March 9, 2010

Playing...

"It is a happy talent to know how to play."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson



My craft room has become a wonderful excuse to have toys and art supplies out and USED all the time.

You just can't be sad in this room.

Are you ready to play? I promised to show you how to make two different versions of my Easter candy cups and here they are.

Version 1


These blue/white checked cardboard boxes were purchased at the Dollar Tree in a bundle of eight. They were with the baby shower supplies.


All I did was cut off the top cardboard enclosures and added a crepe paper ruffle glued along the inside edge.

I then glued ric-rac along the front edge and a vintage Easter decoration on the front. I used tacky glue and it held everything very quickly in place.


Version 2

These candy cups were purchased from my grocery store in the baking aisle. All I did was put a line of tacky glue around the center of the cup and pleated crepe paper around the cup, pressing the crepe paper folds onto the glue.

I added a line of glue near the bottom of the cup and placed my ric rac on top of the glue to give the cup a finished look.


I added another vintage Easter image to the center to finish it off.


These candy cups would even be cute at a baby shower, wedding shower, or at a birthday party.

I used a scanner on a few of my favorite Easter children's books for the images, but you can do a general search on the internet for vintage Easter cards and come up with all kinds of images to print. You could even decorate your cups with Easter stickers. I think I might just need to go buy some Easter chocolates now that my cups are ready.

Happy Crafting!!

10 comments:

Shanna said...

cute cute cute!!! I wondered where you got those adorable vintage bunny and chick photos. I have mine that came in the package on my Easter tree :) You can bet that I will be making copies of it and putting them on baskets!

Nikki said...

Cute, cute, cute!!
Can I come play?

Kim said...

Toooo cute..
Have a great evening..
love the room.. keeps getting cuter and cuter...

Courtney said...

Cute stuff. I am glad to see you are putting that craft room to good use.

Jodee Leader said...

I am constantly drooling over your craft room! I wish I had your creative bone!

Mike and Barb said...

Just don't know WHEN you find time for this *sigh*
Barb

Colleen said...

I love your blog...you are so talented!!! Thank you : )

Karin said...

Those are SO cute! And now I am hungry for some good chocolate (which the kids ate and now there is nothing left...wah).

Steffie B. said...

we want to come play and do arts and crafts at YOUR house! ;)

Anonymous said...

Any reason for chocolate!
Sherry