DIY No-Sew Blanket Scarf

DIY Blanket Scarf | Revamperate DIY Blanket Scarf | RevamperateSince I live in Southern California, I don’t really get to take advantage of cold weather (which is totally OK with me). But I do love scarves. Whenever it’s cold here (and by cold, I mean 60 degrees), I look forward to wrapping myself in a scarf because they’re warm and cozy and are the easiest addition to whatever I’m wearing. On the days I don’t feel well or I’m feeling incredibly lazy, I’m probably wrapped in a scarf trying not to use it as a pillow. It’s my go-to “I’m comfy, leave me alone” accessory. 

Blanket scarves are like the comfiest of scarves. They’re generally quite large and made of flannel with perfectly frayed edges. Well, why pay $20 for a scarf that I can make for less than $10? 

This is how I made my own no-sew blanket scarf with some good ‘ol flannel. Flannel is the most underrated fabric, in my opinion. And just like pajamas, it’s the perfect fabric for a cozy scarf! It’s really easy to make your own blanket scarf and no sewing skills are required, so it’s a good project for literally anyone. Wrap one up for a gift or make them in hundreds of patterns and hoard them for cold, rainy days (I know I will!).

DIY Blanket Scarf | RevamperateDIY Blanket Scarf | Revamperate Time: 10 minutes 

Supplies:

  • 2 yards flannel fabric (patterned on both sides)
  • Scissors 

Lay out the flannel and fold corner to corner. Trim excess fabric and unfold – you should have a square piece of fabric now. 

Grab loose threads at one corner and pull gently, fraying the edge of the fabric. Pull until there are no loose threads and the edge is frayed approximately 1/4 inch. Repeat on all four sides of the fabric.

Of course, there are plenty of ways to wear a scarf, but the common way to wear a blanket scarf is to fold diagonally to create a triangle. Place around your neck with the point in front of your chin, and wrap the ends around the back of your neck. 

Add one to any outfit and cozy up on a cold day! Happy crafting!

DIY Blanket Scarf | Revamperate

Chocolate Mocha Chip Donuts

Chocolate Mocha Chip Donuts | Revamperate Chocolate Mocha Chip Donuts | RevamperateI’ll take all the chocolate, please! That’s how it feels with these donuts. 

I’m a pretty huge fan of donuts, and while I admit that baked donuts are not the same as good ‘ol fried ones, these are pretty delicious. I dubbed them chocolate mocha chip donuts because they are rich chocolate cake cupcakes with espresso powder and mini chocolate chips. Then they’re topped an espresso chocolate glaze, which really brings out 
the coffee flavor. Next to your morning cup of coffee, one of these will wake you UP and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. 

Donuts are surprisingly easy to make when you bake them in a donut pan, so nothing has to stop you from whipping up a batch of these extra chocolatey espresso donuts. 

Chocolate Mocha Chip Donuts | RevamperateFor the donuts (makes about 8 donuts):

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 tbsp melted butter, cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp espresso powder (or ground coffee)
  • ⅓ cup milk (whole milk recommended) 
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 6-cavity doughnut pan with cooking spray and set aside. 

In a small saucepan on the stove, heat the milk on low heat until it begins to sizzle. Remove from heat and sir in the espresso powder or ground coffee, stirring until dissolved. Set aside to cool. 

In one bowl, whisk together the flour, sifted cocoa, baking soda and salt and set aside. In the bowl of your mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, mix the melted butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla until well-combined. Add the dry ingredients in three batches, alternating with the milk and coffee mixture until the batter is completely mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips.

The batter will be thick. I recommend pouring all the batter into a large ziplock bag and cutting the corner tip to pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. The donut should have a cake-like consistency. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before turning over onto a cooling rack. 

Chocolate Mocha Chip Donuts | RevamperateFor the glaze:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 oz chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3-4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder or ground coffee
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp light corn syrup 

In a small saucepan, heat the butter, heavy cream, corn syrup and vanilla until the butter has melted and the cream begins to sizzle. Turn heat down to low and stir in the espresso powder and chocolate until melted. Stir in the powdered sugar until completely combined and dissolved into the glaze. 

Dip the tops of the cooled donuts into the warm glaze and immediately sprinkle with mini chocolate chips or sprinkles and let cool completely. It hardens quickly, so if it gets too thick to dip the donuts, whisk again on the stove for 30 seconds to thin it out. Let sit until they’re hardened and then bite ’em, stack ’em, store ’em and enjoy one alongside your morning coffee. You won’t regret it!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Biscotti | Revamperate Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Biscotti | RevamperateBiscotti intrigues me. Whenever I would see it in coffee shops, I wondered why it was so different from an average cookie. Well, now that I’ve done some experiments with baking, I know that it’s definitely different, and it’s also really delicious. I never really thought about how much you can do with biscotti…the possibilities are endless! If you can make it as a cookie, you can probably make it in the form of biscotti. 

Basically, biscotti is made by shaping the thick dough into a log, baking it and then cutting it into the typical biscotti shape and baking it again. It makes the biscotti perfectly crispy and it’s still a fairly simple thing to make. 

Naturally, I took this opportunity to make something else with peanut butter and chocolate because, well, obviously. I bought some peanut butter chips recently and they seemed like they were just screaming to be made into biscotti. Thus, this chocolate peanut butter chips biscotti was born and it came out wonderfully! 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Biscotti | RevamperateIngredients (makes 10-14 pieces):

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

In one bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. 

Beat the butter and sugars together for about two minutes until light and fluffy. Add each egg and the vanilla, beating well between each addition. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients in batches and then stir in the peanut butter chips with a spatula. 

Shape the dough into a large log on the parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven to cool for about 5 minutes, and cut into 1-inch slices. Place the slices on their sides and bake again for about 5 minutes. With a pair of tongs, turn each piece over and bake for an additional 5 minutes. At this point, they should feel slightly crispy to the touch. Cool completely on a wire rack. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Biscotti | RevamperateServe along side a fresh cup of coffee and any morning will instantly feel better! I mean, really, you can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. Enjoy!

DIY Simple Dyed Rope Bowl

DIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | Revamperate DIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | RevamperateSo there’s a story here. First of all, my cats are spoiled rotten and have tons of toys that they don’t even play with because Penny would rather play with a pipe cleaner and Oliver is afraid of almost everything. This leaves me with a ton of toys that need a place to hang out, so I’ve been keeping them in a tiny bucket for a while now, which was overflowing. 

That brings me to today’s DIY, which I’m super excited about, to be honest! This simple dyed rope bowl uses regular ‘ol acrylic paint, but waters it down to give it a watercolor-looking effect. It was a really fun project and left me wanting to try this technique for other DIYs. You can do this with as many colors as you want, but you should be careful about overlapping them so that you don’t turn the paint brown. I used three similar shades of blue/teal, so when they overlapped it didn’t effect the paint. 

Now, let’s have some fun with paint!

DIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | RevamperateDIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | RevamperateTime: 20 minutes + dry time

Supplies:

  • Clothesline rope (or similar)
  • 2-3 colors of standard acrylic paint
  • Water
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cups
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun

First, cut the rope to be about 20 feet (the more the merrier). This is an estimate for making a bowl approximately 5 inches wide. I recommend laying out a large plastic bag on your work surface to lay the wet rope on to dry. 

Fill each cup with about 2 inches of water, pour several drops of paint in each one and stir well with a paintbrush until you reach your desired coloring. Watering down the paint makes it stick easily to the rope and give it a watercolor or tie dye look. 

Begin dipping several inches of rope at a time in your desired colors (I used three similar ones). I did not follow a specific pattern and allowed the colors to overlap slightly for a tie dyed appearance. I don’t recommend overlapping colors if you’re using very different colors because it could taint the paint in each cup and turn your colors brown. Some paint will settle on the bottom of the cup, so I also recommend avoiding touching the bottom with the rope. Continue until the entire rope is colored and allow to dry on the plastic bag overnight.

DIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | Revamperate DIY Tie Dye Rope Bowl | RevamperateOnce completely dry, use your glue gun to create the bowl. At one end, bend the rope and glue into a spiral. Continue the pattern until it is about 4-5 inches wide. Then, instead of going outward, start gluing at an angle so that the rope begins to form upward in a bowl shape. You can either go straight up into a cylinder shape or continue outward in a standard bowl shape, but this is a little more difficult. Continue gluing until you reach your desired size and shape, and glue the very end of the rope securely to the bowl (and cut carefully since it may be frayed). 

The hot glue should dry quickly, leaving the bowl fairly stable. Fill it with whatever you’d like and enjoy!

Easy French Bread

Easy French Bread | Revamperate Easy French Bread | RevamperateToday I have to get my life back together. I spent almost a week in Las Vegas for a work conference, and as part of the event staff I worked extra long days, so my feet and the rest of my body are still screaming. The day after I flew home, Andrew and I spent the day at California Adventure, which was SO FUN…but not for my feet. A week away means I have a lot to catch up on for work, the blog and at home. OK, now, let’s talk about bread! 

I have wanted to make my own bread for the longest time, and I’m so glad that I did. Fresh bread is seriously the best, and it’s even better when I make it myself. Of the two loaves I made, I cut one of them the moment it came out of the oven and slathered it in butter. It was PERFECT. 

Later that night, I served some to Andrew with soup and (I think) he was pretty amazed. There’s no doubt that making bread can be a fairly long process, especially if you’re not very accustomed to the process, but it’s totally worth the work. I’m not sure I will ever buy french bread again…because mine is better. Plus, it’s easy despite the time it takes to complete. I always worry when working with yeast because I feel like I’m not kneading it enough or I’m kneading it too much and you just never know how you’re doing until you bake it. The nice thing with this bread recipe is it’s pretty foolproof as long as you follow directions and allow the dough ample time to rise. 

Easy French Bread | RevamperateIngredients (makes two loaves):

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups warm water (approx. 110F)
  • 1 egg white, beaten with 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Once preheated, turn OFF the heat. The keeps the oven warm for the dough to rise. 

In one bowl, whisk together the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Gradually stir in the warm water (test the temperature with thermometer to ensure it’s right around 110F) and stir until a dough forms. At this point, it should feel similar to playdough –  springy and not very sticky.

If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook, knead the dough on medium speed for about 10 minutes (If not, knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes). Shape into a ball and lightly coat in olive oil and return to a metal or glass oven-safe bowl. Cover bowl tightly with foil and place bowl in the warm oven until doubled in volume, 30-40 minutes. Putting it in the oven speeds up the rising process.

Punch dough down (super fun!) and divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, cover the dough again and let rest for about 15 minutes. Press each piece of dough into a large rectangular and roll it up from the long side to make a loaf. Moisten the edge with water so that it sticks, and place the loaves seam side down.

Easy French Bread | RevamperateIn a small bowl, whisk together the egg white and a tablespoon of water.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and sprinkle with flour. Place the loaves several inches apart on the parchment and cut several shallow diagonal slits on top of the dough and brush on the egg/water mixture. Cover once more with either cling wrap or foil so that it is loose. Let sit in a warm place until the loaves double in size again, about 25 minutes. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once the dough has finished rising, bake the bread for 15 minutes. Remove, brush with the egg wash and bake again for about 15 minutes until the edges and tops of the bread are beginning to brown and the tops are stiff. 

Let cool for several minutes before cutting and serve warm alongside a cup of soup or with a big spread of butter. You won’t ever want to buy French bread again! Enjoy!

Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting | RevamperateLemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting | RevamperateToday’s recipe was made at the request of my lovely coworker Lisa for her birthday last month. After bringing a batch of lemon cream cheese cookies to work (don’t worry, that recipe is coming soon too!), she requested a batch of lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Well, when people ask, I accommodate! Best of all, experimenting with this cupcake recipe was so worth it because I swear these are THE BEST lemon cupcakes. The combination of lemon extract, lemon juice and lemon zest made for a perfectly tart cupcake that’s not too overpowering. 

Cream cheese frosting is, as I’m sure you’ll agree, the mightiest of frosting and I could eat an entire batch by itself, but it’s even better on top of these cupcakes. Sprinkled with a little lemon zest or a tiny slice of lemon, it’s pretty darn amazing. I also kept the cream cheese frosting on the fluffy, less sweet side so that it wouldn’t overpower the tartness of the cupcake. I think these cupcakes will have to be one of my go-to recipes in the future! 

Plus, how cute are those cupcake liners?! I’ve had them in the cupboard for a long time and I’m so glad I finally got to use them.

Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting | RevamperateLemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting | Revamperate For the lemon cupcakes (12 cupcakes): 

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature 
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pure lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk 
  • 5-6 tbsp lemon juice (approx. 2 lemons)
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest (approx. 2 lemons + more for topping)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with liners. 

In one bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. 

In the bowl of your mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and egg white and mix well. Mix in the vanilla and lemon extracts. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until barely combined. Then add the lemon juice, lemon zest and buttermilk until barely mixed. 

Distribute the batter between the lined cupcake cavities. Bake for 20-22 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

Let cool completely while you prepare the frosting. 

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 
  • 1 8oz. packages of cream cheese, room temperature 
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream 

Beat the butter and cream cheese for about 2 minutes until smooth and fluffy. Using room temperature butter and cream cheese will help reduce the lumps in the frosting. Mix in the powdered sugar one cup at a time, scraping the bowl in between. Then add the vanilla and heavy cream and mix until completely smooth. 

Pipe the frosting onto cooled cupcakes and top with extra lemon zest or a small slice of lemon! Then enjoy!

Valentine’s Day: White Chocolate Conversation Heart Candy Bark

White Chocolate Conversation Heart Candy Bark for Valentine's Day | Revamperate White Chocolate Conversation Heart Candy Bark for Valentine's Day | RevamperateSo what are you doing for Valentine’s Day?

If you want to have fun playing with chocolate and give your Valentine a cute homemade gift, this super easy conversation heart candy bark is the perfect thing to whip up. Chocolate bark is really easy to make and easy to customize, so why not make some with pretty much any candy in your cupboard, right?! Naturally, Valentine’s Day bark requires conversation heart candies, but also some sprinkles, and it really is just that easy.

Ingredients (makes 6 pieces):

  • Silicone heart mold 
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • Pink or red food coloring
  • Heart sprinkles
  • Conversation heart candies
  • Toothpick or butter knife

Microwave the chocolate on the lowest setting for about 45 seconds. Remove, stir and heat in15 second intervals until completely melted. Pour about half the chocolate into a separate bowl and stir in 2-3 drops of pink or red food coloring until you reach your desired color. Move the pink chocolate to a ziplock bag or piping bag with the tip cut off. 

Pour the white chocolate into the silicon heart mold as cleanly as possible so that it doesn’t splash the sides. Carefully pipe rows of pink chocolate over the white chocolate while both are still melted. Using a toothpick or butter knife, make lines perpendicular to the lines of the pink chocolate. As you run the toothpick or knife down the chocolate it will smudge. 

Sprinkle with conversation hearts and and heart-shaped sprinkles. Press lightly into the chocolate and set aside to cool and harden completely (about one hour). 

White Chocolate Conversation Heart Candy Bark for Valentine's Day | RevamperateCarefully pull the chocolate from the mold and package in little bags with ribbon to make a sweet gift for your valentine! 😉

5 Minute DIY Spray Painted Planter

DIY Spray Painted Succulent Planter | Revamperate DIY Spray Painted Succulent Planter | RevamperateIf you’ve read the blog before, you know the plants and I don’t normally get along, but I have managed to keep my succulents alive for quite a while now, which has a lot to do with keeping them away from the cats. I learned early on that Oliver liked succulents a little too much, and they were quickly torn apart if left on a low table. Even the ones on my windowsill are not entirely safe from the cats (nothing is safe!), but they’ve been doing pretty well regardless.

A couple months ago, I shared the basics for how to make a terrarium. After I made that post, I thought I’d take a second to share the 5 minutes it took to make my spray painted planter with the teal bottom. First of all, that funky little square vase cost me $3 at Michaels and I already had leftover Montana Cans spray paint from my triangle painted vase project. Win, win. I love cheap projects!  

DIY Spray Painted Succulent Planter | RevamperateTime: 5 minutes 

Supplies:

  • Clear shallow vase 
  • Bright color spray paint 
  • Trash bag or newspaper
  • Masking tape

I taped down a cut up trash bag as my base for spray painting. My neighbors must hate me for spray painting in the complex…especially when I leave marks on the pavement outside my door…There may or may not be some yellow and teal paint on the ground outside my door still. Oops…I swear it does wash away after a while though. But learn from my mistakes – always put down an extra large base when painting even small items. Spray paint travels more than you think it does! 

Wash the vase and remove any stickers. Place face down in the middle of the base and lightly spray the bottom of the glass. For something as shallow at this vase, I had to be careful not to spray too much, otherwise it wouldn’t give me the look I wanted. Since I was going for color that only sprayed about halfway up, I kept the spray paint can up high and did not spray the sides at all. Instead, I sprayed the bottom of the vase and let the paint splatter travel up the sides on its own. 

Let dry and come back later to make any necessary touch-ups. Then fill it up! 

Add your rocks, sand, soil and plants and top it off with additional rocks or other materials to finish it, and now you’ll have a cute terrarium with a bright painted bottom! Display in your home or give it away for a thoughtful gift. Mine has a perfect spot in my office, and the color matches perfectly with the brackets of our new shelves. Happy crafting! 

Orange Cream Scones

Orange Cream Scones | Revamperate Orange Cream Scones | RevamperateHave you ever tried one of the orange scones from Panera? They are AMAZING. They’re my favorite bakery item on the menu, and I’ve always wanted to recreate them because I don’t go to Panera very often. One of the my Christmas presents this year was a pastry blender, something that was missing from my kitchen tools, and it happens to be the perfect tool for making scones! Naturally, I made some orange cream scones as soon as I got home from our little vacation to visit family for Christmas because I was really excited to have the right tool to make them. (thanks Andrew!)

These orange scones are making with a large dose of orange zest and heavy cream (hence the name, orange cream scones). Think of them as orange creamsicles in scone form! They’re topped with a sweet orange vanilla glaze, which has more orange zest and really helps bring out the orange flavor. Once baked, the scones are perfectly soft and crumbly. Nobody wants a hard scone! Watch carefully when baking and you’ll end up with perfectly soft scones that will melt in your mouth. 

Orange Cream Scones | RevamperateScone ingredients (makes 8 scones):

  • 2 cups flour + more for work surface 
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold, cut into cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp orange zest 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside. 

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in one bowl. Cut in the chunks of butter and mix with a pastry blender until chunks are smaller than the size of a pea. 

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream and vanilla until smooth. Pour directly into the center of the flour mixture and whisk together as you pour. Stir until the dough forms (do not overmix). 

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and work the dough with your hands into a large disk about 9 inches wide. Using a pizza cutter or a large knife, cut the disk into 8 triangles, place on the lined baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly brown on the bottoms. 

Orange Cream Scones | Revamperate Orange Cream Scones | RevamperateGlaze ingredients:   

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp orange zest  

Melt the butter in a small saucepan on medium heat. Whisk in the powdered sugar and stir until it dissolves. Then mix in the vanilla and heavy cream. You can either stir in orange zest or use it as topping – I used it as topping. 

Once the scones are cooled, drizzle with the warm vanilla glaze. Sprinkle with additional orange zest if you desire. Let cool for several minutes (the glaze will begin to harden as it cools) and enjoy alongside a cup of tea!

DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes for Valentine’s Day

DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes | Revamperate DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes | RevamperateGuys, it’s almost Valentine’s Day! I swear time flies by faster and faster every year. Lucky for my boyfriend, I’m not obsessive over Valentine’s Day, but he and I agreed to celebrate our anniversary and Valentine’s Day as one happy holiday since we met the day after Valentine’s Day. Last year we went to Disneyland and I’m (fingers crossed!) hoping we can make it an annual thing. Life’s a bit tougher on our schedules these days, so I’ll just be happy to just have some dinner at home together (with some wine!) for a night without work or school. 

Anyway, today’s project is an easy one and one of my favs. Dress up a box of chocolates in minutes by making it look like everyone’s favorite Valentine’s Day candy – conversation hearts! These cute conversation heart chocolate boxes are as simple as cutting paper and picking out some stickers, but they’re really fun and make cute gifts. Plus, if your boxes are like mine, you can remove the plastic when you’ve eaten the chocolate and still use the boxes for little candies or wrapped chocolates!

DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes | RevamperateSupplies:

Trace the top of the box onto the backside of colored cardstock. Cut around the marks as carefully as you can, leaving about 1/4 inch extra so that the paper does not lie right on the edge of the box. Use the stickers to spell out your favorite conversation heart sayings onto the frontside of the cardstock. Then glue the backside of the cardstock (with pencil markings) onto the top of the chocolate box and let dry. 

Then, if you want to add strips of paper on the sides of the box top, lay the side of the box against the edge of the paper to measure the size and cut a long strip the length of the paper. Starting at the middle curve of the heart, glue the paper down and around the box, clipping any extra paper. Let dry and replace the box tops.  

DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes | Revamperate DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes | RevamperateThey make fun gifts for anyone, really. Naturally, I gave “BAE MINE” to Andrew 🙂 The others I gave to my coworkers. Happy crafting!