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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sweet Shoppe Series Part 2: DIY Candy Initial

Posted by Lily Kay at 6:21 PM
Candy Button Initial

With Baby Z's Sweet Shoppe fastly approaching (next Saturday, YIKES) I have been crafting sweet projects all weekend long. I dont think I have ever been so surrounded by sweet things that I cannot eat. An easy project that I did last evening was this candy button initial for the mantel piece. It is so inexpensive and easy to make! 

I purchased all the items from Michaels. The wooden letter was $2.99 and they come in all different sizes.  The Martha Stewart Glitter Paint was just under $3.00 and the paint brush was $0.50.  The candy button package was $2.99 and I have plenty of them left over after gluing them to a pretty large letter. 
Martha Stewart Glitter Paint
The glitter paint is very thin and glittery. It took about 4 coats to get the consistency that I was looking for. Once your coats dry it is a really lovely sparkly finish. This paint comes in so many different colors so your possibilities with this craft are endless.
Candy Buttons
These are all the leftover candy buttons I had after finishing the craft. I didn't end up using the yellow ones as I thought they might not show up properly against the yellow paint.

I also picked up this photo/plate stand to prop my finished letter on. I think this also was just under $3.00. You could use candy hearts for this project as well. You could do the first and last initial or even all three initials. Its one of those projects that looks like it was harder to make than it actually was. You could use this on your dessert/sweet or gift table or use it to decorate a mantle piece as I am. 
On to the next craft!

View Part 1 of my Sweet Shoppe Birthday Series here!


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