Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dressed Up Chocolate

Adding your own finishing touches to store-bought chocolates is a great way to personalise a Valentine's Day gift for your special someone. And while the typical style of Valentine's decorations involve hearts and pink, this great tutorial from How-Tuesday will show you how to 'dress' up your gift in a more suitably masculine manner.

  • Cardstock
  • Bone folder
  • Ruler
  • Candy
  • Waxed thread or glue
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon
1.  Pleats: Starting with a 1” center, use a bone folder and ruler to score lines on the cardstock at 1/4” and 1/2” alternately. Accordion fold the paper to create a tuxedo belly band.
2.  Sleeve cuff: Cut a piece of cardstock 1” longer than your bottle. Draw buttonhole lines, and cut a rounded corner. Use waxed twine or glue to “sew” buttons to cuff.

3.  Shirtfront: Thread buttons onto waxed twine and wrap around box.

4.  Bowtie: Give ribbon the dapper look with a fashionable treatment.

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