Chocolate Buttons & A Thread Spool Too!
Designed by Cindi McGee – Behind These Eyes™
Even in this age of technology and using email or text for almost everything, an old fashioned THANK YOU for a gift, a good deed, or for being a friend never goes out of style. These chocolate butons and wooden spool are a fun and unique way to say “thank you SEW much” in a way that shows you care enough to go beyond the electronic thank you! Or change your greeting and present them to someone who is “SEW Special” for a pick-me up any time of year. Or say “We hope you feel SEW much better soon!”….There are “sew” many other fun verses you could choose and these chocolate buttons would be perfect!
- Allumilite™ Amazing Casting Products™
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue sticks
- Assorted buttons
- Wooden spools
- Paper cups
- Plate or ceramic tile
- Paintbrushes or wooden skewers
- Plastic lunch or snack sized bags
- Scissors, pinking shears
- Computer & printer
- Gel pen
- Round head pins
- Wash all buttons and wooden spools thoroughly before molding. Let wooden spools dry overnight to ensure they are fully dry.
- Since I was molding buttons, and I wanted the finished chocolates to be less fragile, I hot glued two of each button back to back to create a deeper mold.
- Cut paper cups into rings to create forms for your molds.
- Hot glue the cup rings to a plate or ceramic tile.
- Hot glue the buttons to the plate/tile inside the form.
- Create two forms for the wooden spools, cut small notches in opposide sites. Insert handle of paintbrush or wooden skewer and place in notches of forms.
- Heat Amazing Remelt, which is a food safe molding material, according to manufacturer instructions. Pour into molds. Let set according to manufacturer instructions.
- Remove forms and carefully remove mold.
- Melt chocolate slowly in a double boiler or in a microwave heating no more than 30 seconds at a time and stirring. (Tip: I add a small touch of vegetable shortening while melting the chocolate to make it a bit smoother for pouring & molding).
- Pour melted chocolate into the molds. Let cool thoroughly. When chocolates are set, carefully remove from molds. If desired, repeat with assorted types of chocolate to add a variety of colors to your buttons (white chocolate, butterscotch chips….)
- When you are finished with your molds, simply remelt the molding material and use again for endless food-safe molding options!
- Place your chocolates into a plastic bag.
Use pinking shears to cut a piece of fabric to fold over the top of the bag of chocolates.
- Print out “Thank you “SEW” much!” on paper. Cut around text with pinking shears.
- Use gel pen to add faux stitching to the word SEW and around the borders.
- Use coordinating round head pins to attach the verse to the fabric and hold the fabric to the bag.
- These could even be mailed if wrapped in a small piece of bubble wrap or mailed in a padded envelope.