Friday, 4 April 2014

Clothespin Wishing Well

Today, I’m trading in my apron for a smock. It’s Caker Craft time!

For most of us, spring means one thing: dusting off our Thighmasters and getting back into shape. But it’s also a time for foiled-wrapped eggs, gaucho pants and the enchantment of a moss-covered wishing well in the middle of a dewy meadow.

Here’s a wishing well guaranteed to give you hours of enjoyment. Alls you need are wooden clothespins, a baby food jar, glue and some moss. If you can’t find moss, just scrape some green stuff off old cheese.

Use your wishing well to store change or to house your sea-monkeys. If you’re feeling really creative, paint it with Liquid Paper. Make sure you put a clothespin on your nose before you do. Otherwise, you might start having hallucinations of naked Druids dancing around a Maypole. I’m speaking from experience.

Instructions:

Separate clothes pins. Be careful the metal piece doesn’t coming flying off. This craft is fun, but it’s not worth losing an eye over.

Next, eat a jar of baby food, but not the kind with beef and vegetables. Trust me, it’s disgusting. Clean out the jar unless you want your wishing well to smell like a real wishing well.




Glue the separated clothespins around the jar. Make sure to get the flat edges level so your well isn’t all wobbly.








Glue two sticks on either side to act as your roof posts.









Glue together four sticks. Do it again. Then attach the sides of your roof to the posts.








Now, make a wish and cue the Terence Trent D’Arby.

10 comments:

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    1. I don't understand this young person lingo. I think this means you like it, right?

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  2. Stop it! with how cute that is!

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    1. I'm going to have to come out with a clothespin wishing well calendar. Someone has to compete with those kittens when it comes to cute overload.

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  3. What can't you do, Brian! You are the Martha Stewart of the Caker Crowd. Wow, you've inspired me.

    Fab, perhaps I'll make a wishing well for my mom ( or myself ).

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    1. It's amazing what you can make with little pieces of wood. I'm already planning an Easter basket made of tongue depressors.

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  4. Ugh. That's so sickeningly cute I actually want to make one. THANKS A LOT.

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    1. You're welcome, Patrick! Just think of how much fun you'll have for the five minutes it takes to make it.

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  5. aww! cute! i'm kinda surprised there isn't a caker recipe that uses meat and veg baby food though :)

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    1. I do have a few recipes that call for baby food as a ingredient. One calls for apricot, I think. Way more palatable than veggies and meat.

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