CRAFTS & DECOR
CRAFTS AND DECOR
3 DIY Ornaments Using Lindor Chocolate Truffles
Making these crafts could be the start of a new (and chocolatey) holiday tradition.
Placing a Lindt Teddy on a present makes it feel extra special. In addition to dressing up gifts, it’s also cute in a DIY snow globe or on a holiday mantel. Looking for ideas to decorate the kids’ table? Here’s an easy way to turn this gift topper into a centrepiece.
Try your hand at these Christmas tree ornaments made using Lindor Chocolate Truffles. Pick your favourite truffle flavours and spend an afternoon crafting with the kids or a close group of friends.
Lindor Felt Ornament
- Cotton braiding cord or thin string
- Glue gun
- Small ⅜-inch (1-cm) wooden beads
- ⅞-inch (2-cm) felt pompoms (white and taupe)
- Lindor Chocolate Truffles (we used Milk Chocolate and Peppermint Cookie)
- Cut some cord (approximately 8 inches/20 cm long) and fold it in half.
- Tie a knot at the bottom of the cord, creating a loop. Cut off any excess.
- Place a dot of glue on the knot and adhere it to a wooden bead (where the hole is). Hold together for 20 to 30 seconds until dry to the touch – do this each time you glue different pieces together.
- Place a dot of glue on the other side of the wooden bead and adhere it to a felt pompom.
- Place a dot of glue inside the tail of a Lindor Chocolate Truffle and adhere it to the felt pompom.
- Wait until the glue is completely dry before hanging the ornament on your tree.
Lindor Woodland Ornaments
- 1 hazelnut in its shell
- Fine-tipped paint brush
- White enamel paint
- Black enamel paint
- Hot glue gun
- 1 Lindor Milk Chocolate, 70% Dark Chocolate, or White Chocolate Truffle depending on desired colour of squirrel
- 2 standard size brown, black or cream-coloured pipe cleaners
- 1 brown, black or cream-coloured giant chenille pipe cleaner
- With the bottom of the hazelnut facing upwards, paint on the face with white and black paint, using the point of the nut as the nose.
- Glue the cellophane from the Lindor Truffle’s twist behind the Lindor Truffle with a small dot of hot glue and repeat on the opposite side.
- Place a medium dot of hot glue in front of the twist at the top of the Lindor Truffle and adhere the hazelnut head, face forward.
- Cut two ½-inch pieces of the standard pipe cleaner to make the ears and bend in half to create little points. Place two small dots of glue on top of the head and adhere each ear.
- Cut a 2-inch piece of standard pipe cleaner and bend into a U-shape to create the arms. Place a small dot of glue where the back of the hazelnut and Lindor Truffle meet at the top-back of the Lindor Truffle. Adhere the bottom of the U-shape with the glue and allow to dry.
- Depending on the desired thickness of the tail, cut a 10 to 16-inch piece of the giant chenille pipe cleaner. Create a loop with the pipe cleaner and bend into a tail shape. Twist at the bottom to secure the loop and curve the tip of the tail back slightly.
- Cut a 4-inch length of standard pipe cleaner to create the legs. Loop pipe cleaner through the bottom of the tail and twist once to secure the legs to the tail, arranging the legs into a U-shape.
- Place a large dot of glue at the base of the tail where the legs and the tail meet. Place the Lindor Truffle on the legs to complete your woodland ornament.
Lindor Christmas Elf
- Brown pipe cleaners
- Pine cones
- Hot-glue gun
- ¾” wooden craft bead
- Black felt pen
- Wool felt
- Small white pom-poms
- Paint brush
- Needle and thread
- Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles
- Start by making the arms and legs. Cut two pieces of pipe cleaner, each 4 inches (10 cm) long. Hold a pine cone (about 2 inches or 5 cm long) so that the bottom end points up. Tuck one piece of pipe cleaner between the scales of the pine cone, positioning it as the arms. Position the other piece as the legs. Secure both with a hot‑glue gun. Bend the end of each leg to make the feet.
- Next, make the head. Hot-glue a ¾-inch wooden craft bead (hole-side down) to the end of the pine cone. Draw two eyes with a black felt pen.
- To make the mittens, cut four small mitten shapes out of the felt. Hot-glue two of the shapes together to create one mitten. Repeat to create the other.
- To make the shoes, cut out four teardrop shapes from the felt. In two of the shapes, cut an oval notch about a third of the way up from the widest part of the teardrop. Hot-glue one of the uncut teardrop shapes to one of the notched shapes, and repeat. Hot-glue a pom-pom to the tip of each shoe.
- Cut out a rectangular piece of felt for the scarf. For the hat, cut out a semi-circle, then cut it in half so you are left with two quarter-circles. Form one quarter into a cone and glue the straight edges together. Use the end of a paintbrush to turn the cone inside out. Glue a pom-pom on top. To make the ornament holder, insert a threaded needle through the hat and tie off.
- Put the mittens and shoes on the elf. If the arms and legs look long, remove the mittens and shoes and trim the arms and legs. Tie on the scarf. Put a little glue on the hat to secure it to the head; it should pitch back slightly. Bend the arms up slightly and glue a Lindor Truffle into the arms of the elf.