Happy Thanksgiving Gratitude Chocolate Gifts

Chances are if you saw me the last two days you received a gratitude chocolate from me. These simple to make chocolate wrappers make a bag of circular dollar tree candy (crisped rice or peppermint patties) into a quick place setting or hand out.

While I handed out a bunch of these chocolates individually to various people with whom I came in contact, this mini football (also found at dollar tree in pack of 2) was the carrier for ones I took to an appointment I had- the office staff is so kind, I like to recognize that!

DIRECTIONS:

1) Using your chocolate, determine the size of the Layering Circle which will be big enough to cover it. This will be your solid circle.

2) Then determine the scalloped die in the Layered Circles framelits which will frame your circle from step one nicely. You will make 2 of these for every 1 of the solid circles (unless you want designs on both sides).

3) Attach your scalloped circles to both sides of your wrapped chocolate using glue dots.

4) Attach solid circle to top of the scalloped circle.

5) Choose your decoration(s). I used the Colorful Seasons leaves, but you could do different colors and definitely make these for ANY OCCASION!  Try snowflakes or hearts,  use punches for flowers, gingerbread, Holly, or a multitude of critters with the fox punch.

6) Teeny Tiny Wishes has a saying for most holidays. I stamped that in Momento ink and punched with a retired label punch ( there are current punches and dies which will also work well- I was in a rush and still love this punch.

7) Add a twine bow with a glue dot, if desired.

That is it! I said they were simple.

And they brought many a smile to unsuspecting people. The guy collecting Goodwill donations gave me the biggest grin when I dropped off a bag of stuff and asked if he’d like a chocolate gift. That doctor’s office is counting the days until my next visit- which happens to be on St. Nicholas day, December 6th.  I’m wondering if they know appointments around holidays mean little gifts? They are excited to see what I come up with next. They smile, I smile. Life is good.

Have a great day!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Until next time…

-Joanne

 

 

A Quick Stocking-Stuffer for the mint lovers on your list

I found these mints at the local grocery store and thought they would make a cute, inexpensive (the package of 3 was just $1.99) stocking-stuffer gift. They are called “Amuse Mints (r)” if anybody wishes to find them.

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The names on the tins helped guide me as I made the wrappers I put on them.  Because the top of this tin is slightly larger than the bottom, that took just a couple minutes longer to get a nice snug fit. They won’t slip out unless you give the tin a little nudge.  You wouldn’t want them falling out as someone reaches in their stocking to pull them out!

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The final dimensions on the wraps themselves are:

  • 5 1/8″x2 15/16″
  • Score @ 3/4″, 1 3/8″, 3 1/8″, 3 3/4″
  • Put your tear tape on the 3/4″ section and attach to 3 3/4″ side (larger side on top and should be flush with the score line-making it look seamless on the outside)
  • If using Designer Series Paper (like the snowman design) cut this to :         1 1/2″x 2 5/8″

The Mint tins are individually wrapped too and simply slide in and out either side of the wraps, with a gentle push.

You can decorate these any way you wish.  I had a few punches lying nearby and quickly made up these three.  I think I’ll be getting more of them to decorate with the Cookie Cutter builder, Owl builder, and Fox builder punches too.–Mints for everybody! 🙂

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While I plan on using these as stocking-stuffer and small just because gifts, these would be great craft fair projects too.

Thanks for looking!

Until next time…

-Joanne