Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Day 45: Homemade Daily Challenge, Happy Valentine's

Happy Valentine's Day! 

I hope you have at least received a card, even if it's from the cat! I haven't received anything this morning. But SquarePear Tony did buy me a nice new pair of boots on Sunday, not very romantic but practical all the same.

I am a bit more romantic and as you might have guessed I made my Valentine's gifts for him. The first gift I made are some little heart chocolates. I didn't actually 'make' the chocolate I just melted it and put it into little heart shaped moulds:

I bought a really cheap chocolate fondue set and thought it would be a bit rubbish, but we love it and it even came with some of the moulds that we needed for this. 

The mould supplied only made 8 chocolates so luckily I had another handy so I could make all the chocolates and refrigerate them in one batch.

We then decanted them into a little jar and dressed up a bit with a brown paper lid cover and jute twine. I also cut out a little heart gift tag. A really quick and inexpensive gift, that looks thoughtful but is very simple to make. If you don't have a fondue set you could easily melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

I will tell you about gift no.2 tomorrow as it is still wrapped up at the moment.


Deanne said...

aw thats lovely lindsay, you could pop that into the jam jar collective flickr account too :) x http://www.flickr.com/groups/thejamjarcollective/

Unknown said...

lol! As you were typing that I was sending a request on flickr, great minds eh! x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Yummy!!!!! : D x

lisamarie (maytreelane) said...

that is a beautiful gift :)
our 8 year old got lots of chocolate moulds for christmas as she wants to own a sweet shop when she is bigger!!
hope you had a lovely valentines day x

Unknown said...

Awww that is lovely, it's wonderful that she enjoys making her own chocolates, I hope she gets her sweet shop. I must have got it all wrong as when I was a child I wanted a pub! Think it was just because I thought I would get free pop and crisps and wouldn't have to wait in the car! lol x