Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bubble wand flower tutorial

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Here it is - finally - the bubble wand flower tutorial! My computer is having some issues, so it takes really long to upload pictures, am trying to get that fixed, but managed to get this on here...

Items you need:
  • bubble wands (only $1 at Walmart...)

  • construction paper or cardstock in different colors

  • adhesive

  • scissors

  • optional: flower punches

For each flower do the following:

Cut out a big flower shape, large enough to fully cover the label of the bubble wand. Cut some smaller pieces for the center, or use flower punches if you have any. Fold the green paper before you cut your leaves, that way you will end up with two pieces that have the same shape.Then, glue the big flower onto the label, I just used a regular glue stick and covered the whole label with the glue.Glue the center of the flower in place, and put glue on the whole bottom leaf. I dabbed some glue on the bubble wand to where I glued the leaf on, to make sure it wouldn't slip down... If you want to make sure it won't come off, you can use some clear tape to make sure the leaves stay where they're supposed to be.Here is your finished product!I made a bunch of them and arranged them in a popcorn bucket, so that I would have a cute center piece for the party. I just love the way this looks, and it is SO easy! I put some marbles in the bottom of the bucket to make sure it wouldn't tip, and it helped to put a taller can in the center, so that some of the flowers would look taller, to resemble a 'real' bouquet. I stuffed some newspaper in between the 'stems' to keep them in place, and covered it up with some easter grass. All kids at the party (ages 2-9) loved these favors, it's always hard to find something that works for all ages, and even the boys were OK with the flowers, since it was only a 'temporary' thing :) I highly recommend this! (Although my 2 year old needs some help while using it, she tends to pour it all out at once, while trying to make bubbles ;) )

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2 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [30 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by and trying to link up! The linky is now open again! Love all your projects! singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com