Hello! I'm here with a cute little Valentine's Day project I made for Deena Rutter's blog - Chocolate Nugget Purses! You may have seen these around Pinterest, and not only are they adorable - they are E-A-S-Y to make! You probably have everything you need, except for the nuggets... I bought a whole bag for this project and by the time I made it, these were the only 3 left!
Step 1 - Set up your page. You will need 3 strips for each purse with the following measurements as well as any extra little embellishments. I used the heart and tag from the A Kind Word kit.
- 1 1/2 x 4 inch inner band for the purse
- 1 1/8 x 4 inch outer band for the purse
- 1 x 3 inch band for the nugget
Step 2 - Trim them out. If you use guides and set these up in line, they are pretty quick to trim out with a paper trimmer.
Step 3 - If you mixed your patterns, go ahead and lay them all out and organize them
Step 4 - Adhere the outer bands to the top of the inner bands. Wrap the shortest bands around the nuggets and adhere.
Step 5 - Take the purse bands and score them all at the following lengths and then fold.
- 1 inch
- 2 1/8 inches
- 3 1/8 inches
- 3 3/8 inches
Step 6 - Apply a small amount of adhesive the the second section where the nugget will sit.
Step 7 - Cut your ribbon 4 inches in length. Apply adhesive to the inside 1/4 inch strip on the band and adhere the ribbon.
(In the pics below, you can see that I used a scallop border punch on the part that folds over to make the top of the purse. It just gives a nice finished look to your project! But it is optional.)
Step 8 - Fold the purse up and adhere the flap. Then add your embellishments!
And that's it! Almost too cute to eat, huh? Nah - of course not! If you get a chance to make some of these, I would LOVE to see them! Just leave a link in the comments. Happy Valentine's Day!
Love and hugs,