These crystal doves makes an elegant centerpiece or mantle piece. This Christmas craft is easy to make and will accent your dining room beautifully.
- Two 2 1/2" craft foam eggs*
- Craft foam balls: one 5", two 1 1/2"
- Two sheets white tissue paper
- 8 1/2" x 11" white cardstock
- 5 oz. crystal glitter
- Four pearl head pins
- Two 2" white glitter snowflakes
- One 12"-16" crystal decorative branch
- Decoupage laminate/sealer*
- Craft foam glue
- Craft knife, paintbrush, pencil, scissors, and toothpicks
Use craft knife to cut off 1/3 of 5" ball. Also cut one thin slice
from each small ball. Discard slices.
bird bodies. Insert a toothpick between one egg and flat edge of one small
ball. Apply glue and press together. Repeat for second body.
tissue into small pieces. Brush decoupage medium on one foam body to
completely coat it. Cover body with tissue pieces. Brush second coat of
decoupage medium all over body. Sprinkle with glitter while still wet. In
same way, cover second body and the large ball for the base.
details. Cut beak, wing, and tail pattern pieces from cardboard (see link
to pattern above). Brush coat of decoupage medium on one side of each
piece. Sprinkle with glitter. When dry, repeat for other side.
Cut small slit in tail end of each body. Glue tail into slit. Glue wings
to sides of birds.
eyes, insert two pearl head pins into each head. Fold beaks and glue to
front of bird heads.
Insert branch into ball base. Glue one bird onto branches. Glue second
bird to base of branch. Glue snowflakes to ball base.