FAUX CINNAMON BUNS
1 yd. Muslin
Ground Cinnamon or All Spice
Matte Mod Podge
Wax Paper or Freezer Paper
3-4 plastic cups & spoons
Beige colored thread
Antique White craft paint
1/4 cup of Faux Nuts (Optional)
Cut Muslin into strips approximately 5" wide by 24" long. This will be for the smallest size. You can increase them into 7" and 9" widths for varying height.
Fold material in half long ways and stitch a straight line to sew together, forming a long tube. Take tube and turn inside out. Now, stuff your tube with fiberfill. Don't pack it too tightly because you will be coiling it together in the shape of a cinnamon bun. Sew both ends shut now.
Starting with one end, begin to coil your tube together and form your Cinnamon Bun. When your Cinnamon Bun is rolled together, stitch the end to the bun to hold this shape in place. A few good stitches should hold this in place. Now, push your Cinnamon Bun up in the center slightly, from the bottom, to look like the middle has risen slightly. Just as a real Cinnamon Bun looks like.
Now, take about a 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and mix into about a 1/3 cup of Mod Podge, into a plastic cup; mix well. Apply this mix all over your Cinnamon Bun with your paint brush. Now sprinkle your cinnamon also over your Bun. You don't need to cover your Bun completely, it looks more real when you don't. Tap off excess. Place your Bun on wax paper and let dry for about 20 minutes.
Coat your Bun again with the Mod Podge mix (don't worry about clumping, this just looks more realistic). Sprinkle again with Cinnamon and tap off excess. Set aside again to dry.
Take about 1/4 cup of Mod Podge and place in a plastic cup. Mix in a few drops of your Antique White Paint and stir very well until it becomes very opaque.
Now, take your plastic spoon and drizzle your Buns with your frosting mix while they are sitting on the wax paper. You can now sprinkle your Cinnamon Bun with some Faux Nuts (I have them in my ebay store). Let dry for approximately 2 hours or overnite. (You can also spray the underside of your Buns with a Cinnamon Bun linen spray to give them that "fresh baked" scent!)
4 oz clean spray bottle with a fine mist setting (do not use a bottle that previously contained cleaning products or hair products)
1.5 ounces disitilled water
1.5 ounces vanilla extract
up to 10 drops of your favorite scented oils
Go to candlechem on ebay for a large selection of scented oils and you can get the spray bottle at walmart.
Fill the bottle with 1.5 ounces of the vanilla and disitilled water. Even though a 4 ounce bottle is suggested, leave about 1 ounce unfilled so you can shake the bottle well between uses.
Then add up to 10 drops of your scented oils.
Shake the bottle prior to each use and be sure to let it sit for a day before making a conclusion that the aroma is weak; the aroma can change after the spray has had time to sit.
Mist your finished primitive lightly and dry.
If you need more scent, just mist again.
Have fun with this easy to do project...It will make your kitchen smell so good!