DIY Doll Gold Chocolate Coins

Happy Friday! You know what that means. *grins evilly*

Time for the third craft of the Christmas Craft Collab with Light4theLord! She’s posting her craft tomorrow, so be sure you don’t miss out on that.

I’ll show you how to make these super delicious (WHY DID I SAY DELICIOUS HUMANS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO EAT THEM) doll-sized chocolate gold coins, and a goody bag to put them in, too! I know they’re popular around Hanukkah, but I buy ’em and eat ’em for Christmas anyway. XD

K.C. thinks they make great stocking stuffers for dolls and hopes I stop talking about them so I can actually show you how to make them.

How rude.

To make these faux doll-sized gold chocolate coins,

You Will Need:

  • nickels (1 nickel = 1 chocolate coin, so choose however many nickels for coins you’d like to make)
  • gold marker (I bought the gold Sharpies above at Walmart for two dollars, I think, specifically for this craft)
  • scissors (no 👏 cutting 👏 yourself 👏 with 👏 them like me 👏 please!)
  • aluminum foil (preferably not stolen from the kitchen without your parents’ permission 😬)
  • a bit of fabric (I just cut a medium-sized amount from an old red shirt; you’ll just need a small square each to make the goody bags to hold the coins)
  • ribbon (preferably in a contrasting Christmas color with the bag)
  • an adult’s permission to make something this awesome (unless you unfortunately take on after me and never ask for permission before making a craft)

Step 1

Put your coin on the foil and cut a square with large enough margins to cover it completely if folded over, like above.

Step 2

If you didn’t cut a large enough square, YOU FAILED. Keeping the nickel in the middle of the foil square, fold everything else back and press it behind.

Tada! The nickel doesn’t really look any different from its original form (unless you look at the back).

Pro Tip

Press and rub your finger across the front of the foil-covered coin so the coin’s design can show through more, like a mold.

When in doubt, listen to the paper.

Step 3

HEHE. Using your gold marker, color the front of the coin. I only did one layer, but you could experiment with two and you might get more color, but the coins looked fine with one.

You might want to do this on a sheet of scrap paper to avoid getting marker all over your desk. I never did this with my earlier crafts, which is why my desk is… colorful, to say the least. XD

Almost there! Allow that to dry for a few seconds so you don’t smudge it up with your fingers and get them messy. Like I did. 😇

Then tackle the back of the coin, which should look like this.

Pro Tip

Don’t run your marker over the backside of the coin like we did with the smooth front of it. Instead, gently blot and dap the marker on top of the folded foil to avoid tearing or messing up the fold.

Let the back dry for a few seconds, then move on to the sides.

Holding the coin down with one hand, gently color the sides (this is a little messy, so that paper will come in handy, otherwise you’ll have a gold ring on your desk).

Alternative Step 1

This is an alternative way to cover the coin in goldness, but the result isn’t as good.

Cut out a square of foil large enough to completely cover your coin if folded.

Alternative Step 2

Gently color the foil square beforehand. Avoid crinkling the foil, unlike me. Let this dry for a few moments, otherwise you’ll be getting your fingers messy… again. 😄

The blank spot in the corner is where my finger held the foil down because I was too impatient to let it dry.

Alternative Step 3

Fold the foil around the coin and press to attempt to make the coin’s design show through. As you can see, it doesn’t look as good, but you might find this way easier.


Step 4

Cut a square of fabric more than large enough to cover your coins if folded.

Step 5

Grab and pinch the four corners of the fabric square together with the coins inside.

Step 6


Bam! There you have it. I really like gold chocolate coins, and I eat them around Christmastime even though they’re popular for Hanukkah too.

(If you wanted to tear the foil and take photos of your dolls enjoying the coins, you could also color the original nickel with a brown marker. THAT WOULD LOOK SO CUTE IN PHOTOSHOOTS AND PHOTOSTORIES. I didn’t think of this until after I had taken all of the photos. Waaa. Typical me. XD)

Make sure the color of the coins is dry before giving them to your dolls. The Sharpie marker didn’t take long to dry at all.

If your dolls like different sizes of coins, you could also do this with dimes, pennies, and quarters.

I wonder whose stocking this is and who she’s giving the coins too! Hopefully it’s me. Hehe.

Actually, BAD IDEA. Don’t eat your dolls’ food, guys. I know it looks yummy. DON’T DO IT.

If you made this craft, I’d love to see!

If you send in any pictures of any CCC (2016 or 2017) craft to me at madison[at]powerofGOD[dot]com or Light4theLord at, you’ll be featured in the Christmas Craft Collab recap on Christmas Eve! K.C. would love to see any pictures of chocolate coins. 😉

Once again, be sure not to miss L4TL‘s craft every Saturday until Christmas! Come back Tuesday for part 2 of The Secret Santa Disaster, and don’t forget about the Christmas card exchange!

2017-12-09T15:56:41-05:00 December 8th, 2017|63 Comments


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    blackiesunshine December 8, 2017 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Gelt! Zissele! Du bist gemaken gelt!
    I know little to no Yiddish but yeah, you get the idea.
    I think. I might. Actually. Try this. (gasps) I never do DIYs or crafts but this looks like awesomeness. And it’s easy. And I have a gold marker. 😛

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      GELT. That’s what it’s called! XD I’m such a big dummy.

      GASP. If you do it, I WANNA SEE A PIC OKAY.

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    Jewel December 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    MAN! How do you think of these things?!?! This was a super cute craft!


    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm - Reply

      Aww, THANK YOU so much, Jewel!!

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    kaitlynrh1 December 8, 2017 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Great idea!

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    olivehiddenhollow December 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    So cute! Where do I get enough nickels though…..*sigh*
    We eat them during the Christmas season too! We usually get them in our shoes on Saint Nicholas day. 🙂
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    P.s. new emojis! My rainbow is complete! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

    P.p.s. I still use the purple one the most though 😉

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you! 😄 Bad nickels. Bad nickels for not showing up for you.

      HEHE YUMMY. That’s so neat!




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        olivehiddenhollow December 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm - Reply


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    agdolldreams December 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    YAY AWESOME CRAFT!!! I will totally make this and send you pics! AND YAY THE SECRET SANTA DISASTER!!!

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Ahh, YAY!!

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    Amie December 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Looks amazing! I’m going to have to try this one.

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Amie! I hope you have fun if you try it out!

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        Amie December 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm - Reply

        It’s an epic fail…at least the color of the wrapper! Maybe I should get a different color of Sharpie. But I had an amazing idea after I finished coloring my nickels. You could use a penny instead of a nickel since a penny’s already brown!

        • Madison
          Madison December 11, 2017 at 8:47 pm - Reply

          Aww, I’m sure it’s not that bad! XD Ohh, that’s an AWESOME idea! That’s so true!

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            Amie December 11, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

            I’m glad I had one good idea 😂

            • Madison
              Madison December 11, 2017 at 9:18 pm - Reply

              Hey, your ideas are awesome. 😂

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                Amie December 12, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

                Good! At least someone agrees with me! lol!

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    Allison December 8, 2017 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    These are so cute! PLEASE LET ME EAT THEM.

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! ALLISON NO THEY’RE NOT FOR HUMANS.

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    Katie December 8, 2017 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh! I love them! totally making them for my dolls stockings!
    – Katie 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you SO much! If you make them, I’d LOVE to see!

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    AAG December 8, 2017 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    EVERY WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS? YAY! I’ll put these in my doll’s stockings! How many should I make? 2 per doll?

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      YEAH! I think 2-3 per doll would be great, unless of course making that many gets monotonous, then maybe they’d only get one each. XD

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        AAG December 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm - Reply

        XDDD I am gonna use the play money from my old cash register though, because I need my money XD

        • Madison
          Madison December 11, 2017 at 9:03 pm - Reply

          I had no idea who owned the nickels, so as long as they weren’t mine, I had no problem using them… 😇

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            AAG December 11, 2017 at 9:04 pm - Reply


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              AAG December 21, 2017 at 9:59 pm - Reply

              Random question. When you stole the foil, did you say “I’m a ninja I’m a spy”?? XDD

              • Madison
                Madison December 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

                HOW DID YOU KNOW. XDD Just kidding. XD

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                  AAG December 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm - Reply

                  XDD Just watched The Goodbye over.

                  • Madison
                    Madison December 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

                    Oooh, how did you like it?

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                      AAG December 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

                      I loved it!

                    • Madison
                      Madison December 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

                      Hehe yay!

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    KaylynsWorldBlog December 8, 2017 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    This is such a cute idea! GREAT JOB!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:43 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Kaylyn!

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        Kaylyn Grace December 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm - Reply

        You’re SO welcome!
        Did you get the giveaway package yet?

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    Gracie December 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    How fun and easy! I imagine brown paint could work well to color the ‘chocolate’ nickel as well.

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:43 pm - Reply

      Oooh, very true! That’d work great.

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    Sara December 8, 2017 at 7:55 pm - Reply


    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:47 pm - Reply


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        Sara December 12, 2017 at 11:14 am - Reply

        MwHAHAHAHA now its 13 days now

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    Olivia Bell (aka Livy) December 8, 2017 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    These are SO cute! 😀 What a neat and *whispers* tasty idea! Hehe! I love all your Christmas blog design, very pretty! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      Not the tasty! 😂 Thank you SOOO much, Livy!! <3

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    Blue December 9, 2017 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Now I just need to get my dolls a menorah. Cripes.

    • Madison
      Madison December 9, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      OHHH! GELT. THAT’S WHAT IT’S CALLED. *facepalm* Hey, that’s what I was thinking too! I should edit my post and suggest that.

      I’m sure there are plenty of tutorials online for a doll-sized menorah. I actually think Doll Diaries might have one? You might check there! And I think AG just to have one, too.

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        Blue December 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm - Reply

        I should be able to make one. I think. I made a me-sized one today, that shouldn’t be so hard to make a doll-sized one. Unfortunately, they don’t exactly sell doll-sized toilet paper rolls. Which is what I made my menorah out of. Don’t worry, I’m using electric tea lights, so I won’t burn down my house. 😜

        • Madison
          Madison December 11, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply


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    claire December 10, 2017 at 8:48 am - Reply

    This is such a cute idea! And your pictures look really professional, too. My cousin adores American Girl dolls so I just might have to try this craft for her!

    claire @ clairefy

    • Madison
      Madison December 11, 2017 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much, Claire! If you do make the craft, I hope she likes it! (By the way, your blog looks amazing!)

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    Hannah December 11, 2017 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Good idea!

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    Kaylyn Grace December 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Madi! IDK if you saw my comment, but did you get the giveaway package yet?

    • Madison
      Madison December 11, 2017 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Hey, Kaylyn! I’m sorry, I have yet to reply to recent comments hehe. I haven’t gotten the package yet, but I’ll be checking my P.O. box soon–when did you send it?

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    meandmydogsblog December 12, 2017 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Aww! They look so cute! (if only they could be eaten….)

    um, I dont know how to find Light4theLord craft posts, did something happen?

    I can only find her 2016 posts.


    • Madison
      Madison December 13, 2017 at 7:11 am - Reply


      Visit Light4theLord’s blog, Dolls N’ All. You’ll see them there!

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    Xyra December 19, 2017 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Cool! Very nicely done/

    • Madison
      Madison December 22, 2017 at 2:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Xyra!

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