The “I Dig You” Chocolate Bar Envelope

A chocolate bar is wrapped in an embroidered paper bag envelope to make a sweet and thoughtful Valentine.

To make this, I cut out an 8.5" x 9" sheet from a brown paper grocery bag and folded into thirds.

I Created a pocket by stitching together the sides on the bottom two thirds of the folded paper.

To stitch the sides together, I marked out my stitch lines with pencil, pierced holes into the paper and stitched the sides shut with embroidery thread and a needle.

To create the message on the flap of the envelope, I wrote it out with pencil first –

– Then (using my needle) I pierced stitching holes into my design, gently erased the pencil marks and started embroidering.

I used a back stitch.

I punched a hole into the flap, threaded a 15" length of jute through the hole, wrapped it around the package and secured with a knot.


  1. kersey  January 24, 2011

    this is awesome/perfect. thanks!

    • camilla  January 24, 2011

      Thanks Kersey – it’s fun to make! -Camilla

  2. katharina mark  January 25, 2011

    Love your work . I don’t have your email to forward my photo links.

  3. Heather @ REOlisticRenovation  January 26, 2011

    Easy cute project!

  4. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  January 27, 2011

    this is so adorable! I like this idea for a valentine from me to my hubby…he’ll appreciate the handmadedness..and it’s not too frilly! wonderful! thank you!

    • camilla  January 27, 2011

      Bonnie – I made it for my husband – with that same thought – it’s a cool valentine to give to a guy 🙂 Thanks, C

  5. kristin  January 28, 2011

    what a lovely way to wrap up a chocolate bar! no question about it…i’ll be making this for my valentine! thanks for so many creative ideas here!