Published on January 21st, 2015 | by Kristen Swain9
Valentine Rose Lollipops
So, I am a frugal crafter.
OK. OK. Cheap.
But, I love to share those cheap ideas with you, so maybe it’s OK?
I am in the holiday aisle of the grocery store every time I go in. Just in case there is a candy I cannot live without.
But I am seeing prices that keep rising, and old standby’s are being phased out. What the what?
I cannot find boxes of conversation hearts any more. They have turned into small bags.
So sad, those boxes are so much fun to cover!
But unless a catastrophe happens, I don’t think Tootsie Pops will be going anywhere any time soon.
So let’s talk pricing.
A bag of these is about $1.50-ish. And the pink crepe paper can be found at the dollar store 2 for $1. So one is $.50.
And a little bit of tape hanging out around the house.
That’s all you need to create these valentine rose lollipops. They are perfect for the kid’s party at school.
Take your lollipop and hold it, then bring the end of the crepe paper up and begin to wrap it around the top of the lolly.
First, wrap it tight, then wrap again and crimp the bottom of the crepe paper around the stick.
Crimp like shown.
Continue wrapping paper around and around the stick, adding ruffles and crimping the bottom as you turn the lollipop and add more crepe.
Once you have enough layers, mine were about 4-6 layers of paper. Crimp the bottom really tight, and add a twist. Holding gently to the paper, and with the other hand the stick, twist to secure the paper into place.
I used a 1-inch piece of tape over both the stick and the paper to secure them into place.
Once you do a couple, it gets easier as you are more sure of the way to crimp the paper into place.
They make a lovely bouquet, no water and they don’t die!
Watch out though. They may disappear on you!