Hi everyone, Dalis here! On January 6th, the Latino community celebrates Three Kings Day. It is the closing for our holidays. It is usually a very big celebration, but here in the states, it also marks the day the kiddos go back to school.
I decided to make some Three Kings Day goodies for the teachers that my daughter can take to them in the morning at drop-off time.
My little one has 2 teachers and I don’t know their taste very well, so I decided to go with chocolate covered cherries and a hot beverage mug. Either the tea or coffee lover can use both of those gifts. They are very simple to make and they look so fancy. I hope you like them!
The main attraction on these are the big flower or scalloped circle piece. They are pretty simple to make and I will explain to you in a few steps how to make these.
- Start by deciding the size of your piece. Mine depended on the size of my chocolate box, so I did my chocolate box first. I printed one of the wonderful pattern papers from “a fresh start” kit by Amy Stoffel and Jennifer fox. Using my cricut machine and the SVG file that comes in the “truffle box” by Geeky Diva designs I cut out the box and put it together. I measured the longest side of the box and that was the size for my scalloped piece.
- I create a digital square bigger than the size of the circle I needed that had the images I wished to use, in this case from “All is bright” by Jan Hosford. Next I printed the squares. Using my cricut with the “center” option, I positioned my blade in what I thought was the middle of my image selected the desired size and cut (in this case a circle) and cut. This “center” option is perfect for this since it uses the position of your blade as a center point and cuts your cut around that center point.
- The crepe paper scallops were simple to make. Turn your image around and using either tape or glue, start folding crepe paper on the border of your piece. The size of the folds don’t have to be consistent so don’t worry. Go around the entire circle and then cut off the excess of crepe paper. I used a dry brush technique with a couple different colors of metallic paint to add more interest to the crepe paper. Then, using some scissors, cut out some scallops.
- Turn your piece around and using the same folding technique, add some ribbon to cover the meeting ends of the cardstock and your crepe paper. You can add bling, buttons, ribbon or any other 3D effects to the medallion.
Here is a look at the adorable pattern paper I picked for the box of chocolate.
I also made one more medallion for the front of the hot beverage mug I mentioned before. I created a simple box and put the mug inside and then wrapped with tulle and added the medallion.
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