I made these Spiral Rose Dum-Dum lollipop roses for another project and had lots of them left over just sitting on my desk. So…..I made this! The base is a little, plastic Easter basket – 50 cents at the grocery store – with a 3″ Styrofoam ball pushed inside. I pushed the sticks into the ball and it covered almost all of the Styrofoam. For the few spots that were showing, I punched some tiny flowers in Wild Wasabi and used corsage pins to stick them in the spaces.
I decided to add a little butterfly for some “bling!” I used a piece of wire and glued it between 2 butterflies punched out of Silver Glimmer paper. After it dried, I added two small butterflies and some rhinestones colored with a Black Copic.
To make the roses, die cut a Spiral Rose die and punch a hole in the tab at the center that is large enough to push your stick through. Then use your bone folder to curl the Sprial Rose. Once it curls, you might want to roll it up with your fingers to give it more shape. You don’t need to glue it – just push your Dum-Dum stick through the center and add a green flower punch to the bottom to look like leaves.
Cardstock – Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Silver Glimmer paper
Etc – Spiral Rose die, Flower punch, rhinestones, small basket, Styrofoam ball, wire
Then you have a sweet gift for a friend – or a cute decoration for yourself. Hugs, Fran