Valentine’s Day and chocolate seem to go hand in hand together. I decided to create a few sweet treats for those who are near and dear to my heart.
Cruising the clearance aisle of TJ Maxx I picked up several packages of foil wrapped Christmas chocolates. You can also find foil wrapped chocolates in your regular candy aisle~ Hershey and Ghirardelli both make the bars. However the price on the Christmas bars was fantastic and they were definitely still good. (I will remain mum on how I know this. :) I then selected some Valentine scrapbooking paper from the Target $1 spot and a few doilies I had on hand.
I carefully removed the Christmas paper wrapping from the chocolate and used it as a cutting guide on the Valentine paper. I then wrapped each bar once with the paper, added a doily and a scrap of red velvet ribbon I had leftover from Christmas. (You could skip the doily and use any other wide ribbon you had on hand.)
From there it was time to embellish with felt hearts and buttons (Martha Stewart~Michaels), crepe paper rosettes, punched paper and a wee bit of Stickles glitter glue.
Here are a few bars that feature simple paper punched shapes. One of the bars has been added to the ever growing stack of Valentine bliss that I will be giving away next Friday.
Some have asked, so I have also added a few new Valentine corsages to my Etsy shop.
For more chocolaty goodness please visit the Metis Linens Blog. I have written a French Friday’s post featuring even more delectable chocolate~ the images truly will make your heart beat faster.
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