Thursday, January 21, 2010

Valentine Chocolate Bars

Hello Friends, today I want to share with you super easy and pretty way to dress up chocolate bars!



These dressed up Hershey bars are lot cuter and a lot cheaper than buying a box of Valentine chocolates!


I started by measuring my chocalate bars. I took a standard sized Hershey Bar and removed the outer wrapper. I then cut my paper 7 inches by 8 inches and wrapped it around the bar.



Now you can dress up your candy bars with with ribbon, flowers and hearts!




If you're like me, you have lots of paper scraps and this is a great project for using up your supplies!

In the center of my silk flowers is a super cute little scalloped heart with slits for ribbon. It's a punch by Martha Stewart and can be purchased here at Amazon or at Michaels.
All patterned paper that I used in this post are from the Cupid collection by Pink Paislee and can be found here.


I just love the bright colors in this sweet clown Valentine! He is so happy! I think you could cut off the heart and use it for party invitations or Birthday cards! Enjoy!


 
Hope you are having a great week, Lindsey

32 comments:

LiLi M. said...

I don't know whether you can get small chocolate bars too, like the Mignonettes by Côte d'or (I think European chocolate is wayyyyy better than American btw, sorry). I make my own box of chocolates for every occasion with these small chocolate bars, making small sleeves that coordinate. Thanks for the image again!

Marilyn said...

Love all your ideas!! I have so many scraps & this is a great way to use them for any Holiday!!
Thanks.....
**Smile**
Marilyn
xxoo

~Tonja~ said...

Great idea...and so cute too...
I have done this for popcorn packs
the microwave kind for family members...
Have a great day....
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Florence and Mary said...

Such a simple but great idea and could easily be worked for any holiday or occasion.

Victoria xx

becky said...

Such a lovely idea! You guys are amazing.I dont like the regular candies for valentines day.But I must say I do love chocolates and these looks so pretty.

Kathy said...

We don't call you girls the two crafters for nothing!!!!!
A grand idea.
Always fun to check in on you two...What one doesn't think of the other does...amd we reap the harvest!!!!!
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I love this great idea, Lindsey! The bars are so cute that I wouldn't want to open them! ♥

Auntie Cake said...

You are so good. I have dressed up candy bars for Halloween, for various parties that I have thrown, and for Christmas, but for some reason, never thought of making special Valentine's Day chocolate bars. I am always looking for something a little over-the-top for the kids to take to school, you have given me the perfect answer! Thanks so much for all your lovely ideas! You two are the best!
Kate

Boo-Bah said...

What a cute idea, and so pretty too.

Iris

heartfelt living said...

What a great idea! You did a very nice job too! I think I might try to make one today! Thanks for sharing.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Lyndsey! I have seen the simple printable ones before; but your imagination can really go wild with all you can do THIS way, and I KNOW how much people will love them when I pass them out! Yours are really adorable and fun, and I'd love to try them sometime! Thanks for sharing this idea! ~tina

Dogwood said...

I love the chocolate bars. Such a sweet idea. I am still loving the vintage valentine cards.

Have a "heart" day...

Catherine said...

It's a good idea.catherine

She'sSewPretty said...

I've done the wrapped Hershey bars too. That's a great way to spend a little but make it seem like much more.

Queenie said...

Hey Girls!
These candy bars look extra pretty and yummy...
I love all of your Valentine's that you've made too, they are so cute....and the Valentine Vignette is devine! It was such fun seeing all of your treasures displayed...
I think your silhouette valentines are so pretty...I made some cameo silhouette valenines too(posted on it Tuesday)...mine aren't as dolled up as yours..... yours are really precious...I especially love that girl in the hat silhouette that you made.
By the way...Spencer is so cute...looks like he's a good little helper...my Rocky is always in the middle of whatever I'm doing too. Hope you girls have a fun weekend!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Mrs Twins said...

Brilliant, brilliant idea! Just love it! Well done, so pretty!!!
Hugs and Love Suex

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Love love love your idea with the choc. bars. How cute are they, making a simple thing look special and very pretty. Don't you just love Valentine's Day!! By the way, I am in love with your little pink doggie that sits on top of your header's title. It reminds me so much of a baby card that i had from my childhood, and lost some place along the way over the years. hope you are having a great day. Debby p.s I have to agree with LiliM. European chocolate is fantastic, really out of this world delicious. No wonder why I am shaped as I am, here in the heart of yummy chocolates.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Girls!!!
Now I want to run out and get some candy bars...however they may not make it into a pretty valentine bar to give away..if you know what I mean!!!
I have done that for Halloween treats also.
Thanks for all these fun ideas!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Dear Twyla and Lindsey,
I'm having so much fun. Thank you so much for all the wonderful vintage images and great tutorials!
I am wondering what your own Valentine's Day plans are? I bet you have something fun planned!
Happiest of weekends to you both,
Sally

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute! They almost look too good to eat!

C. Dianne Zweig said...

What a thrifty crafty idea...thanks for this lovely post, come visit, Dianne

Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh, a wonderful ideal. You guys are great!

Ginger said...

Those are so precious. I make them also but usually do the mini bars and put them in a container. I made some for my Valentine Swap I just sent out. Yours are so cute and love the heart with the cut outs. I will have to get one of those. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment.

Ginger

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW! Aren't those just gorgeous....Thank you Twyla for visiting me today and leaving such a kind comment. Guess what I did...I blew the date! IT'S NEXT WEEK! AHHHHH! What a dunce!:) Your well wishes are not wasted; I will think of the support that all of you have given me! Merci, Anita

Cozy Little House said...

I love this, girls! How inspiring!
Brenda

Sandy Michelle said...

I just came over from Lili's blog and your blog is so sweet!!! Happy Valentines crafting :)

Sandy xox

Creative Breathing said...

Now this just might keep me from eating the chocolate! Too beautiful to unwrap! Have a wonderful weekend! Elizabeth

Shirley said...

I love the chocolate valentine bars. I am making home made Valentines for my three grandsons. You gave me a good idea that I can add to their valentine presents.

koralee said...

So creative...I am so going to do this ...thank you for the sweet idea! I just love your blog!

GardenofDaisies said...

Cute! You two always have the best ideas!

Julie Ranae said...

This is such a great project...I've often taught workshops with little ones, and it's a great way to have them create their own labels no matter what the occasion!

Great job ladies!

Wendi said...

Thank you for this !! I just finished doing this with my 4 year old... not as "perfect" as yours-- but a memory that will last forever...