Fun Upcycled Portable Recipe Holder

This darling little portable recipe holder is made from an old brass candle stick holder and some clay! Its so easy to make and would be a perfect gift. Best recycle ever! ***CLICK HERE FOR FREE MATCHING RECIPE CARDS & MORE PICS***

⚫ Brass Candle Holder

⚫ Large Kabob Stick (To fit inside straw to give it stability. A very small dowel would also work. )

⚫Red Paper Straw

⚫ Small Clothespins. We used a 2″ size.

⚫White Oven Bake Clay (Bakes 15 min. per 1/4″ thickness)

⚫ Shades of Brown Paint for base (or the cone)

⚫Hot Glue Gun

⚫Rice (Painted to make sprinkles!) We used markers to color them.

⚫Clear gloss spray to give it a nice shine.
Roll out your clay.
Start twirling it around to form the ice cream.
Keep twirling so it first on top of the candle stick holder. MORE DETAILS & PHOTOS ON OUR SITE
Before baking it you need to push your straw down in at the angle you want it. You can also push a dowel down in if its the same size. The goal is to get a hole all the way through. Now bake the ice cream portion. For Fimo or Sculpty clay its 15 minutes per 1/4" of clay. We put ours in our about an hour.
Paint your candle stick holder brown to resemble a cone.
Glue on painted rice for sprinkles! We colored our rice with markers. (DETAILS ON OUR SITE.)
Paint the base of the candle stick holder white for the dish part.
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  • Kathy Simpson Kathy Simpson on Nov 05, 2016
    I feel foolish asking but how is the clothespin attached and does dowel rod fit thru straw? Thnx

  • Thevelvetpaw Thevelvetpaw on Nov 05, 2016
    How did you attach the clothes pin? Or do you just pinch the "straw" and card together? Or is it hot glued on?...

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