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Mistletoe That Lasts Forever
Who doesn't love the opportunity to get your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife, under the infamous mistletoe? A chance to be romantic, clever or sneaky, and guide them right under that green sprig with pretty red berries...
I know it's a dying fad in some homes, but this year... I've decided to bring it back! I will be hanging a handmade mistletoe in our dining room, where my husband and I pass at least once a day. This should guarantee me at least a few kisses!
Are you ready to add a little excitement to your house? Grab a cup of coffee and follow me to the studio!This is a really easy project, and you could even let the kids help. You only need a few items to make a mistletoe sprig, and here is the list.
A slab of clay roughly 1/8” thick
- Leaf cookie cutter
- Hollow tube for making the berries
- Hole making tool
- Mayco Softees Acrylic Paint or spray paint
- A few paint brushes
- Fishing string
The first thing we want to do is cut out a few leaves. I’m cutting out nine for this project, but most likely won’t need them all. It’s good to make a few extra just in case.
(I’m using a syringe barrel from my local farm supply store)
- Use an underglaze on the green and red pieces before firing or
- Bisque fire and glaze or
- Glaze to maximum cone and paint with Mayco Softees Acrylic Paint, or a spray paint
After finishing the pieces the way you choose, the only thing left to do is put the pieces together, hang the mistletoe, and wait for that first kiss! I know I can’t wait!