Valentine’s Day Packaging

by Leslie on January 31, 2012

You’ve spent a lot of time and effort making homemade dark chocolate sea salt caramels. Now wouldn’t it be a shame not to wrap them up in something equally special? Here are a few ideas I came up with to package my Valentine’s Day treats this year.

I found these mini rose petal baking cups at my local bakeware store. They’re the perfect size to fit each chocolate. Place them in a gift box and they’ll be ready to hand out.

If you’d prefer to put them in a bag, simply wrap each chocolate in a little parchment paper. I first cut 4 inch x 4 inch squares and then wrapped them two ways. On some, I used a little piece of red striped fabric tape to hold the parchment paper in place. On others I simply twisted the ends. Now they’re ready to be thrown in a goodie bag.

I originally made these little bags to hold fleur de sel caramels that went in our welcome totes at our wedding, but they’re perfect for Valentine’s Day as well. If you have a sewing machine, you can whip them up in no time. I simply cut a piece of white muslin into a 6 inch x 14 inch rectangle using pinking shears. Next, I cut a small heart out of patterned fabric and sewed it on the rectangle. I folded the fabric in half and sewed up the sides. I used one of the fun, fancy stitches on my sewing machine, but any stitch would work. Fill with your wrapped candies and tie off with baker’s twine. Tip on buying baker’s twine: Purchase it from baking supply stores like this one. You’ll get 3400 yards for less than $10. It’ll last you the rest of your life. Paper/craft stores sell the tiniest rolls for the same amount.

Happy wrapping!

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