Simple Saturday-Cupid's Favorite: Hershey's Chocolate Roses

As we go through the steps of making chocolate roses, I encourage you to think of that ever-so-special someone that you are creating these for.  Think about the many good qualities your sweet one has. Think about the times that they made you laugh, helped you when you were know...all that lovie-dovie stuff. And if you do think about these things while we work together then maybe, just maybe, all of those 'love thoughts' will become part of this Simple Saturday gift you're making for them...Maybe.

Let's begin. Got the supplies? The Saran Wrap, the florist wire, the florist, tape, the Hershey's Kisses, and the optional silk leaf? 

Okay, tear off an approximently 6 inch piece of Saran Wrap. Cut that larger piece in half.

Next, place the flat sides of two Hershey's together. Your rose bud is beginning to bloom, my friend.

Cover the 'bud' with a piece of Saran Wrap. You'll need to gather a tail of wrap underneath the bud. Go ahead and twist that tail of Saran Wrap to make it look like the tightly wrapped end of a cellophane covered piece of candy.

Fold a wire in half (Hint: I used 20 gauge wire. Easier on the fingers. You'll see why in a minute. Keep thinking those good thoughts...). At the half mark of the wire, twist around the Saran Wrap tail. Make your wire twist pretty firm, as close to the bottom of the bud as you can. You don't want a wilted rose bud, do you?

Here comes the tricky part...the florist tape. The secret to getting the tape to adhere to itself as you wrap around the wire stem is to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the tape. When you stretch it, the tape gets sticky and gummy...good stuff for rose making. So, go ahead, stretch and twist, stretch and twist, wrap that tape all the way to the ends of your wire.

All right, if you want to add a silk leaf go ahead and do so. Secretly, between you and me, pal, I didn't buy my silk leaf at the craft store. I snipped mine off of a kitchen flower arrangement. Shhh. Don't tell.

So there you have them...Chocolate Roses! Aren't they gorgeous?

 Who did you think about while we made these? You know who I did? YOU! I thought about how grateful I am that you spent a little bit of a Simple Saturday with me! Thank you for that and bless you, my Simple Saturday friend.

Have a love-filled Valentines Day. Make Cupid envious!

Simple Saturday Prep: Hershey Kiss Chocolate Roses

Rather than breaking the bank finding ways to express one's undying affection for another, why not keep it simple? Let your beloveds know how much you care by making a tiny treasure, one that just night become a lifetime tradition. Make your sweetheart some Simple Saturday Hershey Kiss Chocolate Roses!

Here's what you'll need to gather up, my friends. You need florist tape (This stuff is a little tricky to manage. Don't worry, though. I'll show you some techniques for successful twistage.), medium gauge florist wire, Saran Wrap, and a bag of Hershey's Kisses.

For an optional accent for your Simple Saturday Chocolate Roses, you can buy some of those little silk leaves florists use for making corsages. They can be found at the craft store near all of the wedding stuff. But, if you're keeping costs low, in our celebrated Simple Saturday style, you can skip the leaves. We'll do just fine without them.

Now go out there and love it up! See you tomorrow, sweetheart.


Simple Saturday Sneak Peek - Valentine's Day Edition

Being that this week's Simple Saturday post is of the seasonal variety, I thought I'd give you a head's up as to the project we'll be making.

Before you go out and buy some expensive Valentine's Day gifties check in with me and I'll show you how to make chocolate roses!

That's right. You heard me. (Cue the sexy French accent) Chocolate Roses a la Simple Saturday.

Cupid ain't got nothin' on Simple Saturday Chocolate Roses.