- Floral Pot
- Styrofoam ball a little smaller than the top of the pot
- Green floral "grass" or moss to cover styrofoam ball
- 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
- 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"