Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Look at these little gems!
As I have said before I am in love with vintage buttons, especially anything in Bakelite, like so many things they don't make them like they used to, so consequently I find myself being drawn away from the every day variety and only choose the lovely sweets like the ones I have recently found to add to my stash. If you are drooling as much as I am, you truly are a kindred spirit.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Every year at Christmas I make something enticing to place on my table for my guests, this year I decided to make paper cone shaped Bon Bons filled with extra special treats. They look gorgeous all together on the table and are received with much gratitude.
I thought it would be nice to share with you what I have come up with, they are very simple and easy to make and it is a great excuse to work with some of the wonderful scrapbooking gems that are available out there.
All my supplies came from my local store and are quite commonly available.
I have chosen card stock in Christmas Red, White and Aqua Blue colour palette for this project. When making rosettes choose randomly from these.
1 sheet of thick paper with a glittered finish
Pearly sticky dots in red and aqua (I used Kaiser Pearls)
50cm (10inches) metallic yarn in red and aqua (I used Celebrate)
30cm (12 inches) Disposable piping bags one per Bon Bon (Wilton Piping Bags www.wilton.com)
1cm square double sided mounting squares
1/2cm wide double sided tape (I used X-press IT)
glue stick, craft glue, scissors, pencil, awl (or small hole, hole punch)
Ribbon (I used Celebrate)
To obtain the Cherry Bon Bon pattern click here.
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Step One - Making the Rosettes
Cut one large flat circle from card stock,
Cut one small flat circle from scrapbooking paper with a glittered finish,
Cut one fluted shape from card stock
Using the mounting doublesided tape, stack all three shapes on top of each other making sure they are centred. The large circle at the bottom the fluted in the centre and the glittered small circle on the top.
Stick a pearly sticky dot in the centre of the glittered circle, lay aside for now.
Step Two - Making the Cone
Trace one cone shape to the reverse side of the card stock and cut out.
Trace the fluted edge on the reverse side of a contrast card stock and carefully cut out.
Using a glue stick, stick the fluted shape to the top curved edge of the cone shape, allow to dry well.
Lay the pattern piece on top of the cone shape and mark with a pencil the hole placement, punch out the hole with an awl or small hole punch.
Stick a length of double sided tape down one straight side of the cone shape.
Using the glue stick tube, ease the cone shape around it to start to form the curve of the cone, remove the backing paper from the double sided tape and stitck both straight edges together, easing as you go, you may need a small dab of glue at the bottom to hold. This step may take some time but is worth patience. This will be the back of your Bon Bon.
Step Three - Putting it all Together
Cut the 50cm piece of the metallic yarn in half and thread one piece through one of the holes and tie a knot in the end on the outside of the cone, repeat with the other hole. Tie the two raw ends of the yarn in a bow.
Stick a pearly sticky dot in place in each of the ‘valleys’ of the fluted top, all the way around the cone.
Place a dab of glue to the back of your rosette and stick to the top left hand side of your cone.
Trim down a disposable piping bag so it is approx 25cm (10 inches) from top to tip.
Fill with sweets of choice, twist the top and tie with a length of matching ribbon.
Place your sweets in your Bon Bon ready for your guests!
These also make great "Thank You" gifts for a little one's parties!