Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday, though I am not sure why. I would like to think I find it so endearing because of all the romance in the air or the soft pink and red colors associated with the day. In reality, it is more likely because of all the sweets. Forget the jewelry and roses just show me the sugar!
This little lollipop basket would be great as a gift for your sweetheart or the kids. It would also be nice as a get well gift.
CARDSTOCK, 24 GAUGE WIRE, ADHESIVE, SMALL LOLLIPOPS
FLORAL FOAM, 1/4 INCH HOLE PUNCH, SCALLOP PUNCH, LEAF PUNCH, PRINTER
RUBBER STAMP OR COMPUTER GENERATED SENTIMENT
In a photo editing program (Photoshop in this case) assemble the base of the bouquet using the
If you take a look at the left of the foremost piece of the template you can see that the edge is right next to the heart. I wanted to place the template on a colored card stock background so I trimmed a 1/4 inch edge off both sides.
Adhere the template to colored card stock and hand trim around the edge leaving about a 1/8th inch border.
The heart and top-sides have a thin pink border. The edge that will be tucked in is left borderless.
Assemble the template and insert a piece of florist foam.
Crinkle up some 1/4 inch strips of card stock and place in top of heart to cover florist foam.
The paper rose template was used to make each of the lollipop flowers. The scalloped flower was sized up to about 4 inches. Either use an electronic cutter or print and cut the flowers by hand. I chose to do these by hand to show that it is pretty easy to do with out cutting machine. Make sure the outside line of the flower is cut off and the inner lines are left on the bottom edge of the flower. The lines will be on the inside of the flower so they won’t be seen once they are attached to the lolli.
Punch a hole in the center of the flower.
Crinkle up the flower. I like mine very distressed so I un-crinkle and redo it a couple of times.
Unroll the flower and insert the stick of the lolli into the hole that was punched in the center.
Roll the flower around gluing as you go. The tighter it is rolled the smaller the flower. I made some big and some small for variation. Don’t worry if it looks messy underneath as it will be covered.
Punch a scallop circle (or cut one free hand) about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Punch a circle in the center and trim as shown.
Wrap around the base of the lollipop flower and glue in place.
Punch a couple leaves and adhere between the flower and green base.
Curve the edges of the rose back.
An extra flower was made in the same way but without the lolli. It was adhered to some pink and white ribbons and placed on the front of the heart container. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Stampin up but a computer generated one would work just as well.
To add some winged creatures into the bouquet, print a few cuties from the element pack of LOVE BUGS.
I made mirror images of the bugs so that I could sandwich them between craft wire.
They were printed and cut out by hand. Wire was wrapped around a pen to create a support.
The flowers and elements were then placed randomly throughout the floral foam.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!