Melted Chocolates with Edible Gold Foil

Melted Chocolates with Edible Gold FoilIf you’re looking to make your Valentine a sweet treat, what says I love you more than edible gold foil?! These melted chocolates are possibly the easiest dessert you can whip up and they’re equal parts delicious and fun. Here’s how:

Time: 25 minutes
Materials: melting chocolates, edible gold foil, mold, pan/spoon

Melted Chocolates with Edible Gold FoilYou can buy any color of candy melts you want, same goes for the shape of the mold. I found both of mine at my local party store, but Michaels and Amazon have a pretty decent selection. A heart shaped mold would be super cute for Valentine’s Day, and well, everyday if we’re being honest.

Melted Chocolates with Edible Gold FoilMake sure all of your utensils are dry before beginning. Water causes the chocolate coating to harden and steak. You can either melt your chocolates in the microwave (stirring every 30 seconds until melted) or with the double boiler method on the stove.

Melted Chocolates with Edible Gold FoilOnce your chocolate is melted, pour into your mold. It helps to run the back of a knife across the top to smooth the bottom of your candy out. Tap the mold on a hard surface to get rid of any air bubbles (important step!) and then set in the freezer for 10 minutes. Your chocolates should pop right out once you remove them from the freezer!

Melted Chocolates with Edible Gold FoilTo complete, apply gold foil to your chocolates by placing the sheet on the surface and smoothing with your finger. Easy as that! Store at room temperature (don’t put back in the fridge) and keep away from heat and light.

Enjoy!

Melted Chocolates with Edible Gold Foil

Melted Chocolates with Edible Gold Foil

 

 

 

 

DIY Valentine’s Day Postcards + Free Printables

DIY Valentine's Day Postcards + Free PrintablesNow that it’s officially February, it’s full steam ahead on Valentine’s & Galentine’s Day crafts at The Crafted Life HQ! This may just be my all time favorite diy season for a number of reasons. Everything is pink/red, covered in hearts, and you get to tell people you love them with a good pun. Oh that and the candy selection is always top-notch. Those candy hearts, am I right?

These DIY Postcards are the perfect way to surprise that special someone with a colorful mail greeting. AND it only takes a few clicks and cost less than a dollar per card to send! Here’s how you make them:

DIY Valentine's Day Postcards + Free PrintablesDownload the printable of your choice from this post, or create your own if you want, and head to Zazzle to upload the design. They’ll print and mail you the final version, cut and ready to mail. The paper is really nice (with a gloss finish) and is so affordable that you can send one to all of your friends, family, and current crushes.

Once you get your postcards, slap on a stamp, address and drop in the mail! No cheesy grocery store Valentine’s this year! Now, to the downloads:

DIY Valentine's Day Postcards + Free PrintablesClick to Download You Are Loved Postcard

DIY Valentine's Day Postcards + Free PrintablesClick to Download XOXO Postcard

DIY Valentine's Day Postcards + Free Printables

DIY Valentine's Day Postcards + Free PrintablesClick to Download Galentine’s Day Postcard

DIY Valentine's Day Postcards + Free PrintablesSo fun, don’t you think?! I totally fell behind on sending Christmas cards last year, so I’ll be sending these to everyone instead. Which one will you send?

All printables illustrated by Ann Shen

 

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12 Awesome Things to Make for Valentine’s Day

12 Awesome Things to Make for Valentine's DayOn a scale from 1 to 10, with ten being the highest, you could say that I love Valentine’s Day crafts an 11. Call me a sucker if you will, but I can’t resist it when everything is pink, covered in hearts, and revolves around candy. Plus the day is a great excuse to do something nice for people you love which I feel we should do more of anyway. Seriously, how is this holiday not multiple times a year? If you’re looking to bring a little love (and lots and lots of hearts) into your home, give these twelve projects a try:

12 Awesome Things to Make for Valentine's Day1. Wall Hanging by Sarah Hearts

12 Awesome Things to Make for Valentine's Day2. Washi Tape Heart by Homey Oh My!

12 Awesome Things to Make for Valentine's Day3. Watercolor Rose Sugar Cookies by Sugar Hero

12 Awesome Things to Make for Valentine's Day4. DIY Sequin Heart Marquee by Sugar & Cloth

12 Awesome Things to Make for Valentine's Day5. Clay Heart Earrings by The Crafted Life Continue reading…

10 Free Printable Valentines

10 Free Printable ValentinesAs tempting as those grocery valentines are, why not do something unique this year instead! These ten free printables will not only save you time (and a trip to the store), but they’ll also make your loved ones feel extra special. All you need is your printer and what’s not to love about that?

10 Free Printable Valentines1. Fruity Valentines by You Are My Fave

10 Free Printable Valentines2. Bubbles Valentines by And We Play

10 Free Printable Valentines3. Printable Calligraphy Valentines by Coco and Mingo for Lovely Indeed

10 Free Printable Valentines4. Printable Cards by Oleander and Palm Continue reading…