How cute are these?!?!? I found a couple of examples of these both on the web and on the Cricut messageboard, but the super-awesome tutorial I went by came from Kathy over at Paper Phenomenon. She does awesome work and I just loved her video tutorial on this! Following her step-by-step directions, I made a bouquet of five lollipop flowers in each pot as a gift for the Mess Maker's preschool teachers for V-day!
These are super-easy and inexpensive to make and I think they are the cutest things ever! The close-up photo above shows a single flower. I used TootsiePops but you could use any lollipop really. I've seen some with clear-wrapped lollis and they looked super-cute, too.
To make these little darlings, you'll need the following supplies:
Pink and Red die-cut flowers (I used George and cut them at 2 1/2")
Tacky Tape and Hot Glue
Flower Pot (I painted mine red)
Trim (optional) to go around pot
Green Easter grass
I inked the edges of each flower petal to make them pop a little. Then I used Terrifically Tacky Tape to hold the pink flowers closed once I snipped them (see Kathy's video to see what I'm talking about) instead of hot glue. I didn't hot glue the layers of the flowers together, because I found that I didn't need to once the ribbon was tied on tightly. I did wrap the grass around the ball like the suggested and hot glued it into the pot. Then I just inserted these cuties and ta-da!
Have a creative day! :)