Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Romantic Candy Dish

I'm going to try this! I think it's very cute!!!

Romantic Candy Dish

By Recycled Crafts Contributor, Anitra from the blog “Coffee Pot People”.

Valentine’s Day is nearly here, heralded by everything frou-frou and sweet. Let’s play on that and create a romantic candy dish!

You won’t need much to make one:

  • an old martini or wine goblet
  • sheet music (Old piano books are good for this.)
  • bits of ribbon and trim
  • a piece or two of old jewelry
  • a tiny silk flower or two
  • decoupage medium, or other glue that dries clear

Prepare the martini glass by cleaning it to remove any grease or fingerprints. Cut your sheet music into small pieces, looking for titles that strike a romantic note. (I found one that said ‘Prankish’, and another with the sub-title, ‘Not too fast, and even-tempered’.)

Use the decoupage medium or glue to layer the music all over the outside of the martini glass’ bowl, overlapping to cover it entirely. Don’t worry if you have pieces and corners extending over the edge, because…

When the music paper is dry, trim close to the edge.

Trim the upper and lower edges with pretty braid or ribbon. At the top of the stem, tie a bow with narrow ribbon, and glue a tiny flower or two to the knot.

Where the ends of your braid come together on the top edge, glue bits of old jewely to decorate.

Fill with candy, and enjoy!

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