Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Sweet Treat Flowers

This is what I made as little thank you gifts at my Open House. I made 50 of these, and it really didn't take very long at all. All you do is take a Sweet Treat Cup and poke a skewer in it. You can use the 1/16" punch to make the hole first, which is easier than just forcing the skewer through the plastic. The pointy end of the skewer will now rest on the inner top part of the cup (without going through it). Now fill with skittles, or your favourite treat. Punch a 1 3/4" circle of cardstock in your desired colour. I used Only Orange... I know, can you believe it?? Peel the adhesive backing off the Sweet Treat Cup and stick the circle on top (it only just fits). You'll still have a rim of adhesive to stick 7 x 1" Circles around to make flower petals. I used Yoyo Yellow...for maybe the first time ever! Now use Tombow glue to stick another 1 3/4" circle over the top, to make the back look neater. I also stamped on mine "Wishing you the sweetest day ever" (from the "Something Sweet" set). I tied some Old Olive ribbon around the skewer for leaves. It's probably the only time in my life I wished we had Green Galore ribbon!
I stuck these in a ceramic container filled with a square of floral foam. I decorated it with the Kaleidoscope Paper. Everyone seemed to like them :o) I think they would make a cute little party favour for a Birthday Party, Christening or Baby Shower!


16 comments:

  1. These are just fabulous! I love them!

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  2. That bunch of flowers is VERY impressive Marelle! I can imagine how well they went down with your guests! Just lovely!

    Karen
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  3. Hi Marelle... what a fantastic idea. Might make some of those for my daughters 2nd birthday. Thanks so much for the inspiration as always.
    Janice
    x

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  4. The flowers look great.

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  5. These look really great Marelle, I just love these treat cups.

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  6. You are one very clever lady Marelle. I think these are my kind of flowers, they will never die and need throwing out. Marls

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  7. Gorgeous flowers, Marelle! A great way to use the Sweet Treat cups for a cute and very sweet treat! Hope your Open House went well.
    Michelle x

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  8. What a GREAT idea. I love it.

    Teneale

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  9. These are stunning, Marelle! You have inspired me to purchase the Sweet Treats goodies ~ haven't been inspired by them up until I'd seen your project. Thank You!

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  10. Very clever idea Marelle. I just used my die cut blooms for my flowers but this is another great way. Thanks for sharing another fantastic way to use coloured cardstock (like yo yo yellow) that I use very little of.

    Liam

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  11. Oh, these are just a 'treat' (pardon the pun). Seriously, what a superb demo and small hostess gift at workshops as well.

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  12. These are wonderful Marelle and thanks for letting us know how you did them. I'm going to use this idea as my guest gifts for Saturday. I can't believe how quick they are to make.

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  13. Wow Marelle. These are fantastic. I so love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. fabulous idea Marelle, they look great. thank you for giving all of us, a reason to use Only orange cardstock.

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  15. You are so clever!! These look stunning and are so easy to make. Thanks for sharing your idea.
    Kerryl x

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