It’s officially February!! Can you feel the love in the air 😍😍 LOL. For real though, we know why we all love this holiday, CANDY! So you can guess that that’s what this DIY includes today. I wanted to take the idea of the candy gram and run wild with it. Who doesn’t like to receive surprise sweets any day of the year! At first I was thinking to put a helium heart-shaped balloon inside, but unfortunately, you cannot add helium to a 6-inch balloon. So plan B, an adorable paper spring :). I mean, if you really wanted to, you could put this DIY on steroids, use a large box, large helium heart balloon, and tons of full-size candy and boxes of chocolate inside. It would be pretty insane 😎. Omg if you do that, please. Send. Pictures!!!!
Okay, let’s get started. Supplies you will need for this DIY are:
- 2 – 8.5 x 11 sheets of cardstock
- hot glue gun
- small box
- 6-inch heart shaped balloon
- You want to start off by making your paper spring for the balloon. To do this, cut your cardstock into 6 strips lengthwise. Once you have your strips, attach two of them together at the corners to form an “L” with a glue gun. Next, fold the strips of paper over each other, alternating between the strips. I know right now you might be like,😐 I know I am!😂 Which is why I found this video for you to help show what I mean: How to Make a Paper Spring
- When making your spring, you want to make it so that once it is in the box compacted all the way, and your balloon is attached, the balloon sticks out of the box about an inch or two (image shown below). This way, the balloon has pressure towards the lid of the box and when someone goes to open it, it will be sure to jump out. To make your spring longer, continue to add strips of paper to the ends of the existing pieces with your glue gun.
- Once your spring is finished, add a dollop of hot glue and attach it to the bottom of the box, in the middle.
- After attaching the spring to the box, add another dollop of glue to the top of the spring for the balloon. Press the end of the balloon onto the spring, being careful to not get hot glue on the inflated portion.
- Once you attach the balloon and the glue has dried, you can now add the candy! When you are filling the box with candy, do not let the candy sit higher than the spring in your box. This way, it doesn’t interfere with the balloon.
That’s it! This super fun and easy DIY is a great gift for your Valentine, friends, neighbours, coworkers, ..the list goes on! How fun would it be to receive a surprise like this! I hope you guys have fun creating and giving this DIY. Keep me posted on your Valentine’s Day DIY in the comments below or by using the hashtag #ohsomonaDIY.