DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentine’s Day

2.09.2014

DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentines DayLast week I shared how to make some easy pastel-colored French macarons, and today I’m going to share what to do with the ones you’ve made. You don’t want them just sitting around, right? How about making them into something even better, like a cute little stack holding a message of love for your sweetheart? It looks adorable sitting on a desk, makes a great gift for children or teachers, and is quite easy to make as the clay is soft enough to poke holes into without power equipment. Here’s how:

You Need:DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentines Day

2-3 clay French macarons in different colors (tutorial here)  /  craft glue  /  card holder clip and steel wire (made from small alligator clip + wire, you can buy them ready-made in craft stores or on Etsy here, or buy the materials separately at the Home Depot and make yourself. There is a good tutorial for that here.)

How To:

DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentines Day

1. First stack a couple macarons together to see how they fit. Press the wire end of one memo clip into the center top macaron.DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentines Day

2. Remove the top macaron and screw the wire clip all the way through the center.DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentines Day

3. Retract the wire back into the hole a little (using a screwing motion so as not to strip the hole you made). Replace the bottom macaron in the stack and re-screw the wire downwards to make a mark in the bottom macaron.DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentines Day

4. Place a generous amount of craft glue onto the top of the bottom macaron, avoiding the hole area.DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentines Day

5. Align the bottom macaron with the wire at the indent you made, and continue to screw the wire down into the bottom piece. (Don’t go all the way through the macaron, just embed the wire halfway.)DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentines Day6. Press the macarons together to spread the glue in-between, and allow to dry. DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentines Day

Pretty easy, huh?DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentines Day

What could be sweeter than a cute little rainbow-colored confection, that is permanently enjoyable?DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentines DayHappy DIY’ing – and Happy Valentine’s Day! Love you guys!!

xo

Carly




Filed in: Crafts, Holidays, My DIYs

Tags: deko sweets, macaron, office, Valentine's Day

 

 

3 Comments on DIY Deko Sweets: French Macaron Stack Card Holder Memo Stand for Valentine’s Day

    • carlyjcais
      2.26.2014 at 9:28 pm (7 months ago)

      Thank you, Lauren! They’re so easy to make, too (and look so much like the real thing I often fool myself ;-) Then again, I am easy to fool with faux sweets.

      Reply

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