Valentine's Day Proposal Box | Redo It Yourself Inspirations : Valentine's Day Proposal Box

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Valentine's Day Proposal Box



I love romance. To me Valentine's Day is for love sick couples and a perfect day to pop that big question. I could come up with hundreds of ways to make "marry me" exciting. It just tickles me to pieces when a groom asks his bride to be to marry him on February 14th. I think I've shed more tears during proposals than I've stubbed my toes. 

One way is to give a box of chocolates with the ring inside. 



Sometimes those chocolate boxes need a little boost of "pretty" if holding an incredible question and a hefty piece of jewelry. So I decided to craft one for inspiration. 

It starts with the heart shaped box of chocolates. 


And some free printouts I designed on PicMonkey: 



(Save image to print one.)

(Save image to print one.) 

(Save image to print three.) 


Using the inside chocolate cover, trace and cut out two each of the  "I love you" prints and of the one, "my wife". (They will be glued onto the cover and to the inside of the top lid.) 




Using the top outside of the lid, trace and cut out the heart for "Will you be" print and one "I love you" print to cover the top and the bottom of the heart box. 



A small piece of gold ribbon will be glued in to become a lift handle. (Just about 1" cut to be folded and glued in with a basic glue stick.)




Front: 


Back: 

Gold bias tape...



is glued around the lid edge to dress it up. 


Then glued on the "Will you be" printed heart on the top. 



Apply more glue stick around the outside to add more bias tape around the heart box.



I unfolded the tape to widen it to fit the height of the lid. 



 Then tied a bow. 


The "I love you" printed heart, 


 is glued into the inside of the lid. 


Then apply glue to the bottom of the box and apply the printed "I love you". 



More bias tape is glued on the edges of the bottom half of the box. 


A piece of wire embedded ribbon rolled together...


makes a pretty nest to hold the ring. 



And there you have it. Instead of "Will you be... my Valentine", it's a surprise proposal! 






What was your marriage proposal like? OR, what do you plan to do? I love hearing about them! 


38 comments:

  1. What a fabulous proposal idea, the hand made gift box would be treasured all the more and you could always put in earrings instead if you've already married your valentine :o)

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  2. the pinterested parentFebruary 7, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    Oh my goodness. This is the sweetest thing. I love this idea. My husband proposed to me in public, the day before Valentine's Day. He got down on his knee at the first place that he told me that he loved me. Thank you for linking up with us at Sunday's Best Link up. We hope to see you again next week.

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  3. I confess, I have a large chocolate heart box that I keep jewelry in. So your idea is fabulous! Especially if the pieces are from the groom throughout the years. :)

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  4. I'm tearing up.
    How sweet he asked you where those 3 words were spoken! I love special moments and so happy you shared yours. Thank you! <3

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  5. ohhh neat idea! I would say yes! :)

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  6. This is such a sweet idea and project for the would be proposer! Love it!

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  7. Stopping by from Sunday's Best linkup. Clever idea for the hopeful groom to be. Thanks for sharing, your ideas are truly inspirational.

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  8. very beautiful and cute. really shows you put effort and time into it.

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  9. This is just lovely! What an awesome idea! My husband's proposal was sweet and simple, but certainly special more from the words he said than from the gesture. I love hearing about romantic proposals, too! Thanks for sharing this on the Spring Craft Blog Hop. Sharing!

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  10. At first it reminded me of when I was little and Mom and Dad would craft hearts to give us. Then as I read, I could see how incredible this is. It should go viral on HomeTalk or somewhere! I pinned of course. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  11. This is such a beautiful, and sweet idea! No pun intended ;) Don't know what woman wouldn't love to receive this!
    I would love if you shared this at my 14 Days of Valentine Craft Link Up - http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/02/14-days-of-valentine-inspired-craft.html

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you for being such a kind hostess! :)

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  13. Thanks, Karen! I think proposals are so romantic.

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  14. Awww! I love proposals. So glad yours was so special. I bet if I heard it, I would've cried with joy for you both! Thank you, Beverly.

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  15. You are so sweet. I sure wish it would, Sue! These small hearts are what I have always given each of my sons; right down to my youngest, now a tween. I got an extra one this year just to share an idea because I'm a sucker for romantic Valentine proposals. (Bonus: I got to eat the lovely chocolates.) The net news is full of it along with bridal gown reveals. I get all mushy about the sweetness I read and see. :)


    Hope you and hubby have a lovely Valentine's day to celebrate your latest, beautiful accomplishment together! I love your entry/traverse window project!

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  16. What a gorgeous idea....how could you possibly say no!


    My proposal was at sunset at a beach look out. Hubby had been acting nervous all day and I knew something was up. It was kind of a relief when he finally asked, as then he got back to normal...lol.


    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  17. Denyse @ Glitter, Glue &amp; PaintFebruary 10, 2015 at 7:44 AM

    I wouldn't say no after getting a ring like that. :-)


    Such a great idea, Robin! I going to pin that and share...LOVE IT!!

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  18. Shhh! That ring is my gift to myself sometime back. I'm proud of my...
    genuine cubic zirconia. ;)
    Thank you for the pin!

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  19. Awwww, a sunset beach proposal!!! Picture perfect. It must have been beautiful.
    Thank you for stopping by, Catherine! ox

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  20. Amy @ A Cup Full of SassFebruary 10, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    This is such a neat idea!! I love it! And a perfect day to do it! :)

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  21. What a beauty and such a romantic idea! Thank you for sharing at the Motivational Monday Link Party. Hope to see you again Sunday!

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

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  22. Oh that sounds so romantic! I was so excited that I had to look it up. And here is a photo of them in the little African Baptist Church.


    This is where your proposal was... awww! I love it! Thank you for sharing such a sweet moment!

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  23. Thanks so much for hosting and visiting! ox

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  24. I had a giggle when you said you have shed more tears over proposals then stubbed toes! That had never happened to me before until I scrolled through the rest of your post and started seeing the parts to your proposal box. Then I felt a lump in my throat. Then the tears started to well up! True story. Haha! Romance gets to us all in the end! Perhaps it is because I was proposed to in the car park at the chiropractor. So romantic... o_0 lol, I am thankful I was asked though!! Thanks for linking up at Mum-bo Monday!

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  25. What a fun and romantic project that you share this week on Friday Feature!! It turned out great!!!
    Have a great week, Karren Oh My Heartsie Girl!

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  26. Awww! It almost sounds to me that your hubby just couldn't wait for any thought out romantic process. He must have been anxious and wanted to snag you right up! Thank you for sharing your proposal. It sounds so sweet! I'm a sucker for love stories. :)

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  27. Thank you for being such a dear hostess, Karren! Glad you like this idea :)

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  28. Now, how sweet is that! So cute! Thanks for sharing this at Wordless Wednesday last week. We hope to see you again this week!

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  29. I love this!

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