5/15/07

Dabbling with artichokes...







Started messing around with one of my faux artichokes today, and instead of making an ornament for the Christmas tree or window, as I usually do, I made it into this sweet little basket with a twig handle. My cabbage baskets were such fun to make so I thought I'd try with an artichoke. It would make a great place card holder at a Spring dinner party or it could hold some candies or chocolates. ( My brain is in a "chocolate" mode today! )
After disassembling an artichoke (ouch!) , I painted the inside of a small papier-mache box green, then glued the artichoke leaves around the box in concentric rings. The handle is just honeysuckle vines cut into 12" lengths and twirled around a bit and hot glued in place. Couldn't be easier. Of course, I dusted it with a bit of fairy dust for that little extra something! Let me know what you all think...

1 comment:

the wine makers wife said...

I love the glittery artichokes! I can totally see a Duuglas Fir all "spruced" up with those glittery artichokes, how decadent. Fantastic idea!!