Saturday, November 1, 2014

Acorn Candy Dishes (from recycled cardboard)

It's time to start decorating for fall and these recycled cardboard acorn candy dishes will be a hit on your table!  Create these cute toppers in any size or color for pennies using twigs from your backyard.  Make a few extra and fill them with treats for the holidays. 
Have fun!

I use them on top of 99c store candles and I LOVE the way they look
Try mixing candles and candies for a fun table setting
Watch the video tutorial here!
Craft knife
Cutting mat
Glass dishes
Pinking shears
White glue
Hot glue gun 
Brown fabric or faux suede
 Cut about 15 1/2" wide strips of cardboard
Rub them along a table edge to give them a curve
Hot glue the end of a strip to a small twig
Wrap the cardboard around the twig to the end, tape on another piece and continue until you have the lid size that you need.
*Usually about 1/4" larger than the mouth of the glass piece you're pairing it with
Hot glue the end of the last piece on the coil
Gently press the center of the coil upward to create a dome
Paint white glue on the inside of the dome/lid to keep it in place
When dry, paint the lid in Burnt Sienna and then dry brush it in a Rich Espresso Dazzling Metallic 
When dry, cut out fabric leaves with pinking shears and hot glue them to the twig.

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