Lollipop Bouquet




By Noreen Doll.

Here’s an easy lollipop bouquet that would make a fun centerpiece for a kid’s party.

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Or the lollipops could be shared with classmates for Valentine’s Day or Easter.

Kids could easily make these pops. It would be great scissors practice for little ones.

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If you are making the lollipops with a group, you can precut all the squares and then let the kids choose the color assortment they like.

Poking the hole in the center should be supervised, or done by, an adult if using a sharp object.

Materials.

Lollipops

Tissue Paper

Colorful Designer Paper

Green Card Stock or Construction Paper

Skewer or Sharp Tool to Poke Holes

Instructions for a Lollipop Bouquet

1. Cut the designer paper into a 3 1/2 inch square.

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2. Fold the square in half.

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Fold it in half again to make a folded square.

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3. With the square folded, cut the open point part into a rounded petal.

If kids need help, you can lightly draw where the cut should be made.

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Open up.

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4. Poke a hole in the center of the flower.

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5. Cut a 4 inch square of tissue paper.

6. Poke a hole in the center.

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7. Fold a 6 inch wide piece of green paper in half.

Make a leaf pattern. Lay it on the fold of the green paper as shown. Trace and cut out.

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Make sure it is wide enough at the fold to allow a fairly large hole in the center.

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8. Poke a hole in the center of the leaf.

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Put the lollipop bouquet together.

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9. Pick up a lollipop and twist the paper tightly around the stem.

10. Put the lollipop stem through the center of the tissue paper and scrunch the paper up around the lollipop.

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11. Put the lollipop stem through the hole in the designer paper flower.

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Press the flower gently up around the pop and curl the edges down a little with your fingers.

12. Put the stem through the hole in the leaf and press all three papers up against the candy part.

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To make the lollipop bouquet, I turned a styrofoam cup upside down and made snug holes in the bottom.

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You need to balance the bouquet with one hand until you get all the pops in – so it won’t over balance.

How to Make the Perfect Vase for a Lollipop Bouquet.

One of my readers, Linda, commented that I had the perfect vase for the bouquet, so I’m going to share my secret.

I was trying to find something to hold the lollipops in a group so I could photograph them, and I came up with this idea.

I had a large styrofoam drink cup that looked perfect for the job.

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Of course, if you are going to use one you will have to drink a large soda first.

After the cup is empty and has been washed, cut off the bottom, right where the white meets the blue (or whatever color your cup is).

Turn the bottom piece upside down and use a skewer or ice pick to poke a small hole in the bottom where you want each lollipop flower to go.

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You want the hole to be tiny so it’s a snug fit for the lollipop handle, which helps the flower to stay in place.

This is how it looks from the inside of the cup.

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I tried to space the holes evenly around. 3 seemed to be a perfect number, but you could easily add more.

If you’re going to use a styro cup as your vase, you might want to smooth the edges a bit.  I didn’t because I was just using the cup as a photography prop.

Pop your flowers into the holes and your lollipop bouquet has a perfect vase!

Tips

I used Tootsie Pops for this lollipop bouquet because you need round pops for the flower.

If you use smaller lollipops, you will need to cut the paper squares smaller.

It helps to turn the stem as you put it through the holes, twisting in the same direction that tightens the lollipop wrapper around the stem.

You could also put a thick styrofoam block into a painted tin can or flower pot to secure the stems of the lollipop bouquet.

© Noreen Doll

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  1. Really cute! I especially like the combination of the different kinds of paper.

  2. Very cute Noreen!

  3. Thanks, Noreen! Love this little “bouquet” of lollipops. Perfect little vase, too. Very sweet – pun intended. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com

  4. Very cute way to add more to a lollipop. It makes you feel like you are getting so much more! I could see these on some teachers desk! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday – http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party6/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

  5. Those are darling flower pops! Very easy for kids to make with results that they can be proud of. I especially like the addition of patterned paper.

  6. I have a large iced tea from McDonald’s right now sitting on a folding table nearby…. Wow, who would have known? Inventive, Noreen. Cool. Linda

  7. This is such a fun idea! I am going to have to do this with the grand kids! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Oh my gosh these are so cute! I’ve always wanted to know how to make them. My littlest guy and my mom have a shared love of lollypops, these are the perfect treat for him to make for her!

  9. Super fun project!! I’d love to have you come and share at Super Saturday Show & Tell today :) xoxo~ Ruthie http://whatscookingwithruthie.com

  10. Oh my, these are so cute and such a neat project!

  11. I wish my kids were still little… this would be so fun to make! Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell today… I’m so glad you came to party with me!! Please come back again next week :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  12. Such a fun idea, thanks for sharing xo

  13. How cute! Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing at A Humble Creation!

  14. Great project! Love that kid’s can make it themselves too! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  15. Very cool idea! I think I’ll try these for my son’s Valentine’s party this week. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I love sweet little paper flower projects like this. The lollipop is a great addition! Thanks for sharing!

  17. What a sweet little craft! Love how it makes the lollipop a beautiful gift! thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

  18. Oh this is such a cute idea! If I have time I may make these for my kid’s Valentine’s parties this week!

  19. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing & linking up this week @ DearCreatives.com Hope your having a nice week.

  20. I love this gift idea.. Very cute! Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party

  21. What a really great idea.
    I have pinned these on my Mothers Day board.

  22. This is such a sweet sweet project for kids. Cute as can be.
    Come by for a try at winning a Goose Creek candle.:)

  23. These are really cute and would make the perfect Valentine gift for a child’s teacher. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight. Have a great week and come back soon!

  24. Cute idea, Noreen! Thanks for linking to Fluster’s Creative Muster

  25. This is such a cute idea and I’m so glad you linked up this Lollipop Bouquet at last my link party The Weekend re-Treat last weekend!

    Hope to see some of your fun projects again this weekend! The parts starts late tonight :)

  26. These are darling! Hope that you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

    Kathy M.

  27. Creatively simple and easy! Kids would love doing this! Thank you! Will share this with the nurses in our Pediatric Nursing Units so they could teach pediatric patients and their mothers!

  28. Featured today! Have a great day!
    xo

  29. Thanks for submitting this adorable project to the Crafty Showcase! You should start getting your projects out on Pinterest and Facebook. LMK if you need some tips. xoxo susie

  30. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #22 :)
    Have a great week!!

  31. Thanks for telling me how you’ll use this idea. That sounds really nice!

    Noreen

  32. These were just so pretty and easy and universally useful. That and your great tutorial convinced me that I HAD to share your idea on this week’s BeColorful Motivated Monday. Thanks so much for sharing.
    p

  33. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see what else you make.

  34. Love this pretty lollipop bouquet! What a great gift idea for kids!

  35. This is such a fun idea! The lollipops are so cute!

  36. Eager to try this with my granddaughter. She will love making them for her friends!

  37. This is a great idea! I love it!!! My 5 kids should be able to handle this project for sure!I am hosting today at http://www.frugalfitfamily.com today! I would love if you would stop by and share!

  38. Noreen, you have such an easy and simple guide “how-to-make” something beautiful, usefull and at the same time so simple and easy. I love your way of showing “how-to”…

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