Valentine Craft: A Valentine Lollipop Tree dressed up as a Lollipop Bouquet

This Lollipop Bouquet is a Valentine’s Day snack, craft, and decoration all in one. And it’s super-easy, too. Like yesterday’s Lollipop Cupcake, this is a change-it-up Lollipop Tree and I’m calling this sweet tree a Lollipop Bouquet. While scouting for supplies, I found the perfect Valentine Tootsie Roll® Pops at WalMart and rose stems at the dollar store. Whether you make the Lollipop Bouquet for a classroom party or to add a little Valentine’s Day decor to your home, I hope you’ll give it a try.

Valentine's Day Lollipop Bouquet. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

This is fun for Valentine's Day -- a Lollipop Bouquet. CraftsnCoffee.com.

The Lollipop Bouquet makes a great gift idea, too.

To make a Lollipop Bouquet, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 5” ball
  • Terra cotta pot large enough to hold the ball (mine measured 4-1/2” across the top)
  • Paint for the pot (I used Krylon® ColorMaster™ in Tomato and Glitter Blast in Cherry Bomb)
  • Tootsie Roll® Valentine Pops Dum Dum Pops (two boxes or about 50 total)
  • Red roses, five – six bunches, or 40 – 50 blooms
  • Paper doily, 10” dia.
  • Tools needed: Scissors; newspaper; wire knippers
Materials for a Valentine's Day Lollipop Bouquet.

You’ll need two boxes of Tootsie Roll Pops, and I found mine at WalMart. Depending on the number of roses on each stem, you’ll need five – six stems of roses.

To make a Lollipop Bouquet:

1. Cover your work surface with newspaper, and paint your pot. I first painted mine red, and then added a top coat of Krylon Glitter Blast. Let paint dry.

2. Place the ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam on the pot. Insert a ring of Tootsie Pops around the ball where it meets the pot.

3. Deconstruct your roses. Use wire knippers, if needed, to cut away the stems, and then pull apart the layers of petals. I used three layers of petals for each lollipop rose.

How to make the prettiest lollipop roses for a Lollipop Bouquet. CraftsnCoffee.com.

You’ll take apart the roses and cut a small “x” in the center of each layer of petals.

4. Cut a small “x” in the center of each petal layer so the opening is wider and the wrapped lollipop will fit. Starting with the smallest layer, slip the petals onto the lollipop stick. Insert the lollipop rose into the foam ball.

How to make a Lollipop Bouquet for Valentine's Day. CraftsnCoffee.com.

By cutting a small “x” in each layer of petals, the petals will slip over the lollipop wrapper.

These Lollipop Roses are so pretty and super-easy. CraftsnCoffee.com

Easy and pretty!

5. Cover the ball with roses. If there are gaps, adjust the roses, fluff the petals, and fill in with rose buds.

Easy, Lollipop Bouquet for Valentine's Day. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

As you arrange the Lollipop Roses, fluff the petals to fill in the space. If there are any bare spots when you’re finished, use the silk rose buds to fill in the gaps.

6. Remove the ball, center the doily on the pot, and place the ball back in place.

Kids love this easy, Valentine's Day centerpiece. Kids love it! CraftsnCoffee.com

The Valentine Bouquet is a dessert and a decoration (and it’s easy).

I really love this one – it’s easy, pretty and yummy! Have you ever made a Lollipop Tree? Are you working on any other Valentine’s Day crafts? I’d love to hear about them.

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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12 Responses to Valentine Craft: A Valentine Lollipop Tree dressed up as a Lollipop Bouquet

  1. These came out so cute. What a great idea.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Debi. It was fun to see it come together. Sometimes, the projects turn out just like what you’d envisioned (and sometimes not . . . ). Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. Katiria says:

    I haven’t made a lollipop tree but this seems like a pretty easy one to make. Perfect for my desk at work.

    • Sharon says:

      Hi there! It is easy, easy, easy, and your son can help. My daughter has helped make Lollipop Trees in the past. And then you’ll have to make two — one for the office and one for school! Soak up a little of your FL heat and sunshine for us! Thanks for stopping in today. Sharon

  3. LisaM6 says:

    What a fun bouquet. Great use for the flowers. Thanks for another great tut.

    • Sharon says:

      This one was a lot of fun. What are you working on for Valentine’s Day, Lisa? I bet you have a few projects underway! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  4. Angie Dyer says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This is adorable and looks so easy to make! Thank you for sharing with us!

    • Sharon says:

      So glad you like it! I kind of like how it turned out, too. It’s always happy serendipity when the idea you see becomes a happy reality. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too, Angie. Sharon

  5. Debbie Kaste says:

    This is soooooo cute! Love it. It would be great for a teacher gift, I’m sure or even for someone in the hospital. Great project that even kids could help out with. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Sharon says:

      Good idea! You have me thinking about other occasions when you could use a Lollipop Bouquet and it would be nice to take along to a July 4th picnic. Thank you! Sharon

  6. Annette says:

    Oh my, this is simply adorable and looks easy too! Thanks for the tutorial.
    Happy Valentine’s Day……………

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