decor items. Thank you for sharing on #omhgww!
    I hope you find some way to enjoy the rest of your week!
    Hugs
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Karren. Mod Podge and napkins are my 'go-to'!

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  11. Ann, your heart box is beautiful!!! I have some old 1990's paper-wrapped boxes that I just can't part with because they are beautiful with their roses on them. Your idea to find a pretty napkin and cover more would be a nice addition to my Craft Room collection of pretty boxes. <3 Thank you for the idea!!!

    Happy Galentine's to you and enjoy your Valentine's Day this weekend! Fun hopping with you, as always, <3
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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    1. Thank you, Barb. There are so many pretty napkins available now so you'll be sure to find something for your collection!

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  12. Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! Thank you SO much for sharing your creativity at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy. CONGRATS – you are one of our Featured Guests this weekend (#474)! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! I look forward to visiting again this weekend.
      Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

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  13. How pretty this is. I love how it looks. I am happy to feature your sweet heart box on Sunday at Love Your Creativity. Happy Valentine's Day.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. It's always a treat to be featured!

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  14. How lovely! Perfect for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  15. This is also a destash. Very pretty. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday. I used to teach that tip with the clear plastic wrap to smooth out the paper. It always works and it's always so surprising to people.

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    1. It certainly is a destash - It's becoming a habit with a pandemic! I'm always surprised that more people don't know the plastic wrap trick too. It's a lifesaver!

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