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Handmade gift for her. Sweet filled decoupaged paper mache heart gift box.

Mother’s Day Handmade Gift For Her – Sweet Filled Gift Box

Gifts don’t have to cost a fortune to be appreciated, a simple handmade keepsake like this rag wreath can mean so much more to the recipient. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would make this nice gift box filled with sweets. Custom designed boxes make every gift extra special, or can even be a beautiful gift on their own. This handmade gift for her is the perfect craft to get the kids involved with (they will love making the sweets) and then perhaps they could give it to Nan?


What You Will Need

Paper Mache Heart Box

Decoupage Paper

Mod Podge

Treat Bags

Candy Melts




First, I decoupaged the paper mache box with some pink crackle decoupage paper.  I used Mod Podge to do this and it gives the paper a nice sheen when dry.

I then moved on to melting the candy melts. I used red melts with a vanilla flavouring. They are really simple to work with. You just pop them in a microwavable bowl and heat on low power until they start to melt and stir until they are a smooth consistency. I then popped the melted mixture into my heart shaped molds and put in the fridge until set.

Whilst they set, I lined the inside of my gift box with red tissue paper. Once the candy was set,  I popped them out of the molds and into a cellophane treat bag, and securing with a piece of ribbon.


Finally, I decorated with a beautiful bright pink bow.

Handmade gift for her. A pink crackle decoupaged heart box.

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This beautiful heart shaped gift box craft is perfect for a Valentine's Day gift or a Mother's Day gift.

*I was sent these products for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own*


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  1. Cheryl | Time To Craft

    February 5, 2018 at 9:15 am

    The pink crackle paper makes all the difference. Makes it look even better than shop bought. Lovely idea and I’m sure it makes a well received gift. #MMBC
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  2. Carol

    February 5, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Very pretty present and can be personalized too!
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  3. Debbie Denyer

    February 5, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Decoupage is so effective isn’t it? My eldest daughter made some decoupage letters for her little sister. She must have only been 4 years old at the time. They look amazing and have lasted really well. Your candy melts look yummy too! #MMBC

  4. Christy

    February 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    This is really nice and seems simple to make. I love a hand crafted gift far more than a shop bought one, especially for dates like Valentine’s Day when it’s all about showing you care. #MMBC
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  5. Mum OverRun. Sarah Aslett

    February 8, 2018 at 9:50 am

    This looks great I’m really impressed! #MMBC

  6. Verily Victoria Vocalises

    February 8, 2018 at 10:45 am

    This looks so beautiful, I love the decoration on the box. So professional, they could be sold in shops. Thank you for hosting #MMBC

  7. renae

    February 10, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Love this as something to make with the kids for their dad. Looks so good.

  8. sharon stanley

    March 23, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I will definitley be giving this a go. I love trying new crafts and have to say this looks totally professional with the added bonus of being personalised.

  9. Tracy Nixon

    October 5, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    What a lovely idea for a Christmas pressie too!

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