I don't usually go crazy over Valentine's Day gifts. However, this year I am on vacation with my husband and his family, so I decided to make a little gift for everyone. Thankfully, I thought of this before we left, so it gave me time to make sure it fit the following criteria:
- The items would have to be small since it needed to fit in my luggage, which was already overflowing with my daughter's stuff as well as mine.
- The item had to be able to withstand the cold of flying, and the heat of the tropics - chocolate was OUT.
- It had to be simple and appropriate for both males and females ranging from mid-20s to mid-50s
I quickly whipped up five little hearts in some pink crochet thread:
They were cute, but obviously I was looking for a little something more. I started looking around on Pinterest and found a pin filled with cute boxes folded out of craft paper. After a quick internet search, I came across a box that was simple enough for a beginner to make, but still somewhat fancy. Sadly I lost the link, otherwise I would post it. I could then fill the boxes with those conversation hearts which are a lot harder to melt than chocolate! (The best part? Walmart had a five pack for just a dollar!)
First I printed and cut out the template from the internet. I picked a few fun sheets of craft paper and traced the outline on the back:
After cutting them out, I tried my hand at "scoring" the backs so that they folded neater. However, this pattern was simple enough I probably could have just used a straight edge to fold them.
And here is the final result!
The best part is, I was able to flatten the boxes down and tuck them in a book to be assembled once we arrive!