Everyone loves chocolates!! Lets make a bouquet of one today :)
You can either make just one chocolate flower or a complete bouquet!
Step 1: What You Need ...
- Assorted colors rice papers (recommended: White, green, yellow, pink). You can get either sheets or get ready cut squares of about 6 inch size. If you find it difficult to find rice paper, you can use kite paper or any paper translucent enough to give that "flowery" look :)
- Wrapping transparent plastic sheet
- Plain skewer stick - 12 inch, about 20 pieces
- Decorative satin ribbon
- Quilling paper strips, about 2 to 3 strips
- ... and of course, chocolate! Shown here is Ferrero Rocher Dark Chocolates.
- Transparent sticking tape
- White PVA glue (not shown in the photo)
- Steel ruler
- Paper cutter*
*Note: Please use sharp tools carefully. They can cause injury if not used properly!
Step 2: Making the Squares!
This step is optional if you get ready made square rice papers.
Make as many squares, as many "flowers" you wish to have in your bouquet.
1. On your sheet of rice paper, mark off 6 inches (about 15 cm) squares using pencil and ruler.
2. Using the paper cutter (or scissors) carefully cut off the squares of rice papers. I personally prefer the ruler and cutter method because it gives straight cuts in relatively short time.
3. Repeat the procedure for each of the sheets.
Step 3: Wrap the Chocolate!
Carefully pick up the chocolate and place it in the center of the transparent plastic wrapping paper
Step 4: Wrap the "wrapping" Paper
Using your fingers, wrap the transparent plastic wrapping paper around the chocolate.
Step 5: Assemble the Skewer Stick
Hold the skewer stick in the center and wrap the plastic sheet around it
Step 6: Tape It!
Wrap a piece of sticking tape such that the plastic sheet and stick are held together.
Step 7: Pink Square
Take the sheet of pink rice paper, and fold it about 3rd of its length as shown
Step 8: Wrapping the Paper
Pick up the assembly of chocolate-on-a-stick and wrap the pink paper folded in the previous step. Do it such that it forms a sort of cone.
Step 9: Making the Petals
When you are satisfied, stick the paper so that it is secured.
Step 10: White Paper
Similarly, take the white paper and wrap it around the previous pink layer.
Step 11: Finishing the Flower!
Once you stick, let the glue dry
Make another chocolate flower using same method :)
Step 12: Bunch!
Pick up a bunch of the flowers and hold firmly in your hand
Bunch together the flowers so that they have varying colors.
Step 13: Taping the Bunch
Using transparent sticking tape, stick the bunch together. Apply sufficient tape so that it holds all the flowers together!
TIP: If you feel that too many flowers are difficult to handle at once, tape 2 or 3 of them together. Keep on adding more till all the flowers are taped together.
Step 14: Your Bunch Is Ready!
Once your bunch is ready, apply some more tape at the bottom to secure all the flowers together.
Step 15: Wraping It Up
Take the pink wrapping paper and cut a square of about 30 inches from it
Step 16: Glue the Wrapping Paper
Roll the paper around into a cone as shown and stick any two adjacent edges
Step 17: Let the Glue Dry
Once the glue is dry, the wrapping cone is ready!
Step 18: Wrap the Bouquet
Insert the bouquet in the wrap prepared and paste it.
Step 19: Leaves: Take the Green Square and Fold
Take the green rice paper square and fold it at about 3rds as shown
Step 20: Fold More...
Fold the paper into thirds so as to make kite shaped leaves.
You dont have to be very careful here. Aim at making the tips of the leaves stick out.
Step 21: Stick the Leaves
Stick the leaves you made in the previous steps inside the wrapping paper cone.
You can stick the leaves to bouquet, but the leaves wrinkle if when inserting the bouquet into the cone.
Complete the circle of leaves.
Step 22: Putting It All Togther
Insert the bunch of flowers into the wrapping paper inlaid with leaves.
Step 23: Make Festoons! Quilling Strips
Take two pieces of quilling strips, each of about 10 inch long.
Step 24: Wrap the Quilling Paper
Wrap the quilling strip on a pen refill loosely
Step 25: Adding a Bow
You can make a simple bow, shown in this instructable, to decorate the bouquet.
Step 26: Finish!
Paste the quilling strips festoons in between the flowers to complete the boquet
Step 27: Gift!
Gift it to your friend :)