Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Chocolate Money Decoration

Before Christmas is totally forgotten about, here are the chocolate coin decorations I made this year.  They were very popular at school fairs and one teacher put in an order for her class.

I've seen similar things done with chocolate mints but I used chocolate coins - Thorntons coins were the best ones to use as they were all the same size but I also used Cadburys (a bit more expensive but I have to say they were also a bit yummier).

I glue gunned a 10cm piece of curling ribbon to one coin, then glue gunned the 2 coins together (the glue cools instantly so it doesn't melt the chocolate).  I then mounted a stamped image onto a scalloped circle (make 2 of these - one each for front & back).  I then attached the scallops onto the coins with a craft dot, and voila .... as Nigella would say, "how easy was that!"

Happy Crafting
Suze x

Monday, 6 December 2010

Money Wallet

Here is a slight twist on a money wallet.  I've made it deep enough to hold a chocolate bar (it will contain a 'penny' too!!)  My photography skills aren't that great but I've finished this one off with glitter and stickles so I can enter it into the free 'sparkly' draw over at Simply Create.

and here are some more ...

they're quick and fun to make and can be personalised for each child.

Happy Crafting
Suze x

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Three Kings Box

I found the template for this box on Waltzingmouse's blog.  It's a bit fiddly to do but okay if you're only making a few boxes.   I have adjusted the length of it slightly to that I could fit a miniature bottle of spirits inside.  I tied on the labels with raffia which I think is a bit more 'manly' than ribbon!

Stamped image is from Inkadinkado's Christmas Characters.

Happy Crafting
Suze x