Seriously...hold on to your socks...
another Valentine's Day Craft!
Yeah, I know - for me - it is craziness!
Seriously, I think Cupid shot me with his arrow!
(P.S. this is pretty easy and fun to do!)
(P.S. this is pretty easy and fun to do!)
I have about 20 ideas for Valentine's for my daughter
(the 11 year old is o-v-e-r Valentines...always has been).
This particular project reminds me of my wedding
- yep 15+ years ago we did this same project for our coffee bar.
(just imagine white chocolate drizzled on top and ivory ribbon)
These chocolatey spoons are great for coffee
or to mix with warm milk for hot chocolate!
Of course you can always just stamp the spoons without adding the chocolate and use them for a party of wedding on the coffee bar, etc.
- Martha Stewart Crafts Wood Stamp Set Valentines Day Hearts
- Ink/Stamp Pad (I used black and red)
- Wilton Candy Melts, Light Cocoa
- Optional, mini-marshmallows
- Ribbon or Bakers Twine (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Valentine Ribbon)
- Eco-gecko Disposable Wooden Spoon Heavy Weight 100 / Pack
The spoons are compostable!
- White tags (from Office Supply Store)
- Optional: alphabet stamps (for tag) - mine are from Pick Your Plum
- Wax paper for laying spoons out to dry
- Small food safe candy bag. Wilton makes many sizes. I used the pretzel bag - that is what I had and cut it down to size.
- You may also need a double boiler (for meting chocolate) or a glass measuring cup if you use the microwave.
- First, stamp your spoons. I found it easier to stamp the spoons without chocolate on them. I played with which stamps fit the best and which ones I wanted to use. The large heart did not fit perfectly...but I kind of liked it anyway.
- To stamp the spoons, I also found it easier to ink my stamp and place it face up on a flat surface. I then brought my spoon down to my stamp (instead of the other more common way).
- Let the stamp dry completely before handling it to dip in the chocolate. Even then be careful with the stamp so that you do not smear it.
- Lay out wax or parchment paper for drying your spoons.
- Melt your chocolate either in a double boiler or the microwave. Follow package directions and melt the chocolate slowly when using the microwave.
- I used the following - and I am not endorsing you go messing with fire, etc...but I used a medium sauce pan, filled up a couple of inches with water, and then placed a heatproof glass bowl on top to melt the chocolate. I prefer the way my chocolate melts vs. in the microwave. It took about 20 minutes to get the chocolate melted. One day I will get a double boiler!
- You can transfer the chocolate to another bowl...I was able to leave mine on VERY LOW heat on the stove to make these.
- Dip the spoons in the chocolate. I used another spoon to carefully spread the chocolate on the sides and all around the spoon. I also made sure to keep a good amount of chocolate in the hollow of the spoon. Once there was enough chocolate on my spoon, I tapped the handle on the side (chocolate hanging over the bowl) to remove excess chocolate, air bubbles, and even out the chocolate.
- Place on the parchment/wax paper and let the spoons dry. If you are adding marshmallows, just let the chocolate dry for about 3-5 minutes and then press 3-5 marshmallows in the chocolate.
- Package the spoons in food-safe bags (available at craft stores and online) tie with a ribbon.
- Add directions on the back of the tag (if so desired):
- "Use this spoon to stir warm milk for a special hot chocolate treat!"
MAKE IT: Tags
I used the alphabet stamps and one heart stamp to "roughly" stamp "Hot Stuff" onto plain white tags. I also thought about some other sayings (some got a little frisky - so I will spare you). I found this tip on Plaid Crafts Facebook Page: Group your rubber stamps together when you want to make a word with a rubber band!
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What are you making your Valentine?
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Some Martha Stewart Crafts supplies were provided to me.