I picked up the Champagne Flutes at the 99 cent store and got two for .99.
At Wal-Mart The Chocolate Hearts were $1 a bag, The Suckers were 1.00 for 5 and came with a gift tag and bow already on them and the M&Ms were $2.50 for the big bag.
I had to vary the amounts of chocolate hearts and suckers depending on who I was giving them to and was able to create 10 gifts for about $12.00.
The ribbons and shrink wrap bags and equipment were things I already had around the house.
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Step 1: You Will Need
1 bag of M&Ms Valentines Colors
1 bag of Chocolate Hearts
Heart Shaped Suckers
Additional Items You may want to use:
Some ribbon, stickers or any other item you may want to decorate your cups
Gift Tags (Optional)
Cling Wrap, clear or colored
Step 2: Additional Equipment You Can Use But Is Not Necessary to Do This Project:
Heat Gun or Hand Held Hairdryer
Shrink Wrap Bags
*Note: you can purchase shrink wrap bags that work with a hair dryer and not need a Heat Sealer or Gun.
Step 3: Fill
Step 4: Add Hearts
Step 5: Cover
*Go to Step 8 for shrink wrapping.
Step 6: The Finishing Touch
Add a gift tag, ribbons, bows, etc.
Step 7: Finished Product
Your gift is finished and ready to go for a fraction of what you would pay to buy a similar item already made from any store. About $1.20 each.
Step 8: Shrink Wrapping
My Bags were 6 X 6 inches, I folded over one side at the 41/4 inch mark.and creased the bag.
Step 9: Seal the Side
Step 10: Notch the Bag
Step 11: Align the Bag
Step 12: Shrink the Wrap
Use a Heat Gun or blow dryer to shrink the wrap to fit your cup. Because you are working with Chocolate this is a delicate operation. Make short, swift passes pausing between each one to keep your cup from becoming hot and melting your Chocolate, rotate the cup from the bottom as you work.
Add your final decorations.