A patriotic DIY from Maria Provenzano that is just in time for the Olympics.

Materials for Torches

  • Wood candleholders
  • Tissue Paper in orange, red, and yellow
  • Toilet paper holders
  • Glue Gun
  • Gold Spray Paint

Materials for Olympic Rings

  • 5 foam circles; we used 12 inch circles
  • Blue, Black, Red, Green, and Yellow Crepe Paper Streamers
  • Tape
  • Tacky Putty; optional

Ingredients for Torch Cupcakes

  • Vanilla Cupcakes
  • Ice cream cones with flat bottoms
  • White butter cream icing
  • Candy Coating Chocolate; red, orange, and yellow
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheet

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Directions for Torches

1) If using two small candleholders, glue them together with wood glue, and allow to dry

2) Spray the candleholders with gold spray paint in a well-ventilated area, on a covered surface until it is evenly coated with the paint

3) Allow to dry

4) Stuff the inside of the toilet paper holder with some tissue, and then use the glue gun to attach more tissue paper around the holder so that it looks like flames

5) Use a hot glue gun to attach the “flames” to the top of the gold candleholder to create the Olympic Torch

Directions for Olympic Rings

1) Wrap the 5 different foam circles with the 5 different color streamers and secure with tape

2) Hang on the wall with a small hook, or hammer a small nail into the wall, and place the circle

3) If you want them to be very secure, you can use a small amount of tacky putty on the back of the rings, against the wall

**TIP: If you wish to keep the foam circles for future use, you can simply hang them next to each other on the wall. If you want them to intersect like the Olympic ring logo, then you can create the shape before wrapping the circles by cutting each ring with a serrated knife, and then gluing the rings together with a hot glue gun on its lowest temperature. Then, wrap the rings accordingly.**

Directions for Torch Cupcakes

1) Melt the chocolate in three separate bowls in a double boiler

2) Scoop the melted red chocolate onto the wax paper and spread around with the spatula

3) Top it with the melted orange chocolate and spread it around with the spatula

4) Then, place a scoop of the yellow chocolate into the orange chocolate and spread that around to create a fire look

5) Place it in the fridge to harden

6) Once it is hardened, use your hands to break into pieces to look like fire

7) Break the top of the muffin off, and place it into the ice cream cone

8) Top the muffin with frosting

9) Place in a piece of the chocolate “fire"

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