Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Easter Topiary Craft Decoration

  • 6-inch Styrofoam Ball
  • Foot-long Wooden Dowel
  • Glue
  • 6-inch Terra-Cotta Pot
  • Plaster
  • Easter Grass
  • 2 Layers of Tulle (1 purple, 1 yellow) or Acrylic Paint
  • Ribbons
  • Round Toothpicks
  • Round, Foil-Wrapped Chocolate
  1. Poke a 6-inch Styrofoam ball onto a foot-long wooden dowel and glue the ball in place.
  2. Fill a decorated 6-inch terra-cotta pot with plaster--first glue a piece of Styrofoam over the hole at the bottom--and push the dowel into the still-wet plaster. After the plaster sets, glue Easter grass on its surface.
  3. So the Styrofoam doesn't show through, cover the ball in 2 layers of tulle (1 purple, 1 yellow), which you can gather tightly around the dowel with ribbons (you could also just paint the ball with acrylic paint).
  4. Use round toothpicks to cover the ball with chocolates, poking one end into the chocolate and the other into the ball

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Lollipop Craft

  • Red and green construction paper or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Lollipop
  • Glue stick
  1. From red construction paper, cut out a heart that's just larger than the lollipop candy and glue it to the wrapper.
  2. For the leaves, fold the green paper in half and cut out a leaf shape, leaving the two sides attached at the seam.
  3. Unfold the double leaf shape, coat the entire inside surface with glue, and fold it back over the lollipop stem, pressing to secure.