The following is a post from contributing writer Angie.
We all know that candy might not be the most stellar snack option around. One of our favorite candy treats, however, are the simple square dark chocolate goodies known as Dove Promises. They are rich enough that we don’t feel deprived if we only eat one.
Another thing that we love about them is that each chocolate has a foil wrapper with a saying on the inside. When we were having them on a regular basis, it became second nature to just read aloud the verse or inspiration that could be found inside. In fact, some of them we liked so much, we started saving them for some odd reason. When we finally had a stack of them, I knew it was time to either use them or throw them out. The project of choice was a picture frame covered with these candy wrappers.
- Foil candy wrappers (can be the kind I use or some other favorite kind of candy foil wrappers)
- A stack of heavy books
- Wooden frame (You can probably find one at a craft store for $1 – $3)
- Mod Podge
- Foam craft/paint brush
1. Gather all of your foil candy wrappers that you plan to use for your project, plus extras, in case of ripping. Smooth them out and place them under some heavy books. Plan to leave them there for several hours or, ideally, even a few days.
Once your wrappers are flattened to your desired point of flatness (some texture is okay), you can move on to the second step.
2. Remove any glass from your wooden frame (if it has any) and do a sample layout of your wrappers on the frame.
3. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to one area of the frame and work from that spot placing your wrappers. Continue to apply a thin layer of Mod Podge and fan out from that original spot. Work until all areas of the frame are covered, making sure to not use an excessive amount of Mod Podge, as well as to carefully smooth out the wrappers as you put them on the frame.
4. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the top of your work, once the frame has been completely covered with foil wrappers. Allow to dry until no longer wet or tacky to the touch.
5. Put in a favorite picture or give the frame as a gift.