Bespoke Anniversary Retro Sweets Gift Box

We are celebrating our six year wedding anniversary this month. It says that traditional gifts for 6th wedding anniversary ate sugar or iron. We decided to get ourselves a wood fire pizza oven (so there’s the iron part!) But I also wanted to do something fun for my husband for the sugar tradition!

As you guys know I have started up my gift business and one of my featured items is bespoke gift boxes. So I thought! What’s better than an anniversary gift box filled retro sweets for my sweetie loving hubby!

I painted my gift box a lovely gold and white with a gold lace trim and personalised the top of the box with Happy Anniversary! I collected a nice bundle of 80s sweets (which I had to sample some myself!).

The sweets will be demolished by my family in the next week but the gift box will be something my husband can use to store items in for the future. And that is the hope of these gift boxes, that once the items inside have been used the actual box can be used over and over again for various things.

Easy DIY Valentine’s Wreath

I’m so excited to share with you how to make this easy DIY Valentine’s wreath!

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I created it this morning in less than two hours, less time than it took to get my toddler to eat his breakfast! 😉

Follow the directions below to make your own romantic wreath!

DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath


• Wreath form

• Glue gun and glue sticks

• Various coloured roses on a vine and individual white flowers and leaves

• Punched hearts (from printed paper)

• Paper Love tag and a gold butterfly

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Step 1.  Get punching!  I punched my paper hearts for this wreath with a heart paper punch and I got my romantic paper from

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Step 2.  I took all the flowers off the flower vine and wound the vine around the outer edge of my circle. Then I positioned my flowers.

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Next, take your individual green leaves and your large roses and position then around the wreath. Intertwining them as you go.

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Next, step back and have a good look at your wreath and make sure you have it the way you want it. Then go in with your paper hearts and your glue gun and stick them where you feel you need to add some more to your wreath or where you feel your wreath needs some love!

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Step 3.  Now your wreath is blooming and beautiful but it needs something to say, LOVE! 

I had bought some tags and glitter butterflies from Hobby Craft last Valentine’s day and decided to incorporate them into the wreath using my trusty glue gun! 

And there you have it! A new Valentine’s wreath for your home! Your friends will think  it took you HOURS! 😉

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Little Village Gifts!

Hello there! I have always been a creative person and now I’m getting a little free time back I thought I would start to experiment with different projects I’ve had going around my head for a while now. So, Little Village Gifts was born! It’s early days yet and I hope to have a website dedicated to my designs very soon but I’ll also post in here from time to time so you can all see what I’m up to!

I’m hoping that my designs and gifts will be loved as much as I have loved creating them. I’m excited for you all to join me on this creative journey!