Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Christmas lollipop

There's a new poll on the left for the new month (yes I know I'm a day late) so please be sure to vote for your favourite Christmas colours! And if your favourite combination isn't there, please leave me a comment to tell me what it is. (Shameless request for comments!)

Today’s project is for Kate C, as I forgot to post this project after her workshop last month and apparently she’s (gasp!) lost (eaten?) the sample I gave her!

It’s a lollipop cover, as you can see, and it’s really easy to make. The hardest part is finding flat lollipops but I’ve seen festive chocolate ones in Sainsbury’s and Home Bargains. If you don’t want festive ones and can’t find anything suitable, you could cover them with plain foil.

So, the cover... all you need is a strip of Designer Series Paper (or cardstock) which measures about 1cm wider than your lollipop. The length depends on how you plan to join the ends – this strip I think was about 14cm. Basically, when you fold the strip of paper in half, it should be at least 1cm taller than the lollipop.

With your paper folded in half, punch a hole halfway along the crease – this is where the stick pokes through. Then decorate the front and seal at the top. If you have used a longer piece of paper you can punch a couple of holes and tie the top with ribbon. But stapling is very quick and easy and you know that’s what I like.

Stamps: Sparkly & Bright
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Paper: Merry Moments
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Very Vanilla, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Crop-A-Dile™, household staple

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4 comments:

  1. Love the project - would be very popular with kids - of all ages :)

    My fave colour combo for your poll is Green Galore and Pixie Pink. Inspired by one of K's sleepers :)

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  2. That's great Helen. I've seen similar before, but it was great to get a reminder - especially when I just had the card list for pre-school and there's 23 on there! Might whip up a batch of these instead of cards for them all.

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  3. That is really cute and what a fast, easy gift! CC

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  4. So cute girl. Love it! TF the idea.

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