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Bealltainn Crafts & Activities

Mosaic Garden Pot with Heart

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Materials Needed:
Aleene'sŪ Platinum BondTM Patio & Garden Adhesive

Bowl with water
Ceramic tiles, 1" pink and orchid
Clay Pot, 8"
Craft stick
Glass flat marbles, red and white
Glass nip cutters

For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

1. Trace a heart onto clay pot.
2. Glue the red flat marbles into the traced heart area. Let glue dry.
3. Glue the ceramic tiles onto the clay pot. Cut pieces if necessary using the glass nip cutter. Glue white flat marbles along top edge of clay pot. Let glue dry.
4. Use craft stick to mix grout according to package directions. Remove excess grout with a damp sponge. Keep sponge clean by dipping into bowl of water. Let grout dry.

Tussie Mussies

Tussie Mussies are posies of fresh, or dried, flowers that make delightful gifts. Collect flowers (dried or fresh) and herbs (dried or fresh) of your choice with reasonably long stems. Ideas for flowers are roses, lavender and daisies. Herbs can range from rosemary to mints. Prepare the flowers and herbs in a small bunch and wire them securely with florists' wire. Prepare a dish with about 3 tablespoons of orris powder and 1 tablespoon of cinammon powder. Gently roll the bouquet of flowers in the orris powder mixture. Use whole pieces of cinnamon (about 5 pieces will do) and wire them firmly among the flowers. You may add whole pieces of vanilla bean (cut into short strips of about 3 inches long) and wire them to the bouquet of flowers. Wire the stems of the flowers together. Cut a small hole in the center of a lace doily (or a frilly paper doily) and push the stems through the center. Tighten the center of the doily with wire to the top of the stems. Cover this with long flowing ribbons (satin or florists' ribbon) and cover the stems (cut off most of the stems, leaving only about a 5 -6 inch length) with the ribbons.

Beltane Wreath

the wreath(representing the Goddess) is placed atop the Maypole(representing the God) and usually made of flowers below are alternative ingredients to use to make your own wreath either for a maypole or to hang in decoration.

Straw or vine wreath form
Ribbons-pastels, rainbow, spring colors
Tulips or other Spring flowers

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