This Week: EASTER EGG TROPHIES
Here's a way to add some height to Easter baskets or centrpieces. I used metalic crepe paper from Castle In The Air, that fades from copper to silver.
Get the artwork in the "artwork downloads" column to the right. Print it out on 4" x 6" photo paper and make sure the print size is 100%. You might need to save the file and print using a photo application.
And please, if you use my artwork, send me a picture of what you made, so I can pin it to my pinterest board.
FIG. 1 Supplies: Wire cutters for cutting the coffee stirrers, scissors, tacky glue, craft knife, and ruler. Metallic or other thick crepe paper, strips of green crepe paper. Two printouts.
FIG. 2 Cut around the artwork and glue a coffee stirer to the back. Trim the stirrer flush with the bottom.
FIG. 3 Cut three rectangles of metalic crepe paper 5" wide with the grain running top to bottom. The stripe trophy will be 3 5/8" high, the dot trophy will be 2 5/8" high. The argyle trophy will be 3 1/4 high. Cut green crepe paper into 1/2" x 5" strips, with the grain running along the 5" length. Cut notches for grass. Glue grass on the bottom of the crepe paper. Let it dry. Roll into a tube and glue. Let it dry.
FIG. 4 Glue the trophies to the front and back of the tubes. Don't put glue on the tops of the handles. Let them dry. Stretch and twist each blade of grass to give it character.
FIG. 5 Squeeze and bend a curve in the artwork.