Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Few Treats

I've been working on a few treats that I'd like to share with you. First up are little chocolate mummies. My uber talented friend Barb, created some fabulous samples for The Angel Company which are showcased on the website. One of your samples gave me the idea to wrap crepe paper around small Hershey bars and glue small eyes on them. I made quite a few and will be giving them away at the Diva Crop here in Topeka on Saturday, October 24th. I'll have a booth there selling goodies, doing a FREE make n take and tons of samples and inspiration. If you are in town stop by - I'd love to see you and one of these mummies would love to go home with you!

TAC has the PERFECT stamp set to go with these cuties but I haven't made my sign up yet. You can see the set though, Bone Appetit on my online store here! The mummies are easy to make and easy on the pocket book as well. I used one & half rolls of crepe paper which I picked up at the dollar store. The eyes are a bulk package from JoAnn's for $2.99. I bought one large bag and one small bag of Hershey bars. I used most of those but some got grabbed by the 'ol hubby and daughter - they LOVE sweets so I have to hide stuff. Well I didn't get them hidden quick enough!! I have eyes left though so I could easily do some more. This is a quick project that you could do while watching all those tv shows too.

Next up are Ghirardelli chocolate holders. I saw the idea on a blog a long time ago and "filed" the idea away for later. It seems that I'm always wanting to give a little something something to people and I don't have anything on hand. I made these for that purpose - birthdays, thank you's, thinking of you's, etc. I even made a few Christmas ones - I know a lot of people that do secret santa's and this is a perfect gift for that! I used scrap paper for all of them so the main cost was the large bag of Ghirardelli's. I also found anything square - Reese's peanut butter cups and York peppermint patties work as well.


Mine are 3 1/2 by 6" and scored at 2 3/4" and 3". I used my Scor-Pal for this so it went super fast. There's a little overhang when you fold on the score lines, which I trimmed with my trimmer. Of course, you could leave it and it would like fine - I'm just a little OCD about those things, lol! I put a strip of double sided tape on the chocolate and adhered it to the inside. The holders stay closed with Velcro. I cut a circle Velcro in half so I could get two holders per dot. To decorate the front I used my Just-Rite stamp sets which I colored in with my Copics. I punched out circles and rectangles using my scrap cardstock. These took more time - and I'm not even done with all of them. I'm making quite a few though for me to have on hand and to sell at craft shows. Who wouldn't like receiving one of these - I mean a handmade item and chocolate?!?! AWE---SOME!!

So what do you think? I hope I've inspired you to create something - thanks so much for stopping by!!

18 comments:

Tina said...

These are positively adorable!

Patti J. said...

Girl, you are amazing! Wish we lived closer - we'd have fun 'playing' with chocolate all day long! Love both of your projects! Can't wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly! i'm coming to your place for halloween! i just love those ghosts! and who says no to a ghiredelli??????

absolutely boooooo-tiful!

hugs,

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Michelle! Aren't these adorable! What a cute idea. Have fun at the Diva Crop!

Anna said...

I love handmade and chocolate! Too bad I don't live closer, I'd have to stop by! Way cute projects! I hope you do great at the show!

Tammi said...

Michelle these are GREAT!! I really love the mummy idea, will have to remember that one.

Seleise said...

oh my gosh - great minds... I made mini mummies too this past week-end! I was inspired by Julie Griffith's tutorial on paperjewels.blogspot.com. I used the Bone Appetit and made shrinky dink tags for my mini mummies. sooo cute! I need to post them.

super cute! and, great idea for the craft shows! I think we're going to have tons of neat stuff in our booth!

Melynda said...

Super cute! How did you get the crepe paper to adhere and stay put? I bet Terra would love to "help" with some of those!

bluepoohbear75 said...

Those are some great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration. I might have to try them out.

Jennifer Carter said...

Cute! Looks like you've been extra busy! We missed you last night at our PTI chat!!

Regina said...

hello Michelle

your mummies are great! What a clever idea!

Greetings - Regina

Danni said...

I want a mummy!!! LOL! It'd melt here though!
You are just so creative!! Send me some of that creativity when it comes to projects!!!
LOVE these!

Sparkle said...

So cute! I love your mummies.

Barb said...

fantabulous goodies, girl! and good luck at the crop!!!

Chelsea said...

cute cute cute ... love how you decorated the smaller chocolate bars!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Sweet projects Michelle!

Vicki

Heather Schlatter said...

Soooooo cute Michelle and look at you getting ahead of the game I love them both!!!

You seem to really love TAC and it is always so fun to read how active you are with it!!!!

Yea You!!!

Heather

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! What fun treats Michelle! You sure have been busy!!
hugs,
Chris