Funnel Treat Holders
- White plastic funnels
- Wooden circle, 2-1/2” or 3-1/2”
- Coordinating patterned paper scraps
- Americana acrylics (DecoArt): soft black; olive green; snow white
- Sheer picot-edged ribbon or pearl trim, 1 yd.
- Assorted embellishments of choice (vintage buttons, plastic leaves, sheet moss, etc.)
newspaper (to cover work surface)
- Holiday sentiment rubber stamps of choice
- Black pigment ink
- Fluid chalk ink pads (Clearsnap): red; deep green
- Foam brush
- Sanding block
- Wax candle
- Drill and 1/16” bit
- Aleene’s (iLoveToCreate): original tacky glue; collage page
- 1. Paint wooden circle soft black. When dry, randomly rub surface with wax candle. Paint olive green or snow white. Lightly sand surface to reveal distressed finish.
- 2. Stamp sentiment in center of circle. Apply colored ink to edges.
- 3. Place a 5” square of white paper on funnel so edges of scrap touch edges of plastic “seamed” areas on one part of funnel. Indent edges of paper with fingers to create a template from seamed edges. Mark edges with pencil and cut out. Use this as a template to cut pieces from patterned papers to cover each seamed area. Trace template on wrong side of patterned papers and cut out.
- 4. Use foam brush and dècoupage medium to adhere patterned paper pieces to funnels in alternating patterns. Glue ribbon to top of seams in between paper sections. Use 8” ribbon length or sheet moss to wrap bottom spout.
- 5. Drill two holes at sides of funnel for hanger. Cut 9” length from ribbon and insert ends, knotting behind each hole to secure for hanger. Drill hole in top front of wooden circle. Cut 6” length from ribbon, thread through circle hole and tie around funnel for detachable ornament. Glue buttons or other embellishments to wooden circles on funnel. Fill funnels with treats and hang on back of chairs at dining table or on a neighbor’s door.
by Melony Bradley