Decorating

Isn’t it Romantic?

 

Good morning, today I’m taking part in a blog tour welcoming the use of hearts for Valentine’s day.

This is hosted by Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip. She’s a fantastic DIY lady give her blog a visit.

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I’m not a heart decorator for Valentine’s day.  Don’t get me wrong I love, love.  So what did I I decide to do for this challenge?

Make homemade pretty chocolates with dark and white chocolate heart silicone molds.

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I don’t have much sugar and carbohydrates in my diet but this girl loves her chocolate especially dark chocolate. Hey, you have to indulge once in a while and dark chocolate is good for you, right.

I bought a mold from Michael’s, they have  great prices plus they carry Wilton a great source for candy, cookie and cake making.

I forgot take a photo of the melting chocolate to use but go to the candy section in Michael’s or somewhere else to purchase the chocolate melts.

I also purchased a candy melter made by Wilton.  I used to use a double boiler years  ago but I find this to be better and easier for making chocolates.

Using a small brush I filled in the small details in the molds I wanted to make for multi colored chocolate. It’s actually very simple.

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I let that set up for a bit, don’t rush this step. Once finished I poured the dark melted chocolate to fill the rest of the  mold. I did the same process using white chocolate.

I thought it would be cute to make the chocolate appear as though I was making a garland that didn’t quite get finished.

To make wholes I inserted toothpicks I had using a the larger side to make the hole.  I made sure it hit the bottom of the mold and placed them in the fridge to set up and get cold enough to work with my hands to string.  I placed a plate beneath the mold because silicone molds are floppy so the toothpicks would stay straight.

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I apologize but I forgot to take pictures of the stringing since I was working quickly.   I strung the string through and tied a small knot so they would face the right direction and wouldn’t twist.  I’m not going to lie, this step needs to be finished somewhat quickly since your body temperature warms the chocolate.

I think it’s a cute, different and pretty way to display your chocolate for the day that celebrates love!

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I thought it would cute and a bit romantic to place a heart in the ring box John gave to me 30 years ago when he proposed.

Maybe you will few inspired to make your loved one chocolate.  Happy Valentines day!

I hope you will visit these talented ladies for inspiration.

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Tertie

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34 thoughts on “Isn’t it Romantic?”

  1. That looks so romantic and great idea about the ring box…
    I love the idea of making your own chocolate hearts .. If I have time I’ll be doing this …
    gtrest inspiration and beautifully displayed!

    Teresa!

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  2. Girl, you know you had me at dark chocolate! I’ve never made my own candies but these look so yummy that now you’ve inspired me to do so! My hubby will LOVE them I know! As for placing them in the ring box. Oh goodness, Cindy! So romantic!!

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  3. What a really cute idea. You did a great job. Sadly, I am the MILK chocolate girl-so I will eat all the chocolates you don’t like! Hugs- Diana

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  4. Cindy these are so cute and yummy. I love white chocolate. How romantic too that you are using your sweet proposal box for your chocolate hearts. Have a great week.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  5. What a great idea! You know we make chocolates at Christmas all the time, but I’ve never done it for Valentine’s Day! What have I been thinking?? Yours are just so pretty. The garland is my favorite.

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  6. These chocolate hearts turned out so cute! I would never have thought about the little details being different colors! That was a great touch! pretty and yummy!

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  7. What a great idea — chocolate hearts! They turned out beautifully and really add a nice touch to your vignette. I’m sure they didn’t last long though lol Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen

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