Sunday, 15 July 2012

Make your own Olympic torch


Is it just me or is the Olympic torch doing a rather magical job of being seen by just about everyone in the land? Everywhere I look on Twitter, Facebook, other people’s blogs, eBay (£4,000 the going bid in case you're interested), there’s a friend or family member posing proudly with a torch. Even Little Bean’s nursery had a surprise flying visit from the flame du jour. I have to say, I’m feeling more than a little left out. The golden cone has come nowhere near me.

The Olympics are just around the corner (12 days and counting) so as I doubt I’m going to get a chance to see the real thing, I’ve decided I’ll get in on the ‘make your own’ act. 

I’ve been amazed by the crazily creative souls out there making torches out of polystyrene, popcorn and pipecleaners. The mind boggles, the ego plummets. My creative juices all dried up around my 13th birthday (fluttering my eyelashes at boys took up too much energy) so I’m going to partake (steal) a few of these ideas and see if I can pass myself off as a creative whizz too. My friends may know better but I’m sure there are a few unsuspecting souls whose eyes I can pull the wool over.

Here are a few of my favourite ‘make your own Olympic torch’ ideas, though I've Pinterested a few more here

Olympic popcorn torch

Oh, look, the first one I've found is food-related. There's a surprise. Cute little pots of fairly healthy snacky torches. And eeeeaassssyy. Even I can't burn popcorn. Much. Many other beautiful pics and ideas for throwing an Olympic-themed part from A Small Snippet.

  
  

 

Olympic torch (inedible)

Pretty gold holographic paper, red tissue paper, netting and ta-da. They'll never know the difference.  Another bit of crafty brilliance from Knitty Mummy. What's that you say - did she not knit an Olympic torch? No need. Ninety-year-old Muriel is already on it. Really, you should see this. It's impressive.


Olympic torch cupcakes

Here we are, back to food again. Multicoloured buttercream - flaming delicious. Alright, I'll stop. Kudos to Mint Custard for this cupcakey delight.

olympic torch cupcakes

Olympic ice-cream torch

Gone in an instant but cute idea from Make and Takes.

olympic torch ice cream


Anyone else have any creative Olympic gems up their sleeves?  Or are you one of the lucky ones to have seen the hallowed torch itself?

12 comments:

  1. Oh yummy! Seems ages ago since I saw the flame, we are in the South West so it started it's journey down here.

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    1. Another one who's seen it then - I'm jealous ;)

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  2. The Olympic Torch goes through Hillingdon on the 24th of July ;) Starting in Hayes and then to Uxbridge Center

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    1. Ah, thanks tinyanne - maybe I can make it there then :)

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  3. That's fantastic Lara! The buttons look fab on your blog BTW - and by any chance are you a Book Lover?? if you do Book Reviews you might like to join my Bloggy Book Club - we have a "linky" where you link up your book reviews to share them with other bloggers.
    Welcome to the blogging world xx

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    1. Ah, thanks Simone. Am completely book obsessed but haven't done many reviews yet (just a kids' one so far). Will definitely have a look at the Bloggy Book Club! x

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  4. Hi Lara,
    Thanks for including my torch cupcakes. I have to make about 50 for this Friday because my OH is carrying the torch and I need them for a "thank you for supporting" tea party afterwards. When the tea runs out it will be wine of course!

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    1. He is carrying the torch!! That's wonderful.

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  5. What yummy looking treats! I managed to make it to the parade and actually held one this weekend too!

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    1. Really?! I need to make more of a concerted effort I think.

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  6. Brilliant - love these ideas!

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    1. Thanks Lynsey. Wish I could take credit but all due to the clever bloggers featured!

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