Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lollipop Flower Pot

Happy Wednesday!  Today it is my turn to host the weekly SNS at KLSNS.  Today I decided to showcase a quick, easy and fun project that we made one year for my daughter's Birthday party. We used these as centerpieces on the tables and then as giveaways ~ and the girls really loved them! 

Supplies Needed
  • Floral Pot
  • Styrofoam ball a little smaller than the top of the pot
  • Green floral "grass" or moss to cover styrofoam ball
  • Adhesive 
  • Glue or T pins if needed (to hold grass/moss on ball)
  • Flower Nestabilities or Punch, Leaf Die Shape or Punch
  • Hole Punch to fit Lollipop Stick through
  • Lollipops
  • Designer Papers (I used papers from the Basic Grey Sugared Collection)
  • Embellishments as desired (ribbon, glitter, rhinestones, etc)

Cover the styrofoam ball completely with floral grass/moss (if you are having a hard time keeping it all in place, you can glue it down or use T pins, but I didn't do either).   I couldn't get a picture of what this looked like because I needed both hands to hold the grass on, but I think it is pretty self explanatory.  Once it is covered, place it into the flower pot so that it fights snugly. 

Cut/punch flowers from the designer papers and then punch holes in the center of the flowers.

Place lollipops in the hole bringing the flower up to the base of the lollipop, and crumple the flower a bit around the lollipop to give it more dimension.  Embellish flowers as desired adding leaves, glitter, beads etc.

Push the lollipop flowers into the styrofoam ball and embellish pot as desired.

Some other options:

Really short on time ~ use purchased flowers ~ most even have holes already in the centers.  

Want a more permanent display piece ~ Instead of using lollipops, make the flowers adding buttons, bows, etc. to the centers and attach them to shish-ka-bob sticks (you can even paint the stick green) and place them in the flower pot.  

Teacher Gift ~ Instead of attaching the flowers to shish-ka-bob sticks, attach them to pencils or pens.

I hope you enjoyed my project today and if you decide to give it a try, I would love to see your flower pot!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Punches or Die Cuts
Ooh La La Creations - "Bright and Cheerful"
Pile It On - Out of the Box
Inky Impressions - Flowers - F=Flowers, L=Lollipop, O=Circle Suckers, W=skipped, E=skipped, R=Ribbon, S=Sparkle
Charisma Cardz - "3-D"  
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Birthday/Celebrations
Simple Doodles - Anything But a Card
Stamp Something - "2 of Something" - 2 Designer Papers, 2 Kinds of lollipops
Basic Grey Challenge - "Punch It"
By The Cute and Girly - "Celebrations"
Clearly Inspired - "Flower"
Daisy Doodles - "Anything Goes"
The Crazy Challenge - "It's a Girl Thing"
Flourishes - Make your own flowers
Sew Many - "Anything Goes"


Katie Renz said...

Super cute idea. Thanks for playing along with us for CIC this month.

~Jeri~ said...

Very creative and cute!!! I really love this! Awesome job!!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!!

Wendi said...

Oh wow what an absolutely fantastic idea it's gorgeous I may have to borrow this idea for my granddaughters birthday thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week I do hope we see you again

shellshearer said...

Super cute and very it fantastic idea hun...

Thank You for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!! Good Luck!

Hugs Shell xxx

Catherine said...

What a delicious idea ! I love it ! SMiles from Catherine

Jennifer said...

What a great tutorial. I would like to try this idea soon. TFS, Jennifer

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us on our blogaversary challenge and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

nnalorac said...

Love your project, make a great party piece. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G this month. nnalorac

Faye said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! Thanks for joining us at Charisma. x

Cheryl said...

wow really love this hun just stunning gorjus colurs too thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at creative inspirations hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is totally fabulous how creative and inspirational wonderful work thank you for sharing it with us at SMC this week.
Lorraine x

Cheri said...

Neat idea. Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

Lisa said...

Super cute project! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Trish Hughes said...

what a wonderful idea, thanks so much for playing along with PIO, SD, and The Crazy Challenge!!!

Anita said...

This is so cute, thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for playing with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

Makiko Jones said...

What a fun and creative project, Jodi! I love it!
Thank you for joining the FTTC with us.

Jacilynn said...

super cute! Great idea. I'm gonna have to try this. :)

Erin... said...

fabulous idea! love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Awesome project!

Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

Debbie said...
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Debbie said...

Love this, Jodi! Thanks for sharing your KLSNS technique with all the gals at PIO! too :)

Scrapaddict said...

Very nice. Thanks for playing Simple Doodles.

Scrappy said...

How fun! :) Thanks for joining us at PIO! We hope you will be back to join us next week!

Anna said...

Adorable! I'm gonna have to try that project! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Nana said...

Wow, you totally rocked this project! Amazing work!
Thank you for playing with us at "Crazy challenge" and "PIO"!
hugs Nana

Silke Ledlow said...

Jodi this is way tooo cute!!! Love your lollipop flower idea!!!

Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Tip Top said...

This is such a good idea!!!!!! Thank you for joining us at Simple Doodles - hope to see you again next time!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations you were pick TOP 3 Scoops at Pile It On! Challenge!

-- dalis
PIO Owner

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