Friday, 21 November 2014

Chocolate Sprouts Christmas Tree Decoration

Do you remember the nets of chocolate sprouts I found in M & S a few weeks ago, well, I have finally used them!!!
M--S-Chocolate-Sprouts_thumb2I put them in matchboxes to hang on the Christmas tree.
I used my Stampin’Up matchbox die to cut the boxes and have finally found a way of folding and putting them together without driving myself demented, with thanks to YouTube!!!
I found an image of a Christmas sprout, copied and pasted it, so I had enough to put on nine boxes (enough for the number of sprouts I had) and then further embellished them by adding glossy 3D paint to the hats and bobble, googly eyes and a smiley mouth, and left for 24hrs for the paint to set.
While they were drying I put the matchbox covers together trying to use as many of the odd bits and pieces I have in an effort to use up stuff, rather than buy any more!
I also decided to go the whole hog and added holly confetti and berry flat backed gems to the sprouts hats, plus a few gold peel off corners here and there.  The gold foil, sentiment circles come from Craftwork Cards.
I secured the ribbon hanger using an eyelet set with my cropodile and then added a bead for extra detail and colour.
The matchboxes are big enough hold eight sprouts.  I have lot’s of “pretty” papers and stickers to make matchboxes for the ladies …. but I think these are a perfect alternative for the boys.


Cheryl W said...

These are FANTASTIC! There are some lucky boys out there who will receive these fun treats.

Di said...

Am sure I spotted online that Asda also sell choklit sprouts. Love what you made here Helen!


Di xx

Pamela said...

Another great and fun idea!

tilly said...

I love these little gifts and they will look wonderful on the tree!!

Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. Love the tree decs. They are perfect for the men. I'm glad you found an easier way of making up the match boxes, thank goodness for You tube!I am going to put some of the sprouts in my Beaver Scouts crackers that they have made, they will give them a giggle when they pull them on Christmas day : ) Take care.

SueF said...

What a genius idea - I'm going to have a go at this, I've got the TH matchbox die & by lucky co-incidence I bought some sprout chocolates in Sainsburys a couple of weeks ago!
Thanks so much for the inspiration

goodthings said...

These are brilliant Helen, such fun! You really have the creativity mojo! x

Karen said...

Oh Helen, these are brilliant. I've seen other sprouts but these are the best!! I just wish I had the matchbox die to make some ;-) Karen x

marc said...

these are fab and i love them but the tim holtz match box diy is a lot smaller than helens one its not as deep her one is so much better for chocolates ect tims is good for jewellery bits and sewing kits big love marc