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!
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…