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.
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
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.
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.
5. Cover the ball with roses. If there are gaps, adjust the roses, fluff the petals, and fill in with rose buds.
6. Remove the ball, center the doily on the pot, and place the ball back in place.
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.