Bluebelle just stopped by Cupcake Cottage for a visit with Flossy, and the two of them are thoroughly enjoying their chat as well as the super-easy miniature brownies I made.
Mmm, yum yum yummy!
You see, I was recently looking for a jump start to my creativity after having a long break from making minis. I needed a simple, easy project that I could feel successful with and that didn't take too much time. I'd seen an idea on Pinterest for making dollhouse miniature brownies with craft foam and puff paint, so I decided to just wing it and give it a try myself.
And look at all of the possible variations on brownies that I developed! I made regular brownies, mint brownies, brownies with a raspberry filling, and even special Halloween brownies. Think of all the possibilities!
Here are the TOOLS AND SUPPLIES I used (from top left to bottom right):
1. Tacky glue or craft glue (I used Aleene's Original Tacky Glue)
2. 3D fabric paint or "puff paint" (I used Scribbles 3D Fabric Paint in Hot Chocolate color, available at Joann and Michael's)
3. Plastic pumpkin-topped toothpicks for the Halloween brownies, if desired (not required)
4. Good craft scissors
5. Various colors and thicknesses of craft foam or "fun foam" available by the sheet
DIRECTIONS for Making Easy Miniature Brownies
1. Cut craft foam to desired size and shape. For the basic brownies, I cut small squares of brown foam. For the other "flavors," I cut additional squares of colored foam.
2. Next, I glued the squares together, in whatever combinations I liked. Then I waited for the glue to dry (approximately 30 minutes). Skip this step for the regular brownies and go straight to step 3.
3. I squirted the 3D fabric paint on top of the foam and used the tip of the bottle to spread it around for "frosting." Tip: As the 3D fabric paint dries, it becomes darker in color and thinner. Make the "frosting" a little thicker than you want and wait for it to dry to your desired thickness.
4. For the Halloween brownies, I cut the pumpkin top off of the plastic toothpick and put it on top of the "frosting" once the "frosting" had turned slightly tacky.
5. Wait for the "frosting" to dry. That's it!
It was really easy, really fast, and really fun, and Flossy and Bluebelle say the brownies are delicious!
Maybe you need a jump start to your creativity too? If you have any questions about this mini tutorial, please let me know in the comments below, and I will reply. Hope you enjoyed this one! Until next time, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer