I’m going to count this as one of my #15in15. I got this idea from a friend, and she happened to have a Cricut that she cut her petals from. I did not have that, so I had to wing it.
I wanted to create Valentines for my son’s daycare group, and I had to do it early since I’m out of town the rest of this week. I already had 90% of the supplies on hand. All I had to purchase was a bag of Hershey’s Kisses (and I bought a pack of the red/silver/pink ones so they’re even cuter!)
I created a template for flowers and printed it out so I could cut my petals. The leaves, were done freehand.
Tools you will need:
flower template (3 sizes to layer)
leaf template (or freehand it)
Hershey Kisses or Hugs
1. I created my own flower template. (You can download it, if you’d like to cut it out and trace/cut.)
2. I cut the three layers of petals and the leaves. I traced the flowers onto a pretty scrapbook paper, which I have a ton of. I drew the leaf freehand and I cut it so it would wrap around the straw.
3. Glue the petals together.
4. Add a Hershey’s KISS to the flower petals (I dabbed a little glue here.)
5. Then glue the petals to a pretty paper straw. (Thanks to my obsession with Pick Your Plum, I have a lot of straws handy.) I also added a short piece of washi tape to keep things in place.
6. Glue the leaves in place.
7. Write the names on each flower. I made an extra for my son so he won’t feel left out.
Super easy and fun for kids of most ages!