TUTORIAL: Lollipop Flowers

Wednesday, April 20, 2011C Riches

Today I have the pleasure of introducing another of our fabulous blog contributor, who will be guest blogging here at Bird's Party on a general basis! Christine is a sweet friend and the mega talented behind Pure Joy Events.

Pure Joy Events specializes in creating unique and unforgettable children's birthday parties in the Washington DC area, and I'm so grateful and delighted to welcome Christine today, who will be sharing a super sweet and oh-so-adorable party tutorial with us!! Take it away Christine...

Hello there! It's Christine over at Pure Joy Events, here to share the lollipop flower tutorial from my Gingham Easter Party. When Bird asked me to do a guest post, of course I jumped at the opportunity.  

These lollipop flowers are super simple to make, and could serve as darling favors for baby showers and children's birthday parties. Here's what you'll need:

* floral craft punch (I'm using Martha Stewart's embossed pop-up daisy punch)
* hole puncher (Martha's screw punch works really well)
* tissue paper
* lollipops
* green floral stryofoam block (mine is 4"W x 4"D x 2"H)
* green gingham scrapbook paper
* white glue

Step 1: Fold a sheet of tissue paper to create two layers, then use the floral punch to cut out the petals. I used different shades of pink tissue paper to add color and dimension.

Step 2: Place two to four petals on top of each other and punch a hole in the center.

Step 3: Thread the petals through the lollipop stick.

Step 4: Cut out leaves from the gingham paper, and glue them around the lollipop stick.

Step 5: To make the stand for the lollipop flowers, cut out four 4"W x 4"D x 2 3/4"H rectangular pieces from the gingham paper, then create blades of the grass by making some triangular cuts along the top. Use a pencil to curl the grass. Lastly, glue the paper to the sides of the floral block.

It's been a pleasure sharing my tutorial with everyone on Bird's Party today. To see more pictures and details from my Gingham Easter Party, visit Pure Joy Events blog. 

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