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« on: September 01, 2005 05:58:51 PM »

I just got engaged this summer, and then my brother did, too, right after I did. I made an engagement greeting for him and his girlfriend (but I really wish someone would make something like this for me!!).

I thought anybody would love to get a homemade engagement greeting, especially such a cute one and with matching his and hers chocolate bars, and a personalized greeting inside!

Here's what you need to make one:

for the candy bars
-aluminum foil
-two chocolate bars (doesn't matter which brand; mine are Meijer store brand)
-rub-on alphabet (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)

Carefully remove the original paper wrapping from the candy bars without tearing the inner foil or the paper wrapper.

Use one of the wrappers you removed as a guide for cutting two new wrappers from aluminum foil.

Then, use the rub-on letters to write "his" and "hers" on the bars. Be careful not to put your hand or fingers on top of the letters next to the ones you're transferring, because they accidentally could be transferred onto your wrapper also.

Yay! Your very own candy bars. Now bunch up the sheet of tissue paper, put it in the bottom of the small giftbox and make a little space on each side so you can nestle the candy bars in together nice and neat.


for the packaging Part I
-one sheet of tissue paper
-one solid color of scrapbooking paper, and one cute patterned piece to coordinate (I used a brand called Scrapbook Walls.)
-matching thread and a sewing machine
-6 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 1 5/8" white giftbox (mine is from Container Store)

To decorate the inside of the top of the box, cut a square of patterned paper a little smaller than 6 1/2" by 6 1/2", and then a square of the solid color just a little bit smaller than that. You might want to write your message on the smaller solid piece of paper at this time in case you mess up. Or, you could do another one of those rub-on things.

The next part is fun -- go to the sewing machine and sew the smaller piece of paper to the center of the bigger square with a zigzag stitch, using coordinating thread.

Use a glue stick or double-sided tape to attach this sewn piece to the inside of the top of the little box.

for the packaging Part II
-a solid piece of paper
-a cute sticker for the front of the package (mine is from Hobby Lobby)
-a pretty ribbon
-8" x 8" x 3 1/2" flip-open box (if you're going to mail this, you'll want to put it in an outer box. I was going to put it in a box just because, but then I realized it would away from the presentation.)

Also, if you do want to do the box-within-a-box thing, you'll need more sheets of tissue paper, and then some white butcher paper to wrap it up and mail it.

This was the hardest part (although not very hard). My paper wasn't big enough to go around the box completely, so I cute two strips and stuck them together with double-sided tape so I had a piece big enough to wrap around the box completely. Then I secured the end with double-sided tape, too.

Wrap the ribbon around the box, just around the middle of the paper wrapping. Secure the ends at the front with a cute sticker.

I'm going to make another one for my friend in London who just got engaged, but I don't know if the chocolate would melt in the mail .... ??
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2005 04:27:56 PM »

That is so cute.. I adore it.. Maybe Ill make one for my brother... If not surely someone will be getting engaged soon..  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2005 09:40:37 PM »

that's super cute!

congrats on your engagement!

seriously? like, seriously.
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2005 09:43:51 PM »

Very cute and thoughtful. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2005 09:02:37 PM »

 :-*Thank you, you are all so sweet.
They loved it, by the way! They gobbled up the chocolate before they even left my house!

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