Here is my picnic pal.
Have I told ya'll how much I love this dude? He is my underbelly, girls...my soft spot!! He has been thru so much in his 10 years. He has had surgeries, eye therapy, dyslexic testing, dog attack, broken bones. He lives out loud like his momma. I made him come away from the computer game and enjoy the sunshine while I played with lollipops.
Ever since I got those 2 books from Colorful Images magazine, Candy bouquets and fruit bouquets, I've been on the hunt for little pots, jars and vases to have a good stash for the makings of my bouquets. The pink pot (for fruit bouquets) I got for 50cents at a resale shop and the little jar was a pimento jar. I saw Lady Katherine this week did some adorable lollipop centerpieces with Walmart lollies but I found mine at a Dollar Tree on the other side of town. I could not resist the colors and shapes. I bought $3 worth of pops and have had a blast with them. I played 1 day in my craft room and made a bouquet for our neighbors.
I am showing ya'll how you gotta fluff the bouquet a little with tissue or something to cover up the lollipop sticks. It is meticulous and time consuming work but I like the results.
And they did too. I hear that the 2 sisters are fighting over who gets to keep the little 75 cent vase I used.
I like that for a few bucks you can make peeps feel special and loved.
I pop dot taped the top of the jar to the bottom and taped a scalloped paper cut out to the lid (now the bottom of the arrangement) I tied a ribbon to the side of the lid. I then carefully took pink tissue paper and tucked it into and around the jar innards (had to google the spelling of that word. lol). Very carefully I stuffed the inside of all the pink tissue with white floral foam from The Dollar Tree. I had to slice and dice it to get pieces into this little jar. You gotta have a great base to pic your arrangement into.
It was a lot of work for a little treat for a precious girl that is turning 13 next week. Her little brother plays ball with my lil guy and I have a thing for her because she's such a great young lady. Her mamma told me she loves these hair bands so me and little guy went out and picked her 3 of them and I had all the rest on hand to make a basket for her.
Just think...all this fun edible arrangement all because lil guy wanted to try 1.
A dear friend has had a birthday and she loves glass pieces so I could show ya'll what I got her to stuff in this Easter Egg looking box...do ya want to take a looks see?...
I piled a bunch of candy on top but it looks un-dignified so this is your peek.
I KNOW she will love it and she does not have to know that it only set me back $4 at BigLots. They have a special "lot" in mine and this was 1/2 price. She'd pay $30 for something like this and not blink.
Lil guys fav jelly beans are SweetTarts.
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