February 10, 2011

A Valentine's Bouquet!

Hi! It's Barb from Crafty Girl and this month I decided to show you a project me and my darling daughter created for her teacher this year for Valentine's Day! A flower sucker bouquet! This project cost me a total of $4 to make + supplies I already had. (Red pail $1, Suckers $2.99) The best part about this project is that me and my daughter (8 years old) could make it together! I really wish I could show it to all of you in real life because it is so much cuter than the photo shows!


Now for the directions.....

You will need a metal pail, cardstock both plain and printed, ribbon, suckers, styrofoam, and adhesives.


I used my Gypsy with my bloom cartridge and cut the flowers anywhere from 2.5 in. to 4.0 inches.


I had more flowers than what I needed for this project but my daughter is using the ones we didn't use on this on her class Valentines!


We picked out 3 - 4 different sizes and colors for each flower. Using a skewer, we were able to roll the leaves back.


Once the leaves are curled back, layer them one on top of another from smallest to largest. We just used plain old glue to hold the layers together. This is also a good time to tie ribbon around the sucker.


We used a glue dot to hold the flower onto the back of the sucker.


I dug through my stash of supplies and found this block of styrofoam to place in the bottom of the pail to hold the "flowers" in place.


We added a punched border to the inside of the pail to help hold in the "grass" (shredded paper). We also added some extra trim I had laying around to dress up the pail. (Sorry for the blurry picture here!)


Here are what the flowers looked like before we added them to the pail.


And this is what the bouquet looked like when it was finished! I thought my daughter did a fairly good job of layering the flowers by height... not an easy task with the styrofoam!


We finished it off with a tag that she can write a personal little note to her teacher on!


And there you have it.... an inexpensive gift that my daughter feels good about giving because she had an active role in creating it! Thank you Sassy for letting me share on your blog again today!

Barb  :)

22 comments:

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

This is so lovely. I love the way you have curled the flowers back instead of middle giving it more dimension. Tha tag is so pretty

Kate said...

What a great idea, thanks for the inspiration. Please tell your daughter she did a wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing idea... the teacher will love it....Thank you for sharing.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Oh Bard this little bouquet is just beautiful! and to think you and your daughter made it together! it just doesn't get better than that. Great directions too. Thanks for sharing this with us today.

Southernbelle said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I can tell you put a lot of love into this one! Just beautiful!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

wowzer!this is crazy beautiful!
liz :o)

debbiebakk said...

How cute are these at first I thought the flowers were all ribbon love how your curl them back- you both did a great job!

mforquer said...

Barb - I LOVE this!!! I'm so going to try this either for Valentine's Day or someone's birthday!! So gorgeous! I love it and can't wait to try the flower rolling!
hugs,
M

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What an adorable idea. AND yes your daughter did a GREAT job of getting those flowers arranged. How fun to do it with her. SUPER SUPER cute.

Kim said...

Super cute Lollipop flowers:)
~Kim

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

oh my gosh! this is SO beyond darling!
makes me excited for my little girl to get just a wee bit older and be able to help (instead of the opposite, LOL)
this is darling, thoughtful and going to make an awesome gift!!!!

CathyinMN said...

What a delicious bouquet! Very pretty and perfect for Valentine's Day! I love the tag, too. TFS!

Leslie said...

I LOVE THAT!!! TFS!! I think I may have to try that out!! SO CUTE!!!

Java Jen's Creations said...

Love, love, love this project!!! So awesome that you created it together!! So glad I saw this today!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Missy said...

So adorable!!! It looks like such a fun project!! I may have to make some for my boy's party!! TFS!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I love, love, love this project. So super adorable. :)

GabyCreates.com said...

I like Liz's comment! ...I had to scroll back and see how she spelled! lol
Wowzer!! This is adorable and am thinking I should try next week for my sister's 40th...

hilda'scraftylounge said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE THIS I'm thinking about making this for my sons teacher was debating on what i was going to give her for Valentines This is super easy and inexpensive TFS!!!

hilda'scraftylounge said...

I absolutely love this I was thinking about something to make for my sons teacher and so glad you posted this i'll be making it this wknd TFS !!!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

just GORGEOUS!!!

Lisa said...

What a great idea and the best part is you got to do it together. GREAT JOB. Love it. I just might have to try this for a birthday. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Apgar said...

Love this flower arrangement!!!!