DIY Candy Heart: Cute Homemade Valentine’s Day Chocolate Gift

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The good ol’ candy box – a timeless classic Valentine gift, right? But for that special someone, why not elevate the sweetness with a fancier wrap? Here is a cute heart shaped candy box idea – it’s like, ridiculously beautiful and romantic. Perfect for blowing your girl’s mind on Valentine’s Day or making her smile on Women’s Day. You can even surprise your bestie with a candy gift for her birthday. Get crafty and DIY that candy heart! Because, let’s be real, a handmade gift is like the VIP pass to uniqueness and creativity.

Materials Needed for Your Candy Heart Creation:

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  • Wrapping paper
  • Cardboard
  • Scotch tape
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Gift paper
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Candy

Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Candy Heart Gift:

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1. Shape the Heart Base:
• Draw two hearts on cardboard, one upright, the other as a mirrored reflection.
• Connect them with a bridge about two inches apart on the vertical sides.
• Cut along the outer contour, leaving the hearts connected by the bridge.
• Make two folds along the bridge.

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2. Dress Up the Base:
• Adorn the base with red crêpe paper, securing it on the inside with tape.
• Stretch the paper slightly on the outside and trim excess to avoid bulk.

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3. Prepare Candy Filling:
• Cut gift paper into 5.5 in / 14 cm squares.
• Fold each square slightly askew, placing a candy in the center and securing it with tape.
• Roll up the edges around the candy, creating a little package, and tape it up.
• Repeat for all candies, and make a few empty rolls to fill gaps later.

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4. Attach Candy Packages:
• Attach each candy package to the inner side of the cardboard heart.
• Arrange them along the outer edge, letting the corners of the wrapping paper peek out.
• Add double-sided tape to the candy packages and incorporate curls of decorative ribbon.

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5. Final Touch:
• Fold the cardboard, pressing the second heart against the candies.
• Craft a small bow from crêpe paper, enhancing it with decorative ribbon.
• Affix the bow onto your heart using double-sided tape.

And there you have it! Your homemade candy heart gift, all decked out and ready to impress! Now, that’s what I call a sweet masterpiece.