While searching “21st birthday gift DIY”on Pinterest, I stumbled upon the below picture of a champagne bottle decorated with chocolates in the shape of a pineapple. I try to steer clear of the Pinterest projects that everyone does so I was super stoked when I found this project that I had never seen before!
I knew that I could put my own spin on it and my boyfriends sister would appreciate the thoughtful homemade gift for her 21st!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Ferrero Rocher (I bought 3 packs with 36 total chocolates)
- Champagne (or wine/liquor) Bottle
- Tissue Paper (Green and Yellow)
- Hot Glue Gun
Start by carefully peeling away the paper cups beneath the chocolates and disposing of the cups
Cut your yellow tissue paper into squares slightly bigger than your chocolates. Glue the chocolate to your tissue paper square and then glue the bottom of the tissue paper to the champagne bottle and hold down for 30 seconds
Continue this all the way around the bottle but make sure not to knock into your previously glued chocolates. Reglue as necessary.
Once you have placed all of your chocolates and the glue has dried sufficiently, pick away the glue strings that may be hanging.
Next, you are going to want to cut your green tissue paper to make the top of the pineapple. I did a pointy shape and fanned them out around the neck of the bottle.
I then tied a string tightly to hold the pineapple top in place
I added one more layer of chocolates on top and a “B” for some added flair
Be careful not to knock the pineapple too much as the chocolates will fall off if knocked too hard. I recommend letting stand over night and reglue any fallen chocolates, also reglueing and securing any that look loose.
Since this is pretty much a wrapped gift, no additional work is needed! I wanted to keep mine slightly hidden until we opened presents so I grabbed a bag that we had in the car which just so happened to be a Chicago Botanic Garden bag and totally worked with the theme!
Here is Mike’s sister with her pineapple gift!
I love everything about this project and is so easy to make – it took me about an hour to glue all the chocolates/tissues to the bottle and it is a project that you can watch TV as you complete. This is perfect gift for any holiday that is a little more thoughtful than just wine or chocolates! Send pictures if you decide to try for yourselves!