Since my husband is in the military we have moved away from many of your friends. One of my friends has been having a rough year and I wanted to be able to give her a hug. So I made her this and sent it out without telling her.
In addition to the rules/goals of the challenge I wanted to use more stash or personal items and do less shopping, so the blocks I used are actually mine from when I was a kid! The only things I ended up buying were the red paint and the glue. The short details: I spray painted all the blocks black, painted on the white and red details with acrylics, glued them around the frame, gave it a clear coat and inserted scrapbook paper into the frame (inserting the chocolates was the hardest, only because I wanted to eat them).
I made sure when I put it together that I did it right-side up so it could be used as either a small candy dish or as a picture frame.
My friend actually got it in the mail yesterday was was super surprised and happy! I love it when I can make someones day!
If anyone is interested in the how-tos of it I posted it in my blog: http://yellowhouseon3rd.blogspot.com/2012/02/random-acts-of-crafty-kindness.html