Chocolate is just one of those things I won’t give up. And now that I’m a mom, it’s NEVER gonna happen. I live and breath for the stuff. And for Vita, of course! Errr.
The majority of my pals out here in Denver have children. And all the rest of my friends love chocolate. So I like everyone. I’m always wanting to do something special on Mother’s Day for all my mom friends, but there’s a LOT of them. And I can’t give each of them a BIG, grand gift, but I CAN give each of them a custom gift! Enter these DIY embroidered gift boxes for Mother’s Day.
To make your own you’ll need:
- white & kraft boxes in different foldable shapes
- embroidery thread or twine
- embroidery needle
- DOVE® Promises in various flavors (lovin’ the Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl!)
Cut the thread a few feet long and thread through the needle. Starting at one end of the box and working carefully, thread the needle through the box and continue weaving in and out to create any design you like. Tie the ends of the thread in a knot inside the box and you’re set! One of my boxes has a simple zigzag design and the others are geometric and whatnot. That’s what I call the little design – “whatnot”.
Fill the boxes with a few paper shreds and top off with DOVE® chocolate. And lots of it!
If you can’t get your hands on some favor boxes, don’t fret. Just wrap individual DOVE® bars in cute gift wrap and tie with some twine. You can write a special note on the inside of the wrap and your friends will love reading about how much you worship them.
I have to say – I’ve never been a fan of straight dark chocolate. It used to be the last thing I would eat and I had to really be starving. But when it’s filled with swirls of caramel, or almonds, I’m singin’ a different tune! I’ve also heard the rumor/truth that dark chocolate is good for the heart. And who am I to argue that?! Logan is the epitome of fitness and I’ve even convinced him that we need to eat these daily to keep our hearts healthy… One a day, keeps the doctor away. A bag a day, keeps the stress at bay? Yes, yes. That’s how it goes.
*This post is sponsored by Dove Dark Chocolate via MomTrends. I was compensated to create the boxes, but not paid to gush over my new love of dark chocolate. Thanks for being supportive of the brands that help keep Proper up and running!
photography: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel