For Mother’s Day, my sweet son and precious daughter-in-law took me out to lunch on Saturday*, gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a ‘carefully selected’ box of (my favorite flavor, salted caramel!) Moonstruck chocolates.
*You couldn’t PAY me enough to get me to go out to eat ON Mother’s Day!! After working in the restaurant biz for 27 years, I KNOW it’s one of the WORST days to go out to eat.
Oh! And a pair of hand carved salad tongs they bought in Fiji while on their honeymoon in February.
Isn’t this the most beautiful floral arrangements you’ve ever seen! Simple but elegant! The roses are as big ans my fist!! I don’t know what the purple ones are, the buds look a lot like rosebuds. ALL of them are hanging to dry right now so I can save them.
This little box that the chocolates came in was emptied pretty quickly. Much too cute of a box to just toss into the recycle bin. Time for a craft project!
So I wouldn’t need to cover the WHOLE thing, I found some paper that worked well with the gold on the bottom of the box. The paper is actually wrapping paper that I bought on-line, specifically to use for craft projects.
After looking at the photos I took, I realized that the ‘seams’ on the box bottom were VERY noticeable. I probably should have covered the bottom too. Instead I decided to fill the box with some brown paper shred. (but I didn’t get a pic of that.)
I rifled through several different metal charms I had on hand in search of something to decorate the top of the box. Settled upon a pair of gold tome arrows because they worked best with re-using the gold elastic bow.
I love prettying up little boxes like this! I think if I could make a living doing so, I’d spend ALL my time doing this!