Happy Saturday everyone. As temperatures drop and the holidays approach it's hot cocoa season!
This miniature hot cocoa bar started with a GSL Workshop Table 1:12 This table works really well because it has three separate horizontal spaces to place the tiny bits on. There is the top shelf that fits right into the back wall of the unit, another lower shelf that fits between the side supports and a nice large main work space. Tacky glue is used to assemble the entire piece.
The next piece I worked with was the GSL Mini Picnic Basket 1:12 Scale, available from Alpha Stamps. The basket's weave comes from sections that are stacked and glued together. It comes with handles which I chose not to use for this project. Once assembled I painted the basket brown.
Since this is a winter time project, I chose one of the GSL Icicles Roof and Window Trims also available at Alpha Stamps and painted it with white acrylic paint.
It fits perfectly on the front of the table.
Every hot cocoa bar needs marshmallows! Mine were made from white polymer clay.
Once baked, I put them in a small glass jar embellished with baker's twine. I also filled one with peppermint polymer clay cane slices.
Another element of the cocoa bar is a tiny GSL 1 to 12 Gingerbread House.
After assembling and painting, I decorated it with polymer clay candy slices.
Here's how it came together. In addition to the marshmallows and peppermints, I made a few sugar sprinkle spoons from wood stirrers and microbeads. The cinnamon sticks are curls of polymer clay, the donuts are made from paperclay and the cocoa is resin colored with acrylic paint.
Joining the gingerbread house on the bottom shelf are a small snowy tree and a pair of mittens made of felt.
Happy holidays, everyone!
GSL Products Used
Other Products Used
Polymer clay cane slices
Miniature dishes & bottles