Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

life is like a box of chocolates

“Mamma always said, life is like a box of chocolates!” It's a classic line from the movie Forrest Gump, and it's the inspiration for a homemade Valentine's gift!

Step #1:
Quick…go eat all the chocolates in a heart shaped box, so you can make this great gift to give your kids or your husband for Valentine's Day! A little box will do, but if you're feeling ambitious…go for the big box of chocolates!

Step #2:
Simply fill the empty compartments with small snacks, little notes or little trinkets! Here's a complete “how-to” tutorial from my friend at Roots & Wings Co! She filled her heart shaped candy box with all kinds of healthy red snacks for her children like Baby Bel Cheese, red grapes, cherries, baby tomatoes and strawberries! Of course, you can make it personal and fill those compartments with just about anything for a child or a grown-up…

  • Those cute little heart candy's with the sayings on them.
  • m&m's.
  • A piece of jewelry.
  • Heart stickers.
  • A love note!
  • Tickets to an event.
  • A heart shaped eraser.
  • A tiny picture!
  • A key chain.
  • A tiny seashell
  • A magnet
  • Lip Balm
  • A heart shaped charm
  • Walk around your house…I'm sure you'll find some tiny treasures!

Let your imagination fill up that empty box of chocolates!


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