I got one of the bazillion boxes of chocolates we got over the holidays:
This particular box I decided to use has 16 spaces for chocolate, so my countdown will be for the 16 days before V-Day. Your box might have more or less spaces, so adjust accordingly.
First, I cut some strips of Valentine-ish strips of paper and distressed the edges just a bit.
(I cut some to cover the sides of the box too)
I put a thin layer of Mod-Podge on the top and sides of the box, placed the strips over the Mod Podge and let it dry. When it was dry, I put a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top of the paper.
For the next step, there are 2 options.
Option 1: I printed some fun Valentine activites off my computer and originally planned to cut the ideas in strips and fold them up, just sticking them in each slot where the chocolate once was. Here is the paper I printed out for this, and below it is one you can download if you want to do this option:
Valentine Choc Box Ideas
Option 2 is just a bit more creative than that!
I had these glass marbles just sitting around as left-overs from making some magnets a year ago, so tonight I thought I would put them to good use!
I re-formatted the Valentine activities so that they were only 1 inch wide and would fit on the glass marbles. Here is a copy of that document if you want to use it.
Valentine Choc Box Ideas Small
I cut each activity out and made sure it would fit on the marble.