This year I dressed up our Christmas tree with some new ribbon that I was able to get really cheap at a craft store. As we finished decorating the tree, my husband asked if he should throw away the empty ribbon spool, he's learned that I like to recycle things. Good boy! So this spool has been sitting around the house and I've been wondering what to do with it.
As soon as I saw the brand new (just released today) Valentine Retrospect kit by Quirky Twerp, I knew what I wanted to do with that spool..... Turn it into an awesome Valentine box!
It all started out as this plain old empty spool.
I ran some lace around the edge of the top and the base of the box. I also decorated the top with roses I made from the Sugar Blossom paper pack. You can see a tutorial for making the roses at this post.
The heart accent is an element in the Valentine Retrospect kit. I cut it out and edged it with some Doodlebug Sugar Coating Glitter. The leaves are Prima and the rhinestones are Zva.