Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Sweetheart Ribbon Wreath!

Want to get crafty? 

Whip up a Sweetheart Ribbon Wreath!
Click the picture above to see the wreath up close.

Below, you'll find easy instructions to make one of your own, plus a cookie recipe you can use for the treats. It'd be just as sweet to fill the little bags with jelly beans, conversation hearts or chocolate kisses too!

To make the wreath:
You'll need to choose...
two fabrics
two 1" wide ribbons
one 5/8" wide ribbon

Tear each fabric piece into about twenty-four 1-1/2" x 6" lengths. Next, cut each ribbon into twenty-four 6" lengths.
Use needle-nose pliers to pull a coat hanger into an oval shape, as shown at right.
Then form the hanger into a heart shape, cutting off the top of the hanger with wire cutters. See photo at left for details.

Tie the fabric and ribbon lengths around the wire wreath. Next, use the 1/4" wide ribbon to tie small cellophane bags of cookies or treats onto the wreath. Lastly, add a ribbon hanger to the top of the wreath. That's it!

Use your favorite cookie recipe for the treats or fill those bags with whatever you like.

Choco-Berry Cookie Drops

You will need:
  • 18-1/4 oz. pkg. devil's food cake mix
  • 1/2 c. oil 
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c. white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. raspberry jam
Blend dry cake mix, oil and eggs together until well mixed. Add chocolate chips, vanilla and jam; blend well. Drop by half-teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets, leaving room for cookies to expand. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 10 minutes. Makes 7 to 8 dozen.

Share this goodies with someone sweet?