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Milk & Dark Chocolate Easter Tree

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I thought I was being clever last week when I created this very real looking faux chocolate Easter display while Husband was away on a business trip. (Yes, he tried to eat a wood bunny when he arrived home, and yes it was funny). Turns out, the joke's on me. I salivate every time I pass the living room, and usually end up helping myself to the leftover Valentine's chocolates I hid from myself last month. This chocolate-themed Easter display is going to be the death of me. If you're a masochist like I am, and need to gain five pounds before Easter, read on to find out how to make your own chocolate Easter display...

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I tested a boat-load of painting techniques to get the most decadent milk and dark chocolate effect, and the best result also ended up being the easiest.
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For milk chocolate effect:
1. Buy or make some papier-mâché eggs (I got the medium and small eggs from Hobby Lobby)
2. Spray paint with five or six layers of Krylon Leather Brown Gloss paint. Allow 30 minutes of drying time between layers.

For dark chocolate effect:
1. Mix black and brown paint until you get an almost-black hue. I used Folk Art Enamels Licorice paint and Ceramcoat Dark Brown acrylic paint.
2. Give your papier-mâché eggs two thick coats.
3. Spray or paint the finished eggs with a clear lacquer to get that satiny chocolate sheen that makes your mouth water. I used Minwax Clear Polycrylic Protective Finish in satin finish (gloss was too "shiny").

And finally:
Hot-glue fishing wire to the eggs, and hang on your Easter tree.

I purchased my easter tree from Save-On-Crafts.com, and the faux chocolate bunnies in-store at Gordmans. The cute cream-colored satin bows on the bunnies' necks are from the 1/4" satin ribbon collection at Walmart.
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A very delicious Easter to you all!

13 comments:

Kacey said...

Such a fan of this blog! This is an all-time fav post. Thanks for the ideas!

Jess said...

AMAZING! u guys r so creative! <3 jess, a huge fan from South Africa

Lawyer said...

Artist, I'm a masochist too. I'm heading to your house to eat that tree up, bit by bit! YUM!!

Anonymous said...

I really love this tree. I will be doing one for my house for easter....

Tamsyn said...

This looks amazing! I'm going to try and do something similar. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah B. said...

Sooooo sooooo pretty, artist!!! I'm already working on making one for myself!

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for the report on all of the testing techniques you tried! Calorie free chocolate -love it. :)

Donna said...

I've been looking fo a way to make faux chocolate eggs. Thanks!

Karyle said...

That is so cute! You just gave me a brilliant idea for my apartments for rent in reisterstown maryland. I'm kinda worried about having an army of ants marching on my furniture.

Gale said...

My home in sonoran ridge apartments would certainly be a kid's paradise with this Easter decor.

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رضا رمضان said...

شركتنا من المتميزون في اعمال الاصلاح بدون هدم او تكسير من خلال شركة ركن البيت التي تقدم الكثير والكثير في عمل اللازم وتصحيح الاخطاء التي تسببها تسريبات المياه فنحن مثلا

شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجدة تقدم خدمة لعمل الاصلاح بدون اي خراب ونقدم النصيحة للعملاء بالابتعاد عن الاعمال التي تؤدي الي هذا الخراب فتعاملك مع شركة كشف تسربات بجدة لديها الخبرة الكافية تساعدك في الحفاظ علي منزلك كما اننا نتمكن في اننا سوف نرتقي بخدمة لاننا نقوم بالعمل السليم لها كما يوجد لدينا خدمات العوازل التي تمنع التسريبات من الاسقف لكم والحوائط والخزانات من خلال شركة تسمي الاولي في مجالها لذلك نحن نقدم شركة عزل خزانات بالرياض التي تعتبر في عل الخزانات الارضية من الداخل بواسطة مواد متميزة كما نقدم لكم شركة عزل اسطح بالرياض لعمل العوازل التي تمنع جميع التسريبات في الاسقف

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