Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Craft of the Week: Muffin Bouquet for Mother's Day, May Day or Teacher Appreciation



Materials Used:
  • Tin can
  • Fabric (large enough to wrap can)
  • Fabric glue
  • Ribbon
  • Artificial flower petals, optional
  • Brass fasteners, optional
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Paper mini-muffin liners (extra)
  • Freshly baked mini-muffins
  • An orange (one that fits in the bottom of the tin can)
  • Green ribbon or yarn, optional


Instructions:
  1. Cut and wrap tin can with fabric.  See these instructions for creating a fabric wrapped vase for further details.  Decorate vase with coordinating ribbon by wrapping and tying a bow.
  2. Place an orange in the bottom of the tin vase. Insert blunt ends of skewers into the fruit to form the stems for the bouquet.
  3. If using artificial flower petals, pierce each petal toward the narrower end with a sharp knife.  Arrange petals into a flower and secure each bloom with a brass fastener (through the holes that were pierced). Place a muffin on each bloom and poke skewer through the bloom and half way through the muffin.  Tie a length of green ribbon or yarn around the stems to add greenery if desired.
  4. If not delivering the muffin bouquet immediately, remove muffins and store in a tightly closed container to keep them moist.  Reassemble the bouquet by adding the muffins shortly before giving the muffin bouquet.
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    7 comments:

    Trisha said...

    This is so beautiful! I'd love to get one myself. :) How much time did you allow yourself to make this?

    Aiming4Simple said...

    Thanks for the comment.

    Well, I did the bouquet project in stages. The tin "vase" probably took 15 minutes. The flowers took a little longer to put together and arrange. Maybe another 25 minutes? And the muffins could be baked while the stems and petals are in-process. I had all the materials on hand, which is a time-saver too. Most of my craft projects are done with components leftover from something else!

    I am hoping to have the pleasure of seeing my mom on Mother's Day this year. It would be fun to give a muffin bouquet as a "just because" gift to friends as well.

    =)

    Trisha said...

    Absolutely...this really would make a great "just because" gift. Wow...so less than an hour. That's not much at all when you consider how sweet this gift is.

    Suzanne said...

    Very cute! I'll have to remember this one!

    Hannah said...

    OhMyGoodness my four year old would adore this! It combines her two favorite things: crafts and sweets. And I've been feeling a bit short on craft projects with her these days. Thanks for the inspiration!

    kirstin & jordan said...

    This is so fabulous- what a terrific gift idea!
    We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up.

    Emily said...

    This is a great idea! My husband would enjoy getting this, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog!