Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tip #324: Make your Retail Display Pop this Valentine's Day with a Giant Heart-Shaped Chocolate Box

Pictured: Heart Balloon Mosaic™, The Creative Heart Studio
Looking to make your retail display pop this Valentine’s Day? There’s no doubt a giant heart-shaped box of chocolates, like the one pictured above, will turn heads and even inspire some shopper selfies. But the best part is, you can make it yourself!

With the following materials, you're sure to melt the hearts of all who enter your retail shop and follow you on social media (since you’ll definitely want to post this beauty on all your social media platforms).

  • (2) 40” x 60” Foam boards
  • (13-15) 11” Brown balloons
  • 12” x 18” Sheets of craft foam for decorations
  • Balloon pump
  • X-ACTO knife
  • Scissors
  • Metal ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Hot glue gun (low temperature setting for balloons)
  • Glue sticks
Get crafty, no matter your skill level, with a free video tutorial and digital template for the "Heart Balloon Mosaic™" (pictured above) at thecreativeheartstudio.com. Lilly Jimenez is the founder of The Creative Heart Studio, creator of Balloon Mosaic™ and finalist on season two of NBC’s craft competition show, Making It.
RCI members and friends: Save 20% on digital template with the code “CONFECTION20” through March 31, 2020.

    Make it POP in 2020! We want to see your Valentine’s Day displays in your retail shop. Share photos on RCI’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/RetailConfectioners.

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