Sunday, December 25, 2011

Perfect Pots of Fudge

Well, this merry time of year is coming to a close. If someone unexpectedly brought you a gift or you still have a gift you need to give here is a quick idea that will also be useful in the spring. 

You will need: 
  • Mini pots or vases 
  • Parchment paper squares 
  • Treat bags 
  • Cookies, brownies or other goodies 
Place a couple folds in either side of a parchment paper square. Push the paper down into the pot. 

Cut, in this case, fudge into small cubes. Separate each piece with a small square of parchment or wax paper...this gives your gift a purchased quality about it. 

For the bow, you will need: 
  • A snip of evergreen 
  • Wide wired ribbon 
  • Small ribbon 
  • Twist tie 
Fold the large wired ribbon unevenly on itself. Layer the “fresh, real” greenery on next. I snipped 2-3” pieces from a bush at my house...yes, it is that easy to add a lovely touch of live greenery. Lastly, place your smaller ribbon on top. If you look closely you can see this ribbon has a “thank you” tag attached. This would be exceptionally nice given as a thank you for one of those above and beyond gifts you were not expecting. 

Wrap the twist tie over the top of all three pieces. 

Voila! A pretty gift that says, “thank you”, “merry Christmas”, “your special”, etc!...and a pot for planting seeds in the spring.

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