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