photo chocolate_bar_personalised3_zps1602f6f4.jpgSometimes life can be sucky. It is cold, you love and get rejected, you try and fail and you struggle. Sometimes you go through a phase like this yourself, sometimes you see someone else go through something like this: either in a really big way or on a tiny scale. The amount isn’t so much my concern: you can’t measure suckiness and you shouldn’t want to. But: you can treat them in the same way, for example by a small gift to show someone you care.

Someone I know was going through something. So I decided to make this person a little something. I know it isn’t going to make all the ugly go away, but at the very best it is a tiny spark within a still grey day. And sparks are good.

Perhaps you know someone who could use some chocolate as well. And perhaps the occasion is not a sad but a happy one. Either way, this is a great simple gift idea for almost any occasion, cause let’s be honest: who doesn’t like chocolate?
   photo chocolate_bar_1_zps656ebb60.jpgYou will need: a chocolate bar, colored paper or thin cardboard, scissors, glue and a pen.  photo chocolate_bar_2_zps23469e72.jpgTake off the original paper wrap. Measure the length of the wrap and use it to cut off the same length from the paper sheet you will use.  photo chocolate_bar_3_zps8984a794.jpgFold your paper around the chocolate bar. Start with the end of one side on the bottom. I found it easiest to make a shallow fold around a corner first and then take the paper off and make a sharp fold.  photo chocolate_bar_4_zps9fbe4286.jpgWhen you finish all your folds, cut off the extra paper. Make sure to leave enough space to glue the two sides together later though.  photo chocolate_bar_5_zpsda33549d.jpgThink of what you want your chocolate bar to say and make a quick estimation of how the letters will fit nicely. In my case I chose ‘comfort food’, and divided the space in 12 boxes by almost invisible pencil marks to create some sort of guideline. Perhaps if you have a steady hand you don’t need this, but I know that if I don’t do this I end up writing very crooked and squeezing letters in between at the end.  photo chocolate_bar_6_zpse2a3fa56.jpgWrite your text on the paper with a black marker or pen.  photo chocolate_bar_7_zpsc2ae96d9.jpgTo make it look a bit more like a real font instead of just your handwriting you could make some parts thicker than others.  photo chocolate_bar_8_zpsbfbc8fe5.jpgWrite a tag line or sub text if you want to. This would be a good place to make your present a bit more personal. Mine says: ‘For ugly days, bad break-ups and mèh-moods’. Of course you can write as much text as you wish; use the sides and back, you can decorate and draw. I chose to keep it simple but have fun with it.  photo chocolate_bar_9_zps1dc78d02.jpgIf you are finished writing and/or drawing, glue the two sides together.  photo chocolate_bar_10_zps3913ad02.jpg If you would make this for someone, what would you write on it? Would it be something happy or sad?


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    Miss Jojangles

    May 24, 2013 at 08:40

    This is such a good idea. I’m so doing it as a gift for my girlies! xxx

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    May 24, 2013 at 13:28

    I like it! I did something similar, but nearly as nice, to my brother for Christmas. When I asked him what he wanted, he was being ridiculous and said “A chocolate easter bunny”. So I bought a bar of chocolate and taped a picture of an easter bunny on it! Not as classy or as kind spirited as yours ;)

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    May 24, 2013 at 15:30

    How lovely
    it’s so much the thought that counts about this too, handwritten, fun wrapped chocolate would make anyone’s bad day better

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    May 24, 2013 at 21:46

    This is a fantastic idea. I need to do something similar for many worn out mamas in my life! I haven’t visited in a while and love the new header and vibrant color – I’m always so inspired here!!

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    floating thru fields

    May 26, 2013 at 02:14

    this is a cute idea i’d definitely write something happy or funny
    chocolate makes everything better, what a simple way to make someone’s day :)

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    May 28, 2013 at 00:16

    What a perfectly simple great idea! I could totally see myself doing something like this for someone. Thanks for sharing this!

    Also, I love your guys’ Ostrich! So very cool. And he looks like something I would love to own myself–maybe in my backyard or something haha. Love it!

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      Magical Day Dream

      May 30, 2013 at 08:30

      yes. we have this amazing vintage shop with random objects in town. It is crazy expensive but very fascinating. They have dinosaurs and real size cow-statues, turquoise cabinets, a letter-press and old signs etc. When I was there I was also thinking that I wanted a huge sculpture in my backyard (if only I had one)

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    May 28, 2013 at 11:14

    So fun! What a great idea. Chocolate cures everything! LOL!! I have a few sayings in mind that I would like to try for my friends. Thank you for sharing.

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      Magical Day Dream

      May 30, 2013 at 08:31

      Fun! And it is adaptable; it is also suitable for birthdays, other celebrations, or just on a regular weekday just because :)


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