Sunday, January 22, 2017

Je T'aime, Valentine

Bonjour, mes amies! Lauren here, with a Valentine gift idea that could work at any time of year, really. I started with an inexpensive papier mache box and a heart punch, added lots of fun Eyelet Outlet embellishments-- including my beloved Eiffel Tower Brads-- and here's what I came up with:

I do love banners! They are easy and fun to make, and can be adapted to literally any occasion. For this one I punched medium sized hearts and tiny circles, then got right to the FUN PART: embellishing! In addition to Eiffel Tower Brads, I've got some Star BradsSwirl BlingPaper Flowers and Heart-Shaped Pearls.

My favorite Paris Love Washi solved the biggest problem I've had in the past when decorating little boxes: how to neatly cover the edge of the lid? Washi is not only the perfect size for this job, it's also self-adhesive! I added a band of Skinny Hearts Washi to the bottom of the box, as well.

I wanted the top of the box to coordinate with the banner, so I used the same elements, again--Eiffel Tower BradsSwirl Bling and Paper Flowers --but made them a little more prominent, to suit the size and shape of the lid.

One of the things I like about this idea is its flexibility. Whether your Valentine loves ItalyDinosaursSports or GardeningEyelet Outlet has a brad for that!

I hope you'll be inspired to make something extra special for your Valentine this year!

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  1. The banner and the hear box is gorgeous, love those eifel tower brads and the washi tape and the bling. wow you put this together "awesomely"

  2. So pretty! Great banner design and love the paper!

  3. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Colours are beautiful!

  4. Lauren, this is awesome. So classic!