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Title: Easter Bouquets for Teachers
Post by: queenofdiy on April 11, 2006 01:57:36 PM
I did these easter bouquets for my sons teachers.  Surprisingly they didn't need as many eggs as I thought.  There are 5 medium sized (about 2 1/2 inches high) eggs and 17 small solid eggs in each bouquet.



and a close up:



Title: Re: Easter Bouquets for Teachers
Post by: TheRehn on April 11, 2006 02:28:04 PM
Wow they're cool - how did you attach the eggs to the sticks?


Title: Re: Easter Bouquets for Teachers
Post by: queenofdiy on April 11, 2006 04:48:08 PM
I cut out a square of cellophane then wrapped it around each egg then got florists wire to wrap around the bottom of the cellophane to hold it and then used the florist wire to hold it in the basket which had florists foam in the bottom.


Title: Re: Easter Bouquets for Teachers
Post by: Pinkaholic on April 12, 2006 03:30:06 AM
That's a really great idea, and so pretty  :D Mmm... chocolate. Also- how did you make the top layer of the chiffon or whatever you used go like that? Thanks :)


Title: Re: Easter Bouquets for Teachers
Post by: queenofdiy on April 12, 2006 12:41:32 PM
I cut squares of tissue paper and placed one square on top of the other but turned the top one so that the it looked like an 8 pointed star.  I then pinched the centre of the squares and wrapped wire around it - the same way I did with the chocolates.   So there are 13 maybe 15 of the double squares wired into the florist foam.

I got ideas from here:

http://www.flavorbouquet.peachhost.com/ct_CG_b_nuts__b_.htm]http://www.flavorbouquet.peachhost.com/ct_CG_b_nuts__b_.htm  EXAMPLE:

http://www.flavorbouquet.peachhost.com/ct_i1901-01.JPG

and here:

http://www.candybouquet.com/treats.html  EXAMPLE:

http://www.candybouquet.com/media/ClassicRoses.jpg


Title: Re: Easter Bouquets for Teachers
Post by: Pinkaholic on April 12, 2006 12:45:02 PM
Thanks for the explanation. I've just made a pink and purple one, I only did 2 layers of tissue paper. The purple bit is tissue paper and the pink is hard to explain. It's no where near as good as yours though  :D Also I used Terracota (sp) clay instead for the base to stick the sticks in.

Sorry for rambling on


Title: Re: Easter Bouquets for Teachers
Post by: queenofdiy on April 12, 2006 12:52:17 PM
That's a great idea using terracotta.  I used a plastic bucket and unfortunately it is very top heavy so you do need a heavy base.  WOW - you're quick.  It took me about 4 hours to do three of them.


Title: Re: Easter Bouquets for Teachers
Post by: Pinkaholic on April 13, 2006 03:33:00 AM
It took me about 45 mins- but like I said, yours is wayyyy better than mine, haha. At first it was a nighmare cos I didnt know what to use for anything, I tried blue tack for the base (geuss what... it didnt work) so then I had to go down to the shops to get some Terracota, and yayyyy it worked!!

Then I found out that if I stuck the tissue paper together the colour went all ORANGE haha, so I was like uh oh. In the end I used elastic bands (jeez I'm so original haha)

And then, I tried blue tacking the easter eggs to the spikey thingies. Yeah, didnt work too well either ^_^ haha. In the end I just poked them on!

I'll try get a picture up, I'm getting my camera fixed tomorrow so it'll probably be on then.

Thanks again for the idea, and sorry for rambling AGAIN, lol.


Title: Re: Easter Bouquets for Teachers
Post by: summerlyn on March 08, 2007 11:16:10 PM
That is so clever, i always wondered how they did those chocolate boquets.


Title: Re: Easter Bouquets for Teachers
Post by: FIFI on March 09, 2007 03:56:09 AM
this is really a great idea! It is beautiful and well, can you ever go wrong with chocolate???
thanks for this idea,
FiFi


Title: Re: Easter Bouquets for Teachers
Post by: AGFH on March 10, 2007 06:04:08 AM
Those are great!
I am sure they will be loved.