I love the idea of celebrating love and that is why I adore Valentine’s Day. I’m not really one for jewelry, flowers or big gifts for Valentine’s Day, but I do enjoy little tokens of love, a little box of candy hearts and maybe a special dinner. And of course I am a fan of anything handmade!
Thank you to Oriental Trading for providing the supplies for this project! All opinions and ideas are my own.
These ceramic heart shaped trinket boxes are perfect for personalizing for your Valentine. They are ready to be painted, decorated with markers, stickers, pretty much whatever you want. I decided to decoupage it with tissue paper hearts and some stamps with paint.
- Ceramic heart trinket boxes
- Tissue paper
- Paint brushes (foam)
- Mod Podge (gloss)
- Valentine’s Love Letter Stamp or Puppy Love Stamp
- Empty stamp pad
Be sure to check out Oriental Trading for all your Valentine’s Day needs!
For the decoupaged tissue paper hearts start by cutting out a bunch hearts out of different colored tissue paper. Make a bunch of different sizes, from big to itty bitty and everything in between. Using the foam brush, paint on a layer or the Mod Podge and start sticking on the hearts, starting with the bigger ones first.
For the top of the box, I tried to cover as much of the white as possible, having the hearts go over the edge. The thinness of the tissue paper gives a fun effect as you layer the hearts, with the little ones on top. Keep adding the Mod Podge to stick the hearts on. Once all the hearts are on, set it aside to let dry. Then do the bottom part of the box.
Once the tissue paper is dry and stuck on, seal with a layer or two of the Mod Podge using the foam brush.
I love the look of the script on the Love Letter Stamp, and it makes the perfect background for this Valentine’s box. Take the empty stamp pad and pour some paint on to it. I used black, but I bet gold would look fantastic. Use a brush to spread the paint around the foam of the stamp pad.
Practice stamping onto scraps of tissue paper a couple of times to find the right amount of paint and pressure to get the look you want. Stamp on to the tissue paper and let dry. Once dry, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge with the foam brush to the lid of the heart box. Be sure to get the glue along the edge of the lid and gently apply tissue paper to the lid and wrap over edge. Apply tissue paper hearts if desired. Let dry.
While that dries, apply a strip of tissue paper to bottom part of box using same technique. Once all is dry, seal with two more coats of Mod Podge using the foam brush. Let dry before use.