As I said in Tuesday's Post, I made chocolates again this year. Actually I'm still in the process of making them - I have the ganache made and in my freezer as I used all my chocolate to make the ganache. However, once I get them made, I will be giving some away some to friends/neighbors. I wanted to make the presentation a little more special so I decided to make a heart box. The photos below are of my rough draft (made with paper I did not have any attachment to and has lines, etc on it. The finished product is at the end, of course I still need to add the chocolates once I get them dipped in chocolate!
Just as a warning, I'm not that great at describing crafting projects, so look at the pictures if you are confused!
You'll need 4 hearts cut out of paper. You'll also need 4 strips of paper 1-1/2" thick (you'll need the strips long enough to fit around half of the heart). Flip 1/4" of each paper strip and cut to the fold line. Make each cut 1/8" to 1/4" apart - this will help get the strip around the heart. At either end of two of the strips, make a flap to attach the two strips together. Use a glue stick and press down the strip of paper. Be sure to leave about a 1/8-1/4" lip on the outside (or you can glue another heart onto the top that is larger). Glue the flap to the other side of paper.
You'll need make two hearts - one for the bottom and one for the top.
Now for getting the inside to look great - simply place one of the cut out hearts into the inside of the heart - simply glue it down.
Of course it definitely looks better when it is completed and using better colors...
Here is the view inside the top and bottom of the heart.
Won't this look wonderful full of chocolates.
Decorate any way you wish - I am going to make it using patterned strips next time.
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