DIY Candy Box Flower Arrangement and Tablescape for Valentine’s Day

Repurpose a candy box to make a heart-shaped flower arrangement and table centerpiece for Valentine’s Day. You’ll find flower longevity tips and additional floral and table inspiration for Valentine’s Day.

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Happy Monday!

I’m joining my blogging friends for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms.

Flower therapy is just what the doctor ordered on a cold winter morning!

You can find my blogging friends’ links to their floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.

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Creating a Valentine’s Day-themed floral arrangement was our common theme

for February’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms.

Warning: Photo heavy post ahead, grab yourself a mug of something warm to drink and settle in!

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Confession time: My name is Mary and I am a hoarder. ;)

I saved a couple of Valentine candy boxes that were metal.

They’re fun to serve up charcuterie, aka, Heart-Cuterie for Valentine’s Day!

'Heart Cuterie', charcuterie for a Valentine's Day, assembled and served in a heart-shaped candy box #valentinesday #charcuterie

I decided they would make festive heart-shaped molds for

flower arrangements using wet floral foam for Valentine’s Day.

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Note: Test your metal boxes to see if they are watertight before beginning.

If your metal boxes leak, line them with plastic or spray the seams with Flex Seal Spray.

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Start by soaking your wet floral foam in water, or water mixed with floral preservative

to prolong the life of the flowers.

Tip: When using wet floral foam, use the “float soak” method

and place your floral foam brick on top of the water.

Let the floral foam gradually absorb the water until it’s fully saturated (it will only take a minute).

Plunging the floral foam in the water traps air bubbles and will prohibit

 the transfer of water from the foam to the flower stems.

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I sliced the foam bricks in half horizontally and then pieced the foam together to fill the candy boxes.

Floral foam is super easy to cut when wet and you can slice right through it with a butter knife.

I beveled the edges of the foam after filling the tins so the floral foam

would be less visible from the sides of the containers.

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Now the candy boxes are ready to fill with flowers!

I picked up some spray roses and Charmelia from the grocery store, separating the individual blooms.

Cut the stems down so they’re short and just the heads of the flowers and blooms are visible.

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I started in the middle of the floral foam and worked my way out. . .

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The larger candy tin was approximately 10 x 10-inches and took

two bundles of Charmelia and two bundles of spray roses to fill.

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‘Charmelia’ means “charming beauty,” and is a relatively new introduction to the flower market.

It has up to 20 blooms per stem and a long-lasting vase life.

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For the smaller heart, which is approximately 6 x 6-inches,

I used three bundles of red carnations.

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 I sprayed both arrangements with Crowning Glory, an anti-transpirant spray that seals in moisture

and prolongs the life of your flowers.

It dries to a clear finish in 30 minutes to an hour, depending on temperature and humidity.

It leaves no residue and is safe to use on all flower types.

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Crowning Glory is a game changer as far as extending the life of your flowers.

I’ve had flowers arrangements last for two weeks after spraying!

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The heart-shaped flower arrangements were placed on a vintage plate and cake pedestal

as a table centerpiece by our Winter Nesting Tree.

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A cut lace runner is layered on top of a plaid throw,

serving as a tablecloth and providing a warm, cozy layer.

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Pink Bristol by Crown Ducal belonged to my hubby’s grandmother

and is a favorite pattern to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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Vintage-inspired Valentines top the plates and a scattered down the length of the runner.

Be Mine

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Pewter napkin rings pair silver overlay and white beaded napkins. .  .

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Red beaded placemats provide some festive sparkle

joining more red in goblets and flatware on the table.

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Strawberry-Filled Love Letter Pie for Valentine's Day | © #valentinesday #galentine #dessert #minipie #recipe

Help yourself to a Strawberry-Filled Love Letter Pie, HERE.

Quick and easy to make for your family, sweetheart or Galentines.

Enoch Woods English Scenery Woodsware and vintage-inspired Valentine | © #valentinesday #galentine #tablescape #tablesetting #flowers #DIY

Table Details:

Vintage Plates / Crown Ducal Pink Bristol, Enoch Woods English Scenery Woodsware

Plaid Throw / HomeGoods

Red Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Red Beaded Placemats / Kohl’s several years ago

Flatware / Hampton Forge, San Remo, Horchow, several years ago

White Cutwork Runner / HomeGoods, several years ago, used HERE

Napkins / Pier 1

Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Vintage-inspired Valentines / Amazon, no longer available

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Visit my flower friends to see their Valentine’s Day floral inspiration:

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Pam at Everyday Living

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  27 comments for “DIY Candy Box Flower Arrangement and Tablescape for Valentine’s Day

  1. Myrna
    February 6, 2023 at 6:28 am

    Hi Mary. Welcome to Hoarders Anonymous.
    Are you in the right group!
    Creative as usual.

  2. February 6, 2023 at 7:07 am

    Good morning, Mary. The metal Valentine candy boxes are perfect to hold beautiful flowers, and a creative idea! Both arrangements are gorgeous. I have yet to see Charmelia in the grocery stores around here, it is so pretty mixed in with spray roses. The cut lace runner adds a lovely foundation for your heart flower boxes and the plaid throw gives a cozy and warm feel. Pink Bristol is a charming pattern and I know you cherish the dishes handed down from your hubby’s grandmother. Mary, your tablesetting next to the winter nesting tree is magical and romantic…perfect for Valentine’s Day ♥️

    It is always a pleasure to join you for flower therapy and to have a seat at one of your stunning tables. Wishing you a joy-filled week♥️

  3. Dorinda Selke
    February 6, 2023 at 8:37 am

    Hi Mary – what a beautiful and ingenious way to centerpiece a table for Valentines Day or Mother’s Day/bridal shower or baby shower etc. plus you’re recycling as well. I will definitely use this idea. Hugs, Dorinda

  4. February 6, 2023 at 8:42 am

    Oh Mary these heart flower creations are so pretty!!! What a fabulous idea, and detailed tutorial! Your table for two is beautiful, sigh…I love the vintage Valentines and your husband’s grandmother’s china ❤️

  5. Rita C.
    February 6, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Wow, Mary, those are stunning! And another beautiful tablescape, to boot. I had to laugh when I read about flex seal. I don’t know what’s in it, but it works like magic. I learned first-hand, after reading your post of a summer storm damage. I used it last summer and it really does work!

  6. Clara
    February 6, 2023 at 8:57 am

    The candy boxes are beautiful, Mary! Your Valentine’s tablescape is gorgeous with the winter tree in the background along with your pretty plates, beaded chargers, and napkin rings. I must confess that I too, am a hoarder! It’s fun to shop your house and rediscover items to repurpose. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea! Happy Monday! Clara❤️

  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    February 6, 2023 at 9:23 am

    Mary, the floral candy boxes are gorgeous! I have to confess, I’m a hoarder too…especially when it comes to dishes. The antique china is so pretty and perfect for a Valentine’s Day celebration. The vintage cards add such a lovely touch. Everything is just stunning! I always appreciate all the helpful tips you share. You got me started using the Crowning Glory, and it works wonderfully! Happy Monday!

  8. Ruthie Miller
    February 6, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Brilliant idea with the candy box. I love it!!

  9. Pamela
    February 6, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Hi Mary, my nam is Pamela and I’m a hoarder too ;) I save tins but never had a heart shaped one. Lovely arrangements and exquisite table setting for a special day. particularly fond of layering the white, cut lace over the plaid throw, Feels like Scotland. Always look forward to this series.

  10. February 6, 2023 at 10:24 am

    Mary, your candy heart arrangements are so lovely! Just perfect for Valentine’s Day, such a sweet idea. I’ve not seen the charmelias around here yet, they remind me of alstroemerias. Your table is a delight, I love your inherited family transferware plates, the romantic and cozy feeling of your setting. It’s always a delight to take a seat at your table, especially for Love’s Own Day, dear friend. Happy Monday Morning Blooms! Xo Lidy

  11. Barbara
    February 6, 2023 at 10:42 am

    So many, many wonderful table ideas, as always. But I respectfully suggest that using plastic floral foam is no way to love our planet. You have creativity enough to go with other fabulous ways to decorate tables than harm our world.

  12. Anne
    February 6, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Everything you create is EXQUISITE! This Valentine table is gorgeous. The candy box Valentine flower arrangement is beyond beautiful. I love it!

  13. Linda L Hovgaard
    February 6, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    It’s all about love and I just love everything about your Floral Candy Boxes and Valentine tablescape! As always, beautifully done Mary! I just can’t get over how you create all the beauty and love you send our way through your posts! Thank you from the bottom to the top of my heart!

  14. Bonnie Morgan
    February 6, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    I’m swooning over your candy heart tins full of beautiful flowers. I love the Charmelia and spray roses in the larger tin. The smaller heart full of red carnations is so pretty also. Your plate stack is lovely and I especially like the lacy table runner. The plaid throw sets off your vintage plates perfectly. I love both white chargers on the red beaded placemat. Vintage valentine cards are especially charming.
    Your strawberry filled love letter pie is the piece de resistance! I have forgotten how to do the french accent marks.LOL!
    I’m going to be thinking about your pastry all day!

  15. February 6, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    I know that we are both hoarders, Mary, but we use our hoard! I remember that darling heart charcuterie from last year, and this floral idea is so pretty!! You come up with such great ideas and your table looks exquisite. Your hubby’s grandma’s dishes are one of my (many) favorites. It’s so nice that you were gifted with those treasures. Thank you for your so many wonderful ideas! ❤️

  16. February 6, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Beautiful and Brilliant as always, Mary! You are so creative and talented! Thanks for such lovely inspiration, and for the tip on how to soak the foam. I’m pretty sure you’ve mentioned that before, but my memory can use all the reminders it can get! :) Great to know about the spray too. Hope you have a lovely week!

  17. February 6, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Mary, what fun ideas with the candy boxes. I’m definitely a hoarder. It’s amazing how many heart shaped things I have. I need to purge! Love the flower centerpiece, but my favorite is the charcuterie box. Brilliant!
    In love with your beautiful family pieces of Pink Bristol by Crown Ducal. How wonderful to have these beauties from your husband’s grandmother. Very special! Also smitten with the love letter hand pie. I made some years ago, but mine were not as cute as yours.
    A+++ on this Valentine Table!

  18. February 6, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Very pretty and very creative! Thanks for the tip on the floral foam!!! 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🥂

  19. February 6, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    What a coincidence, I just stumbled upon my stash/hoard of old heart-shaped candy boxes including a few metal ones! Was trying to figure out what to do with them.

  20. Donna Milazzo
    February 6, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    Mary, I have Pinned many tablescapes, but yours are my faves! What great ideas for re-using those metal valentine chocolate tins. Now I wish I had kept some!!

  21. February 6, 2023 at 10:40 pm

    What a beautiful centerpiece made from the candy heart tin. Your Pink Bristol is a lovely pattern and it’s special as it’s from your husband’s grandmother! I enjoy seeing the vintage cards on your table they make it all come together. Perfectly perfect!
    Happy week to you!

    • Cyndi Raines
      February 7, 2023 at 1:21 pm

      Oh Mary your are so smart and so talented! What a great idea! I have saved a Valentine candy box or two but they’re not metal. However, it did get me thinking….I have a cake pan that is heart shaped and could possibly be substituted! Love that darling envelope pastry! Will go back and read how you did that! Hoarding isn’t bad especially if you use all your items, lol. I’m so glad I saved Valentine’s from my sweetheart. I have them displayed on my mantel and I still feel his love and miss him very day! So thankful for our 30 years together!

  22. February 7, 2023 at 9:52 am

    So ❤❤❤ your flower boxes, now you are going to have me searching for metal candy boxes! I can’t believe how long your flowers lasted too, something I should indeed look in to. Thanks for all the beauty you share.

  23. February 10, 2023 at 9:56 am

    Mary, I love your heart shaped flowers no charcuterie. I plan on making a dessert one for the Cloggers. The flowers are gorgeous. Thank for the tip about Crowing Glory. How special to have your husband’s grandmother’s Pink Bristol by Crown Ducal plates. Such a beautiful table. Happy weekend.

  24. Debbie Jones
    February 10, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    I have not recieved an email from you in the longest time. I even resubscribed and still have not recieved anything.nothing has changed on my end. I miss your blogs!

    • February 10, 2023 at 5:01 pm

      Hi Debbie, I just checked and saw that your email subscription status is “active”. Maybe check your spam folder or any new security settings in your email service. I hope you are well and can get it resolved, I miss your visits. :) ♥

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