Sewn Cacao Pod Gift Tag or Ornaments

These cacao pods made an appearance earlier this week as one of the items in the Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers envelopes, but you can make them easily at home!

Materials needed for this project

Materials needed:

  • Cardstock or a chocolate bar wrapper
  • A needle
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Scissors
  • A small hole punch or an awl and a hammer (and maybe a piece of wood or work bench that it is okay to hammer on)
  • Print out patterns (or make your own)

Step one

Print out the patterns.  If you can print right onto a cardstock weight paper, you can save a step.

Step two

Punch out the holes on the pattern with a hole punch or hammer and awl.

Step three

Trace holes from printout onto cardstock or chocolate bar wrapper. 

Step four

Punch or use the awl and hammer to make holes in your cardstock or chocolate bar wrapper.

Step five

Thread needle with embroidery floss and sew.  Honestly this is a great way to unwind, it is quite meditative.  Take a look at these photos for ideas on how to vary your sewing to create different looks. Tie a knot when you are finished.

Step six

Add a string to the hole in the top if you want to use as an ornament, or just tape it onto a gift as a fun topper.

You can also make up your own pattern or follow along the edge of a design on your favourite chocolate wrapper. 

Have fun!  It’s the joy in the making that is fun and enjoyable.

Canadian Chocoholic
Canadian Chocoholic

Cyndi combines her two passions together as Canadian Chocoholic.  #ChocolateIsMyMuse is what inspires her to create unique products.  Using her expertise, education and knowledge of tasting, judging, enjoying, and curating chocolate to make art pieces with her creative background as a goldsmith to create a wide variety of chocolate themed accessories, jewellery, paper products, notebooks and fabric items.  Her current passion project is Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers.  She loves talking about all things art and chocolate!  Reach out to her on Instagram or her blog anytime.

Published by Canadian Chocoholic

I’m exploring the world of chocolate one bite at a time. I live in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, though I have lived in many area of this wonderful country. Besides chocolate I love water, trees and all things handmade. I’m a creative artist and love making things with my hands which lead to my passion project Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers.

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