Sep 13, 2010

Thank You gifts

I have a bunch of projects I'm wrapping up and getting ready to share but they aren't quite share-worthy yet.  So, in the mean time, here's another fun family favorite.  We make these a lot and give them as Thank you gifts.  Recently, I've had some questions about how to make them so here's a quick explanation of what is needed and the steps I follow when making a bouquet.

Supplies needed for cookies:
- Small Gum drops ( I usually get the spiced drops from Walmart)
- BBQ Skewers
- Store bought cookies with holes in the center, my favorites are:  Keebler Fudge Stripes & Murray Sugar-free Shortbread flower shaped cookies.  You can also use Keebler Rite Bite, 100 calorie Grasshopper cookies or 100 calorie Cookies and Cream. (Just keep your eyes open as you shop, if the cookie or cracker has a hole in the middle, it will most likely work.)

Supplies needed for container:
Small flower pot
Floral foam
hot glue gun and glue

Step One:  Put a gumdrop on a BBQ skewers and push it down about 3/4 an inch.  It looks better if you put the gumdrop on upside down.

Step Two:  Add the cookie - so far pretty easy right?  I love easy and cute and so these cookie flowers are perfect!

Step Three:  Add another gumdrop on top of the flower.  This time, put the gumdrop right side up.  And, there you have it - you just made a cookie flower.

Next, you need to prepare the container.

Step One:  Locate a pot.   I just get mine from Walmart or Hobby Lobby and I paint them.  Sometimes I will buy these in advance, paint them and then stash them for when I need them down the road.

Step Two:  Add floral foam to the inside of the pot.  I like to buy a block of it and cut it to the size needed.

Step Three:  Add your flowers and arrange bouquet.  I always start with one in the center and then cut the bbq skewers down to adjust the height of each flower.

Step Four:  Once all your flowers are in place, heat up your glue gun and very carefully add some moss on top of the floral foam.  This will hide your foam and the bases of your skewers and will just add that extra touch of cuteness.

Step Five:  Add a bow if you so desire, I always do.

Step Six:  Go make a flower delivery to brighten someone's day.

Sooooo, sooo, easy!


staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love this simple & so cute!

Love your little helpers too :)

Becky said...

This is adorable!! I saw it on Blue Cricket and had to check it out =)


Meg said...

Oh, how cute! I'm definitely trying this with my kids. (If I can keep them from eating all the candy first!)

I'd love it if you linked up to my weekend link party! Have a great day!

Maddycakes said...

I love this idea~ so cute and easy to do with the kiddos. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Angel said...

I tried this out. Posted on my blog today..
Thank you for the idea!

Brenda Squicquero said...

I'm going to use this for a craft at chuch! Our Word of Life has a theme each week. This week is cookies!! Perfect for our preschoolers!!