Valentine pretties….

Hello everybody!

Check your calendars…Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  And we have the cutest idea for some unique gift packaging!


I found these mini egg cartons out there in the Interwebs, and alerted Lori to them, so you’ll be seeing them in the store very soon!  Here are some ideas for decorating and filling them.


I very quickly discovered how perfect these are for using up bits and pieces of stash.  Layering on chipboard, wood veneers, ephemera, bows and other “stuff” makes a super quick and easy way to dress up these cartons.


And how stinkin’ cute is it to give the gift of succulent plants in this heart shaped egg carton??  I DIE, I tell you!  And here’s what I’m wondering; if you were to cut the sections apart and plant them intact, I just bet you the material break down in the soil?!


I also found that the cartons take spray paint color really well, so they don’t have to be left white, although, I really like the plain basic way they come.  But c’mon.  GOLD heart shaped egg cartons with macarons inside??  I just died again.


And finally, I learned that the carton material is not too different from water-color paper.  I stamped on the lid, by pressing the stamp to the top and flipping it over so that I was actually pressing the lid onto the stamp.  (Taking care not to let it slip) (too much).  Then I filled in the image with water and dropped color onto it to let the color spread organically.  When the flower was dry, I did the same with the background and sides.


eggs2I don’t doubt these will fly off the shelves once Lori gets them in the store, so if you’re interested, let her know to save some for you.

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