Valentine Flowers

I have spent the last month browsing all these cute Valentines ideas and here it is just a day away and I guess it is time to get my butt in gear and get them done.  Nothing like waiting till the last minute!

This is what we made

How to Make a Candy Flower

I had the grand idea of making these fun Dum Dum Flowers from Family Fun

How to Make a Candy Flower

But when I got to my Walmart at 10 o’clock Saturday night  they were completely out of Dum Dum suckers.  HOW RUDE!  Since it was so late, I didn’t want to go driving around town trying to find some.  So I improvised and we made these instead.

How to Make a Candy Flower

I used:
Lifesavers individually wrapped candies
SU! Sizzix Bigz L Fun Flowers Die
Big Shot
lots of paper scraps I had on hand
glue stick/glue dots
SU! Petals Punch for the leaf

The whole family got into making them, and we set it up assembly line style.

How to Make a Candy Flower

We used these 3 flowers from the Fun Flowers Die

How to Make a Candy Flower

Then stacked them on top of each other using a glue stick to adhere

How to Make a Candy Flower

I curled the edges of this flower just for the picture but there was no way I was going to do that to all 100+ flowers

Then used a glue dot on the back of the wrapped and candy and put it in the center of the flower and glued the leaf behind the flower.

How to Make a Candy Flower

I thought they turned out pretty cute for being very much last minute.  I think they would have been even cuter if I had made sure to coordinate all of the paper better.  But this was a great use for scraps plus I knew the kids would just take the candy off and throw the flowers away anyways.

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  1. says

    Those turned out adorable! I feel your pain too…I was at walmart at 5 this morning trying to find poprocks…NO luck! I hope I can be as creative as you! :)

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