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.

Learning Something New!

As you all know I am in the process of starting up my own business which will feature handmade and personalised items and designs.

Well, for Christmas I got a pyrography kit (wood burning!) and I plan to start using this on my keepsake boxes so I can personalise them and also for bespoke pieces for customers.

I’m so excited to start practicing and perfecting this technique and hope to produce some amazing pieces for you all!

Stay tuned for my first effort shortly!

Heart Art Box Frame

This lovely heart art box frame can be put together with just a few items. It’s a simple way to add a new, eye-catching little piece to your home.

Heart Box Frame – Supplies Needed:

• White box frame (Hobbycraft)

• Loctite Glue

• Dovecraft printed paper (Trimcraft)

• Wooden butterflies (Hobbycraft)

• Scissors

Step 1 –

Gather your supplies and start by cutting out a heart shape on a piece of cardboard. This will be your template.

Step 2 –

Use your heart template and cut out the hearts using different paper. I like it when the patterns on the papers compliment each other but aren’t too matchy matchy. .

Step 3 –

Once you have your heart shapes, arrange them on your white background and see what design you would like to work with. Then start gluing the paper to your background! This is the fun part! Start getting creative! 😊

Step 4 –

Glue on your wooden butterflies (or whatever else you would like) to your picture. I also added some green vine to mine.

Step 5 –

Place your design into your box frame and there you have it! A Valentine’s (or whenever) piece for your home.

Enjoy! 😘

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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