Decorate your home with this pair of Valentine’s Faux Dessert Shakes. Easily make a chocolate shake and a strawberry shake using spackle and some paint.
This pair of Faux Dessert Shake decor items will make you feel nostalgic about being on a date, drinking shakes with a loved one.
The items look like they just came from a retro restaurant. They are life-like looking but miniature.
Enjoy placing these Valentine’s Faux Dessert Decor items anywhere in your home, such as the fireplace mantel, on a table, or on a shelf.
Anywhere you place this pair of dessert shakes will feel more romantic over Valentine’s.
This budget-friendly Faux Dessert Decor is easy to make and only uses a few materials.
You can find the materials at your local stores or online.
In about 2 days, you’ll have a cute, brightly colored, faux dessert shake with strawberry frosting ready to decorate your home.
HOW TO MAKE A VALENTINE’S FAUX DESSERT SHAKES CRAFT
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION – NOT A TOY – WATCH CHILDREN AROUND FINISHED CRAFT
Spackle is made pink and turned into a faux frosting to fill two shots glasses to resemble a chocolate shake and a strawberry shake the whole family will enjoy!
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific material amounts and detailed instructions in the printable craft at the bottom of this post.
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- Mixing bowl
- Plastic knife
- Small paintbrush
- Disposable plastic pastry bag (or a strong Ziploc-type bag)
- Plastic icing tip/ring
- Multi-purpose spray glue
VALENTINE’S FAUX DESSERT SHAKES MATERIALS
These cute Valentine’s Faux Dessert Shakes uses easy to find materials to create two little faux chocolate and strawberry shake decorations your family will love.
All you need is:
- lightweight spackle
- plastic shot cups
- pink acrylic paint
- brown acrylic paint
- paper towel
- paper straws
- red wooden beans
- pearl beads
- red heart sparkle stickers
- red gemstone stickers
FAUX DESSERT CRAFT INSTRUCTIONS
To make the strawberry frosting on the shake begin by taking the spackle and scraping it out into a plastic bowl/container and add about 2 teaspoons of pink paint. Mix well.
Next, add the colored sparkle to the pastry bag and set it aside.
Take your two plastic shot glasses and paint the inside of one pink and one brown.
Let them dry for a few minutes.
Roll up two small pieces of paper towel into two balls and place one inside each cup.
Paint around any areas that may have wiped off. (I liked the look of a little white behind the paint…it made it look “creamy”.)
Set both aside for 10 minutes or so.
Now you’re going to frost each cup with faux Strawberry frosting.
Hold the cup firmly with one hand, and with the other hand, squeeze the spackle out beginning around the rim and then inward in a swirling motion.
Spray a little spray glue to the top and gently press in a red wooden bead to look like the cherry-on-top.
Cut straws about 1 ½ inch.
Press into the icing on an angle.
Using the smallest size heart sticker, press onto the front of the “chocolate” cup.
Cut another heart sticker of the same size into “sprinkles”.
Spray a little glue spray and attach the sprinkles gently to the spackle.
On the “strawberry” cup, press a line of gemstone stickers to the top and bottom of the cup.
Spray a little spray glue to the spackle and gently press pearls.
Set them to dry for 1-2 days. In about 2 days, you’ll have two cute Valentine’s decor items that are sure to become a new favorite!
VALENTINE’S FAUX DESSERT SHAKES CRAFT TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made a craft using spackle, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A FAUX DESSERT CRAFT?
These Strawberry and Chocolate Faux Shake Crafts take approximately 2 days and 45 minutes. TOTAL.
- About 7 minutes to mix the spackle with pink paint and fill a pastry bag
- Close to 10 minutes to paint to shot glasses and let dry for a few minutes
- Around 12 minutes to place a paper towel inside the glasses and set aside to dry
- 6 minutes to frost each glass with colored spackle
- 10 minutes to decorate each shake
- 2 days to allow the shakes to completely dry
CAN I REUSE THIS FAUX DESSERT DECORATION EACH YEAR?
Yes, you can reuse this Valentine’s Faux Dessert Shakes Decoration every year.
It will be a great addition to your homemade Valentine’s décor items.
HOW DO I PUSH THE SPACKLE THROUGH THE PASTRY BAG MORE EASILY?
If you do not have a tip for the pastry bag or have found it hard to push the spackle out with a tip, I suggest cutting a notch into the end of the bag in a “V” shape.
CAN I USE A DIFFERENT COLOR OF PAINT?
You can use any color of paint that you want.
Pink and chocolate are iconic Valentine’s colors but white, yellow, Neapolitan would work great too.
CAN I GIVE THIS VALENTINE’S FAUX DESSERT SHAKES AS A GIFT?
Yes, you can make these Valentine’s Faux Dessert Shakes and give them as a gift.
Anyone would love a thoughtful homemade craft to decorate their home with.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH A VALENTINE’S FAUX DESSERT SHAKE?
Faux Dessert Shakes goes well with a wide variety of DIY Valentine decor items. These crafts would look great together.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- Valentine’s Cookie Box
- Printable Valentine’s Cards
- Easter Bunny Candy Push Pops
- Easter Pillow Box
- Valentine’s Wreath
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS FAUX DESSERT CRAFT?
These faux strawberry and chocolate shakes not only looks great, but they are also incredibly versatile.
Try adding a little platter to serve them on to go with the décor piece.
VALENTINE’S FAUX DESSERT SHAKES CRAFT
Valentine’s Faux Dessert Shakes
- 1 Container of lightweight spackle*
- Mixing bowl and a plastic knife
- 2 plastic shot cups*
- Pink acrylic paint (used Craft Smart brand “Rose”)
- Brown acrylic paint (used Apple Barrel brand “Brown Oxide”)
- Small paintbrush*
- Disposable plastic pastry bag (or a strong Ziploc-type bag)
- optional - plastic icing tip/ring*
- 1 piece of paper towel*
- Paper straws
- 4 Red wooden beans (medium-sized from multi-colored and sized variety pack)*
- Pearl beads (smallest size from the multi-sized pack)*
- 2 Red heart sparkle stickers*
- Red gemstone stickers*
- Multi-purpose spray glue*
- *Items from Dollar Tree
- Scrape out the spackle into a plastic bowl/container and add about 2 teaspoons of pink paint. Mix well.
- Add to the pastry bag and set aside.
- Paint the inside of a shot cup with pink paint. Let dry for a few minutes.
- Ball up a small piece of paper towel and place it into the cup.
- Paint around any areas that may have wiped off. (I liked the look of a little white behind the paint...it made it look “creamy”.)
- Repeat with brown paint in the other cup.
- Set both aside for 10 minutes or so.
- Hold the cup firmly with one hand, and with the other hand, squeeze the spackle out beginning around the rim and then inward in a swirling motion.
- Spray a little spray glue to the top and gently press in a bead.
- Cut straws about 1 ½ inch.
- Press into the icing on an angle.
- Using the smallest size heart sticker, press onto the front of the “chocolate” cup.
- Cut another heart sticker of the same size into “sprinkles”.
- Spray a little glue spray and attach the sprinkles gently to the spackle.
- On the “strawberry” cup, press a line of gemstone stickers to the top and bottom of the cup.
- Spray a little spray glue to the spackle and gently press pearls.
- Set the size to dry 1-2 days.
- This will be fragile.
I hope you enjoy this DIY Valentine’s Craft as much as my family does!
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