Tuesday, July 1, 2014
CIJ (Christmas In July) Day 1
Nice gift for the office
Chocolate Cinnamon Stirrers
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon-flavored oil (used for candy making)
24 4 inch long cinnamon sticks
In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in flavored oil. Dip 2/3 of each cinnamon stick into melted chocolate. Place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet. chill about 30 minutes or chocolate hardens.
Use cinnamon sticks to stir hot coffee or hot chocolate. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
Yield: 24 stirrers.
You will need a stencil brush, textured snow medium, twig basket (we used a 3 1/2" dia. basket), 43/4" x 8" clear cellophane bag, 18" of 1" wide satin ribbon, hot glue gun and an artificial holly sprig.
1.) Use stencil brush to apply snow medium along rim of basket: allow to dry.
2.) Place gift in bag. Tie ribbon into a bow around top of bag. Glue holly to knot of bow.
3.) Place in basket
I think I would use a washed out tin can and find twigs to glue onto the can.