Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pull Tab in case of [Chocolate] Emergency

You know the kind of S.O.S. I'm talking about:  those nagging children issues and feelings that only chocolate cures! 

While the bag of chocolates sits in the pantry, package already torn open, ever so slightly, it is just too easy to sneak one piece here, nab one there, a few later, a few sooner...until the next time, when you find the bag is completely void of any chocolate remains except for the slight aroma of cocoa. 

"Who ate the last piece of chocolate?" she screamed, echoing down the long carpet-less hallway.  "Not me!" replied Thing 1.  "Not I," yelled Thing 2.  The dog?  Thankfully, not.  That could only leave one suspect:  "Yes, I confess, Mommy stole the last of the wonderfully decadent chocolate kisses once again."  [Sigh] 

Where is the willpower?  Where is the lock and key? 

The answer:  Create an altered art project.
Thanks to Erin at Making Memories, this project fits the bill.

All you need is a [small] can with a pull tab, a [Pampered Chef] can opener
and an UNOPENED bag of chocolate.
[The blueberry muffin is optional.  It tasted good with the juice.]

The first thing to do
is turn the can upside down. 

Using a can opener that doesn't leave ragged edges, carefully open the
bottom end of can and set aside.

Drink the contents.

Gather fun scrapbook paper and embellishments with a chocolate theme. 
For this project, I also used a tag punch, twine, stamps and a sticker.

Measure the circumference and length of the can,
adding 1/2" to circumference, allowing for overlap.
Cut paper and adhere to can.  Add additional paper if desired. 
I like polka dots.

Punch tag shape from solid cardstock.  Stamp chocolate sentiment on tag. 
This one reads,
"CHOCOLATE:  It's not just for breakfast."

Tie onto pull tab.  I used twine cord.

Using computer, print out
"Directions:  In case of sudden chocolate craving, pull tab."
onto cardstock. Cut out and adhere to can.

Add additional embellishments.  I added a sticker and ric-rac. 
Seal paper with Mod Podge.

This is the difficult part: 
Open bag of chocolate kisses [or chocolate of choice], and fill can to top.
Do NOT [let anyone see you] eat any chocolate during this step.

Using hot glue gun, adhere bottom end back to can. 
That's it! 

Only you and I will know how you got the chocolate in there! 
This makes a great gift, don't you think?
Pin It

I might keep it on my own desk
for emergency chocolate cravings....just in case.

Score:  A 6-Pack!

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  1. I am following you on the NEW LINKY FOLLOWER tool.

    I hope you will come follow me as well.

    Cheri at Its So Very Cheri

  2. Oh, that's SO cute! It would make a great giftable!!

    Adrianne at Happy Hour

  3. WOW...this is so cute! My sister in law is a huge chocolaholic and would LOVE this

  4. Excellent job! I love how they turned out! Thank you so much for linking back to me.

  5. yay - you made me laugh - i love chocolate and have been trying to convince my husband it is ok to eat it for breakfast.

  6. SO CUTE! I am now following you on Linky.I would love it if you followed me back. I really enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

  7. Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit and follow back.


  8. What a cute idea! Following you via LF blog hop. Hope to see you at Take Six. :)

  9. Such an AWESOME gift Idea! I am following your from the linky hop!

  10. what a cute ides!!
    I am a new follower via Linky Party Hop. I hope you will stop by my blog, say hello and follow me back!

  11. Sweeeeet! Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Sending Happy Weekend Wishes! xo

  12. Love this emergency chocolate kit! I found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Hope you have a chance to visit my blog and perhaps follow me back.

  13. Ha! I love it... i want to make one so I'm 'pinning' it for future reference. I'm a new Linky Follower... hope to see you over at my blog,


  14. What a fantastically clever idea! I so want to make one aslo, I can think of a few people I could give this to. I have also pinned for future reference :)

  15. Thanks so much for linking up to the Handmade Link Party on Summit Street! LOVE this idea --- so creative. :) pinning! :)

  16. Oh that is adorable! I'm your newest follower from the Linky Followers blog hop... hope you can come by for a visit!

  17. This idea is adorable. I will be borrowing this idea for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I love that idea. Thanks for linking with Cowgirl Up. I'm a new Linky follower.

  19. HI,
    I am happy to be your newest follower from the linky followers blog hop. If you'd like to follow back, you can reach me at

  20. So adorable and totally genius! Thanks so much for linking up at Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you next week!
    Amanda @ The Ivy Cottage Blog

  21. This is fantastic! Thanks for linking up!

  22. How fun! I really wish I had one of these right now! I am hosting my first link party today, and would love for you to link this up, along with anything else you like!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  23. That is adorable...when isn't there a chocolate emergency? Very Creative! Thank you bunches for linking up with up last week for Mop It Up Mondays at i should be mopping the floor! Hope you can join us again tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  24. Thank you so much for linking up to the blog hop! Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors. New follower. Yay :) Cheers!


  25. Stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show yous some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) VERY VERY cute idea!!! def love it!

  26. I LOVE this idea, you can do so much with the cans around any holiday or theme!

  27. Thank you for joining my first link up :) I have shared your post on my facebook page ( and on my twitter feed


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