Friday, 21 January 2011

2 quick & easy Valentines treats

I seem to be on a roll with valentines themed items this week!. These are 2 really simple and quick treats you could make. They take no time at all the card box looks really well made and could be used as a favour box or for anytime of the year. First up is a chocolate guitar....


 
I made this using this mould which i bought from poundland they probably have them at other bargain/thrift stores
I melted dark chocolate over a pan of hot water and then poured it into the mould.  You really should temper your chocolate but as this is just a trial i was being lazy!.  Once i had filled the mould i popped itr in the fridge to set.  i then made a header using picnik.  Once the chocolate had set i removed it from the mould and popped it in a cellophane bag.  Then added the header i had made and thats it.  if anyone wants a copy of the header i designed just send me an e-mail and i'll get a copy to you.

 This next set is another quick and easy project and so versatile you could make them for any occasion.  I used these fab instructions over on Esmers blog to make the box.  One piece of A4 card will make 2 boxes.  She has some fab makes on her blog so pop over and take a peek.
 I decorated the box with ribbon and a wooden heart that was from a pack of 10 from tesco at Christmas.  i have to say they really do look professional when done and you would think they were bought in a shop (even with my rubbish handywork!).  i have also made handmade chocs to go inside using chocolate moulds bought from poundland and then melted chocolate as above.  Remember if you are making them temper your chocolate otherwise it may start to melt once handled.

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5 comments:

  1. I just made one of these boxes in white cardstock - too tired to hunt around for scrapbook paper. It came out great!! I'm so happy to have learned this. Thanks, Linda

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  2. Hi, come over to my blog and see that I have awarded you a 'Stylish Blogger Award'. Thanks for being so stylish!!

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  3. Thanks for all the cute Valentine's ideas!!

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  4. What a fab idea! I've never thought of trying Poundland for things like these moulds and they're so expensive in Hobbycraft or Lakeland.

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