Monday, March 17, 2008

Papier... what????

I thought I would share with you the little project we are working on this week... it isn't done, but I figured someone might be inspired by it and had I waited... it might be too late for them to do it too.

So what is it.......... a TOMB! The boys and I are building a tomb to sit on our table as the center piece for Easter.

Supplies (that I used):
Floral Stem Wire
Floral Wire
Wire Mesh (for clay sculpting)
Cake Cardboard
Wire Clippers
Papier Mache Mix (I made my own, just found a recipe online)

I used the stem wire as the main structural form. It is thicker than regular floral wire (on a spool). Then I cut long strips of the wire mesh to cover the stem wire. I used the thinner floral wire to connect all the joints and mesh together... twist tie style.

To attach the main structure to the cardboard I simply pushed the stem wire down the the cardboard and taped it down. Originally I that I wanted to have a free standing tomb, but decided for the overall integrity of the structure it needed to be fully attached. Here's the wire tomb. Tomorrow the papier mache will be added, and hopefully if all goes well by Wednesday we will be able to paint it!


La Familia said...

Cool! I'll be filing this one away for next year.

Michelle said...

What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

dee said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Dee