Celebrating my six-year Etsy anniversary, and a craft using Ferrero Rochers!
Today marks six years since I joined Etsy. Holy moly! Looking back at my first sales (and first crafted items that I made for Etsy), I can certainly see a lot of changes in techniques and styles, as well as the kinds of handicrafts that I have explored over the years.
Now my shop currently features earrings, necklaces, resin pieces (pendants, earrings, brooches, and a mirror compact), dreamcatchers of various sizes, greeting cards, money gift holder cards, and some scarves.
And now on the delicious second part of my title – the Ferreros!
I’ve been slowly preparing for an upcoming craft show, where I have sold for the last few years. A lot of inspiration comes from Pinterest, to help me think of new ways to use up my mountains of supplies. I have a TON of papercrafting stuff, so I’ve been wanting to find non-card ways to use it up. I came upon ideas to make favors for chocolates and candies, and thought that it would be a great idea. After researching certain chocolates, I decided that Ferrero Rochers were my choice; I like that they’re kind of fancy (LOVE that gold wrapping!), and I felt that they would make the nicest kind of sweet treat to give (my other idea had been Hershey Nuggets). And I love Ferrero Rochers, so if I have a few left over, I won’t be sad 😉
These will be perfect for stocking stuffers, gifts to coworkers/neighbors/friends, and even as a gift to guests at their table setting for your Christmas feast.
And now for each box…
The first one I made is a one-piece box which fits four Rochers, following the original post. The embellishments on all three were a hasty addition, as they were just prototypes and I only needed something to show the “top”. I added the little semicircle cutout on this one, to kind of show that that is the top lid.
This followed the project outlined in the other link I provided – but I made a few adjustments to the measurements of the cover, and I omitted the ribbon pull. It’s a little difficult to make the cover a size just perfect enough to fit the box snug and nicely, so I likely won’t be reproducing this version again.
I liked the idea of the one-piece box with the four-piece set, so I made my own version to hold two pieces. It *is* small, so it makes for fewer options to decorate the top. (I won’t be using those oversized circle embellishments on these – I do have smaller stamps to stamp directly on the box.)
I’ve decided to make the four-piece and two-piece versions; I may try to modify this one-piece box style again to fit three, but I probably won’t until after the craft show. I have enough on my plate at this time!
… and now I have an order of 96 Ferrero Rochers on its way to me now haha. I already have my paper cut out, measured, and scored for approximately 20 boxes; all I have to do is create the top embellishments and assemble! I’m a massive sucker for blues (and because I have no more red or green cardstock in my mountain o’paper) so I’m geared more to a snowy theme in decoration.
I don’t know yet if I will sell these on Etsy – but anyone who sees this post and is interested in buying some can contact me for details, prices, etc.