For my boyfriend’s birthday today, instead of a card to go along with his present, I decided to spring for a ‘heart attack box.’ Took a little more time, but it was totally worth it. Basically, I cut out a million hearts of different colors, wrote something nice on each of them, and put them all into a box. In case you want to tackle this project, I’ll show you how I did it.
First thing you need is a box. I found this nifty box at Hobby Lobby.
I wanted to customize the box, so I taped off some lines and painted it white.
Now you need to draw some template hearts. I drew 5 different sized hearts.
Now cut those hearts out!
Time for the fun part: trace & cut as many hearts and your heart desires. ; )
I cut about 30 of each size.
Begin writing your messages! You can write important dates, lyrics from your favorite songs, or simply things you love about the person you’ll be giving the box to.
I’ve been trying to work on my calligraphy recently and this project gave me a lot of practice. I still need more practice, but I think I’ve made some great progress.
I added some navy hearts to the side, and a green bow to the top. If you would like to see how I made the bow, click here!
So next time, instead of a card, send a heart attack! You could even send it through the mail if you put the hearts in a cardboard box and tape it shut.
Caroline : )
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