Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Chocolate Dipped Ornaments

Good morning friends~ I've got a post to share that does NOT include a card.  Can you believe it??
This is a set of Chocolate dipped ornaments that my daughter and I made to hang on our Christmas trees.
I found these cheap inexpensive plastic ball at Michael's Craft Store last year on clearance for .50 cents a box.

We dribbled hot glue over the tops of the balls and let them cool.  After all the balls were dripped with glue we spray painted them using Krylon Chocolate Brown spray paint
This took a bit of time, allowing the paint to dry and making sure that there was no original color showing through.   
Once they were all painted and dried, we used a small paint brush to brush glue onto the dripped part of the ball and added glitter that looked like sugar coating from Martha Stewart and finished them off with a little red gingham bow.  My daughter had to leave before they were dry so I got creative and made a candy box to put them in. 
I made the box out of printed paper and cut a window out of the center using a spellbinders die and added a piece of acetate for the window.

Each of the balls were place in cupcake papers, like individual little chocolates.

I made a tag using Clearly Besotted Little Pudding and a sentiment from MFT.

When I brought these to church to deliver them to my daughter, her husband thought they were real chocolates and wanted to open them up and eat one!

What a fun craft to share with your kids, young and old!
I'll be adding this project to the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Christmas Gifts
Shopping Our Stash ~ Pretty Packaging

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

This is such a clever idea and you took your creativity even further by making the tag and box for the chocolate dipped balls. You never stop amazing me with your ambition and creativity.

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh Birgit...these are so stinkin cute!!! And they really do look like chocolates! Absolutely LOVE how you made these and even the box and paper liners and tag are all just FABULOUS!! I would definitely hang a few of these on my tree to celebrate my LOVE of chocolate! You and Amanda are soooo clever...well done!! :0)

Linda said...

These are so adorable and definitely look good enough to eat.

Karen L K said...

What fun!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your super creative chocolate Christmas ornaments and box!!

Lisa Elton said...

I've never seen chocolate ornaments!! This is such a cute idea Birgit and I love the way you've packaged them!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Oh this is such a wonderful idea! Love it!!!

Darnell said...

Birgit, wow, these are such a fun idea!! Thank you for the detailed post! Now ... didn't I hide a cholick bar around here somewhere ...! Hugs, Darnell

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow those are so neat, what a fun and creative idea and you did a beautiful job with the presentation of them too, they would make a wonderful gift!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh WOW!! what a sensational gift, so clever and so beautiful, you are so creative, this ornaments will look amazing on someone's Christmas Tree for many years to come.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you join us again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.

Barbara said...

Love love love your project! So clever and super creative!!!! Your Christmas ornaments are fabulous!!!!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Genius! They "chocolates" are beyond awesome!!! Incredible! You rock! Oh, and your candy box is awesome too! I am blown away by the ornaments! Great job! Thanks for joining us and sharing your projects with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

Mimi said...

Sooooo creative! I love these! (Thanks... now I need a truffle!) Thanks for sharing the entire project-- fabulous from the packaging to the contents-- at SOS this week!

Chana Malkah said...

Outstanding execution and such a clever idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, SOS, DT