Five delicious treats.
Five fun packaging ideas.
Five ways to say Happy Valentine's Day without spending too much.
Once upon time a I was a Girl Scout. Though sometimes I do not think I had the normal Girl Scout experience. Because we went "camping" we stayed at a ridiculously nice ski lodge. This probably formed the basis of my thoughts on camping: "If it isn't fancy and indoors, I am not interested." But Girl Scout also formed the basis of my thoughts on petit fours: "Delicious, dainty, and reserved for special occasions." Petit fours were always served at our fancier events and I always loved them.
And never ever had them again until last October at Tiffany's for Fashion's Night Out. Delicious, dainty, and reserved for special occasions held true. And since then, I have been looking for proper occasion to try making them myself. Valentine's Day seemed to fit the bill. A little box of petit fours would surely make someone you know happy on Valentine's Day
And my favorite part of this project was that that box is just one of the boxes that monthly Birchbox delivery arrives in. They are seriously the perfect gift boxes and I love reusing them.
What you need for this project
- Petit Fours
- A small box
- Ribbon, paper, stickers, etc. to decorate the box.
Plan of Sweet Attack
First, make the petit fours. I will not lie, they are not easy to make. Well, they are relatively easy until you get to the poured fondant stage and you will wish you had just gone to the bakery and bought some petit fours. Mine are nowhere near perfect but I still think they are cute.
Decorating the box was much easier than making the petit fours. Thank goodness.
Take a sheet of paper and cut it so that it can be centered on the box. (If you are using a Birchbox, the paper should be 4.5 inches wide). Apply an adhesive to the paper and press onto the box lid. Crease edges and tuck onto the bottom of the lid.
Place a sheet of wax paper on the bottom of the box and place the petit fours inside.
Place paper covered lid on the box. I am huge fan of repeatedly wrapping ribbon around a box at different angles and what not. Using adhesive, secure the end of the ribbon on the bottom of the box.
Then wrap the ribbon round and round however you would like.
I added a bit of a sparkle to my box with a little attached attached via a mini clothespin. A perfect petit four box!
Hope you enjoyed all of the Valentine's Day baking and gift ideas this week! What crafty treat do you have planned for your Valentines?