DIY: Heart & Lollipop Valentines Flowers

And JUST LIKE THAT! It’s February! Not a pound shed, but on track with a few things. Slow and steady friends, slow and steady. It’s Make Something Monday! Whatever you make (or not) may you make your Monday a great one!

When my oldest niece (now 15!) Crystal was a Kindergartner, we made these Heart & Lollipop Valentines Flowers and we had so much fun. If you’re looking to create something with your young ones (and old ones for that matter), this is a fun and easy one. They also make for a great card as opposed to the typical cards you find at the local store. This idea came from Martha Stewart’s site, and I tweaked a few things here and there.

Here’s what you need:

  • Card stock or Construction paper
  • Hole punch (I found the standard size to be rather large so I used a smaller one)
  • Scissors
  • Glue (only if you need to, I didn’t)
  • Lollipop
  • Ribbon (this is optional, and I used this in lieu of glue to hold the petals/ hearts together)
  • Pen (I use my favorite colors)

Steps:

  1. Use card stock to make a half-heart template about 3 inches high and 1 1/4 inches wide. Fold a 12-by-3 1/2-inch piece of construction paper in half vertically, and trace four half-hearts along the fold.
  2. Cut out hearts; unfold.
  3. Stack hearts; punch a hole 1/4 inch up from bottom. Position petals to form a flower, making sure holes line up. Secure by applying glue around holes; let dry.  Or you can secure it using a piece of ribbon and tying a bow (this can act as the stem, so I used a sage green) Write name on a petal. Insert lollipop.

Have a Sweet February, friends! And if you make this…let me know how it goes!

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