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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial: Tea Light Flowers

Many of you may have already seen this project on other blogs called “tea light lollipops”. I did a little change to the original and decided to call them “tea light flowers”.  They are pretty easy to make, require only a few supplies, and make great favors for bridal showers and ladies luncheons.

Popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks
Green marker , paint , or stain
Tea light
Small plastic baggies
1 ¼ or 1 ½ inch circle punch
Tag or tag punches
Glue gun
Double sided tape or tape runner
Green cardstock
Colored cardstock (of your choice)

Step 1:  Using a marker, paint, or green stain color the popsicle sticks.

Step 2:  Using glue gun, glue popsicle stick to the back of tea light

Step 3:  Punch out a green circle using circle punch and glue it onto the popsicle stick to cover

Step 4:  Using store bought tag or punched out tag, stamp image or saying using coordinating ink

Step 4:  Place tea light/popsicle stick into small plastic baggie, fasten with ribbon, and add tag. 

This is where most of the other how-to’s stopped. I went one step further, because it just looked a bit plain to me. I made what looked like a lollipop into a flower.

Step 5: (optional) Punch or die cut out a flower from cardstock or pattern paper. Make sure the flower is at least 3” in diameter. Using double sided tape or tape runner, attach to the underside of the tea light.

These were so quick and easy to make that I was able to complete a dozen in just a few hours. We are selling them next month at a library craft sale and sure hope they will be a hit. Our biggest problem is that we aren't sure how much to sell them for. The supplies comes to $1 per completed flower and don't know if asking $2 or $2.50 is expecting too much or not enough.  Please post a comment to let us know what you think concerning pricing.

If you decide to make this project, please attach a link to your blog or FB post in the comment section below so that our followers can admire your work.

Happy Crafting!
Creativity Bug ~ Sue


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