Yesterday, when I posted the request for help, I also text a great friend whose son goes to the same school as Evan. She's incredibly crafty and has great supplies! She came over today with a project that is easy and beautiful. I (quite shockingly I know) totally spaced taking pictures during the project but I did remember to take a few afterwards. So here, along with a basic supply list and a simple how-to is the 1st of a couple of projects I'm doing to express my gratitude to Evan's amazing 2nd grade teacher.
- Foam square-we used 4x4x4 but you could use whatever size/shape you like
- Popsicle sticks to go all the way around (I used 41 sticks)
- Crafting Moss (we used 2 kinds, a drier brown and a fuzzier green) [technical terms right there huh?!]
- Hot glue
- Ribbon of your choice
- 5 (or however many you choose) flower lollipops
- Embellishments of your choice
- affix popsicle sticks to outside edge of your foam with hot glue in 'fence like' manner
- drizzle hot glue over top of foam and apply brown moss
- affix greener moss over top of brown (so that some brown is visible) in above manner
- cut lollipop sticks to desired length (less than the size of your foam) and push into foam in desired pattern
- cut ribbon to desired length (I used 1 piece to wrap around, then a 2nd piece for the bow which I glued on top)
- dab a spot of hot glue onto the center of the back side and wrap ribbon around to front. (my friend wrapped hers around and tied it into a cute knot)
- apply desired embellishments, if any
Let your imagination run wild. My friend said that last time she made this project she also made paper flowers that she glued to the cut pieces of lollipop sticks to mix with the lollipops for a more full and varied look.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful and easy craft-I certainly did and I can't wait to give it to our beloved teacher!