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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Bestie's Birthday Gifts

So it was my best friend's birthday last week and obviously I decided to make her a super awesome birthday gift!

I saw a design on the Silhouette store for a 3 drawer gift box and knew that whatever I made her, it had to be packaged in it.  I decided to use heart shaped metal brads for cute little handles, and co-ordinated pastel blue with black.  I am really pleased with how it turned out;

So now that I had the cute wrapping, I need something as equally nice to fill it with.  My friend is a chocolate fiend (bit like me) and so I decided to make her some truffles to put in the drawers.  As there were 3 drawers, I decided on 3 different truffles.

Left to Right - milk chocolate dipped in white chocolate, milk chocolate covered in malibu frosting and mixed nuts, double dipped milk chocolate drizzled with white chocolate

It foolishly didn't occur to me to check the height of the drawers before making the truffles - needless to say they were too big!  Luckily, I had a cute little take away style present box pinned to my DIY gift board (on pinterest) and came up with this

Seeing as this was just a quick printout, it looked quite good - with a little bit of tweaking, it would be perfect!

So now I was short on what to fill my drawers with.  I knew my bestie liked my Tree of Life necklaces, and so I decided to make her one.  Last year I made her a Lapis Lazuli charm bracelet, and so it seemed fitting to make her the Tree of Life version.

When I finished the box, I added tissue paper to each of the drawers which not only held the gifts in place, but gave a nice finish too.

So I had managed to fill one drawer, but i was still two down - I decided to crack out the Christmas chocolate molds.  I actually had lots of fun creating these

I finished my little cellophane bags with curling ribbon - for Christmas I plan to use both Red and Green to make it really festive.

My friend seemed genuinely happy with her gifts and it has made me think that maybe a home made Christmas will not be un-achievable after all :)


  1. What a great friend you are, the necklace is gorjus!!!.

    New to your blog, off for a nose around :)

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