Thursday, January 23, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner.
I hope your week is going well for you.  Mine hasn't gone exactly as planned (does it ever?) but that's okay.  My painting is still a "work in progress", but I promised myself before I started this project that I would not get myself in a tizzy (southern phrase) about it. It will get done when it gets done!

So, in the midst of all the painting mess and chaos I did manage to come up with a cute little Valentine's Day gift for someone special.  I came across this fun little boxed set of Valentine's candles at Michael's a few day ago.  The candles are cute as can be, but the box was plain Jane.  Simple clear box with a sad, skinny little bow on top (I should have taken a before photo).  Knowing that the plain packaging just would not do, I pulled out some of my My Craft Spot goodies and took care of the situation....

These little candles are just so sweet!

So, here's how I dressed up the gift box:
* I used the Ribbon Banners Straight Die Set for the banner along the bottom part of my box.  The sentiment is from the Banner Sentiments Stamp Set.  I added a couple of Enamel dots on each side of my banner.

* Next, I wrapped some pretty sheer ribbon in teal around the box.  Kimberly's Bow - Small Die Set was perfect to create this sweet bow for the top of my box.
* I added a couple of hearts cut with the Heart Border Die Set on each side of the bow and a sprinkle of sequins in Tinkled Pink.

Like I said, I really wish I had taken a before photo - but you will just have to take my word that this version is much better!

Well I guess I better get back to work in my messy, messy room!  But, before I let you go, I wanted to remind you that you still have time to play along with the Sketch Challenge going on over at My Craft Spot.  It's a great sketch and Kimberly has the ultra-cute stamp set Stamping All Around Spring 2 for this week's winner!  I hope to see your project linked up with us soon!

As always, thanks so much for stopping in for a visit. I'll be back Saturday with another sweet My Craft Spot project to share with you!

Until next time,


  1. You decorated it so beautifully!! It looks amazing!! What a great gift this is!! I love the bow!! Someone will be very luck to get this!! Have a great evening my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. What a cute Tanya! You dressed it up just adorable! I love the sheer ribbon, awesome bow and fun little sequins! So fun...anyone would love to receive this!!

    Good luck with the painting....I am SURE it will look fabulous when you are done!! Can't wait to see it-hope you share pic's!
    Sherrie K

  3. This is adorable, Tanya. When I first saw the candles I thought they were "peeps". So bright and cute. Hope you finish your room in record time so you can get back to important things, like playing. lol

  4. What a great way to spruce up the plain packaging!! Looks adorable

  5. So cute Tanya! Have a "tizzy free" weekend. ;)

  6. Very Beautiful....LOVE it!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  7. This is wonderful - what a great little gift - love it. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. I'm always in a "Tizzy" when it comes to my work! I should really just let things go.... But I can't! :o) But I'm glad that you can and things will get better by the weekend Tanya! I'm so sure of it! And your adorable project tells me you'll be done paintin' in noooo time! It really is CUTE!! I like those candles and I'm sure the packaging was awful before you turned it into something special as always!! Try and have a great weekend! :O)

  9. This is Awesome I love it so beautiful. I don't know I am always in a Tizzy especially when things don't go my way..LOL. Hope you have a great weekend my friend.

  10. What a GREAT idea to dress up your gift! You did an awesome job with it too!!!
    LOVE the bow and sentiment!!!
    Thanks for sharing and hope your weekend is a great one!!!

  11. Oh my Tanya ~ this turned out so darn CUTE!! I HATE when they stick cute things in a plain box/container! Hello that is why we are her to save those poor things! Well maybe you not me! Anyway CUTE treat box and oh my sweet friend your posts always make me laugh and smile! ALWAYS!

  12. Cute, cute, cute. Who ever receives this will be very happy. I have been working in my craft room for weeks now and still not finished. lol
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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