Easter is just around the corner, so I thought I'd share the how-to for this chocolate egg bouquet I made. It makes for a cute centerpiece and a yummy dessert or snack while kids are hunting for eggs.
Chocolate Egg Bouquet
Materials Needed: (Makes one medium sized arrangment)
bamboo kabob skewers (24)
garden clippers (optional)
colored tissue paper (2-3 sheets)
foil wrapped chocolate eggs in various sizes
pipe cleaners or flexible wire
basket or container
Start by cutting some of the skewers in half. This will allow you to vary the heights of the eggs. If you don't have garden clippers you can just use full length skewers and push some in further than others, but it is easier if you can cut the skewers.
Fit the styrofoam into your container. Cut your tissue paper sheets into four squares (or rectangles) each. Put a pen or pencil in the middle of each square and gently pull the corners up like you are making a folded umbrella. Squirt a little hot glue on the end and use the pen to poke the tissue paper into the styrofoam. Repeat with all pieces spacing them so that they cover all the foam.
This is like the greenery of your arrangement. If you want you can also use some easter grass to fill in bare spots and around the inside edge of the container.
Pile up a big blob of hot glue on the end of a skewer. Wait just a second to let it cool slightly, and then invert onto the bottom of a chocolate egg.
Be careful not to press the stick into the chocolate; you just want to hold right against the bottom while the glue sets up. Repeat with all the eggs. Let the glue dry and harden completely before arranging them.
Then stick them into the foam among the sheets of tissue paper.
If you want you can make little curly-q's out of bendable wire or pipe-cleaners and stick those in as well. Keep your taller sticks in the middle and use the shorter ones around the bottom and sides. Insert the skewers at different angles to create a round look to the arrangement.
I also tucked extra eggs around the inside of the basket.
It would be cute with a couple large foil wrapped bunnies in the middle too. Fun and easy, like all holiday crafts should be.
Thanks for reading.