DIY Heart-Shaped Candy Box Wall Hanging

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Don’t throw away that heart-shaped candy box from Valentine’s Day! Use it to make a beautiful DIY Heart-Shaped Candy Box Wall Hanging.

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For years I’ve thrown these beautiful boxes out and I have to admit I’ve always felt a little guilty about it. But not this year!

I made two different wall hangings using the top and bottom of my candy box. One is a softer blush rose and the other I used moss for St. Patrick’s day. Get the step-by-step instructions and photos below!

The heart-shaped box I’m using has beautiful gold foil sides and a dark brown for the inside box so I didn’t need to cover any of the sides. If your box has writing on the sides or you don’t like the color, consider covering it with a strip of paper, wide ribbon, or even spray paint.

Get creative with it. Use seasonal flowers like gerbera daisies for Fall or tropical flowers for Summer!

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Blush Rose Wall Hanging Instructions:

Supplies

  • A medium to large heart-shaped chocolate box
  • Faux flowers
  • Floral moss
  • Floral foam or styrofoam
  • Ribbon or string to hang (I used twine with wood beads)
  • Scissors (or metal cutters) to cut faux flower stems
  • Hot glue gun
Craft supplies to make the Valentine Candy Box Wall Hanging.
Supplies

Start by poking holes at the top of your box with the tip of your scissors and add a string or ribbon to hang. I chose twine with Beads.

Add a way to hang your Heart Wall Hanging first.
First, add a way to hang your Heart Wall Hanging.

Next hot glue floral foam into the box. Cut the foam down if needed and it should be just slightly shallower than the sides.

Cut and hot glue floral foam to the inside of the heart box.
Glue floral foam to the inside of the box.

Now cut the stems off of your flowers. If the stems on your faux flowers are thick, you may need to use metal cutters. I cut my flower stems as I went. Apply hot glue to the end of each flower stem and push them into the foam. Don’t worry if you have gaps in between flowers or at the edges, that can be filled in by floral moss later!

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Hot glue the tip of each flower stem and push them into the foam.
Hot glue the tip of each flower stem and push them into the foam. Last, finish by hot-gluing floral moss in between the flowers where needed.
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Moss Shamrock Wall Hanging Instructions:

Supplies

  • A medium to large heart-shaped chocolate box
  • Floral moss or a sheet of moss
  • Lightweight cardboard (I used a cereal box) for shamrock
  • Tacky or craft glue
  • White cardstock or poster board to cover up the outside of the box
  • Scissors
  • A paintbrush or foam applicator
  • Mod Podge for fabric
  • Fabric or patterned paper (for background)
  • Ribbon or string to hang (I used twine with wood beads)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Download and print out Shamrock Free Printable

Start by adding a string to hang your Shamrock Wall Hanging.

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Poke a hole in the top of the box and add a sting to hang it.

Next, download and print the Shamrock Free Printable in the supplies list above. Use this as a template to cut a shamrock out of lightweight cardboard then cover it with tacky or craft glue. Press loose or sheet moss into the glue. Add more moss as needed then cut the excess around the edges to finish.

Use Tacky glue of craft flue to glue loose floral moss to the cardboard shamrock cut out or use a sheet of moss.
Use Tacky glue of craft flue to glue loose floral moss to the cardboard shamrock cut out or use sheet moss.

If needed, cut a piece of white cardstock or poster board to cover your heart box. I was using fabric and I could see through to the wording on the box. You may not need to do this step if you are using patterned paper.

Use your box as a template to cut fabric and white cardstock to cover or patterned paper.
Use your box as a template to cut fabric, white cardstock to cover the heart-shaped box or patterned paper.

Apply Mod Podge to your box to glue down the background paper/fabric. I used Mod Podge for Fabric and I also added a coat over the fabric to seal it.

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Next apply mod podge to your box to glue down background paper. I used Mod Podge for fabric since I was using fabric. I also added a coat over the fabric to finish.
Apply Mod Podge for Fabric to your box to glue down the background paper/fabric.

When dry, finish it all up by hot gluing the shamrock, ribbon, and any other embellishments on.

Finish by hot gluing the shamrock, ribbon and any other embellishments on.
Hot glue embellishments on.
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