A sneak peek at the making of some hot chocolate mugs that work to protect something during packaging and are then usable as a tent card or gift tags. Celebrate all things chocolate with Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers.
Making drinking chocolate with a blender isn’t the usual quick and easy method I use, but on occasion it can be great for adding air and thickness to create a rich morning mug. Using a blender is the perfect way to use bars with large inclusions in them as it makes them a smaller amore drinkable hot chocolate.
Got extra chocolate bar wrappers and packages? Reuse and upcycle them and make these fun, simple, creative envelopes.
These earrings were originally created as part of an Advent Calendar for Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers in 2021. They have since made their way to my shop and are a very popular item, as they are the perfect accessory to wear to any chocolate tasting, event, or festival. These were designed from a sketchContinue reading “How it’s made ~ Cacao Pod Earrings”
I originally wrote a blog about this bean back in 2019, but work started on it in 2018 when the idea of making chocolate-themed jewellery came to me. This bean though was a tough one to get right. I like things to be perfect before I send them out into the world, and this oneContinue reading “How it’s Made ~ Cacao Bean Necklace”
Wow, hard to believe that one year ago I was getting ready to launch Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers. Waiting to see if it would be a thing. Nervous, anxious, but mostly super excited. What is Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers? Simply put, it is a monthly subscription that celebrates all things chocolate through artContinue reading “Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers”
Happy new year! It’s 2022 and I am feeling refreshed after a few weeks of cozy at-home time to begin the year. I am not sure what 2022 will hold but I look forward to chocolate and art journeys as the year progresses. 2021 was an odd year. The first year I worked just fromContinue reading “Welcoming 2022 and all it brings”
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: Cardstock or a chocolate bar wrapper A needle Embroidery Floss Scissors A small hole punch or an awl and a hammer (and maybeContinue reading “Sewn Cacao Pod Gift Tag or Ornaments”
These paper cacao pod ornaments are a fun and bright addition to any holiday decor. Hang them on your Christmas tree or along your mantle. Bundle a few together in a bunch to hang in a archway. They are simple and easy to make, let the kids help! Materials Needed: Printable sheet for template PaperContinue reading “3D Paper Cacao Pod Ornament”
Last year I did a series of DIY blog posts about making ornaments and holiday decorations from reused and upcycled chocolate bar wrappers. I know that I have a ton of chocolate bar wrappers sitting around my office. Some of them are just so beautiful and I wanted to find a way to use them,Continue reading “Tis the season… for making fun Christmas ornaments!”