Sweet Sentiment” #TBCCrafters Hop

So it’s almost Valentine’s day and I saw a craft like this one on Craft Test Dummies Blog and thought it would be fun to make for a Valentine gift for my Mom.  You could change these up however you wish, I just wanted to share the basics on how to do it.  I think next time, I would use separate leaves and vary them on a thicker stem, but these worked well and were simple to slip on.

I wanted to add a quote that I heard to share for this Valentine’s Day:  “The love of God is like the ocean; you can see its’ beginning, but not its end.”  Remember that, when you’re feeling lonely or having troubles.  It’s one to always lean on!  Have a blessed holiday, and please be sure to comment on and share this #TBCCrafters craft, I hope you like it!!

 

Sweet Sentiment” Craft

 

Materials/Tools Needed:

  • Chocolate Kisses
  • Green Pipe Cleaners or Wire
  • Floral Tape
  • Scissors
  • Artificial Leaves
  • Red Tissue Paper
  • Glue Dots
  • & Time!1-1024x768

Instructions:

 Start by putting a glue dot on the bottom of a candy kiss.2-1024x768

Next, using one of your pipe cleaners or wire, fold it over the bottom (securing it to the dot) with about a 2.5″ overhang.  With the leftover, fold it around the pipe cleaner at the tip to secure.3-1024x768

Once you have it secured, add a glue dot to the bottom of another candy and attach it to the one in the pipe cleaner.4-1024x768

Now we’re going to start wrapping it.  Take about a 8″ x 6″ piece of red tissue paper (or white, pink, etc., depending on you plan to give them to) and fold it over lengthwise twice and then add a small lip.  Insert your candy under that lip at one end of the paper.5-1024x768

Begin rolling the paper around the candy, folding it in places as you go to resemble rose petals.  You can keep it simple or get into this and try to make it as realistic as possible.  Completely up to you.6-1024x768

Once you have the tissue completely rolled, fold down a corner and fold it near the bottom to secure it.  This way, when you tape it, it will hide the folds and edges.  Using floral tape, start at the tip of the candy and work down, until you have the red completely covered and secure.7-1024x768

Now, using whatever you wish for greenery, attach a piece to the bottom.  I was using artificial leaves that I could just insert on the pipe cleaner and drag up to the bottom, but you are welcome to use single leaves and then just do the floral tape all the way down the pipe cleaner or wire to cover as you go – completely your call.8-1024x768-1

When you’ve finished however many you wish to create, you can insert them into a small vase, make a corsage or whatever it is that you think your Valentine would enjoy.  Since I used the pipe cleaners, there wasn’t much stability, so I had to make them where I could lay them down to present them.9-1024x768

Hope you like it!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

 

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” –1 Corinthians 13:13

 

All pictures and text are my own and have not been copied in any way.  I, Jamie Tomkins, own and operate Tiger Strypes Blog located at www.TigerStrypes.com. From time to time you’ll hear about my real life experiences or creations with products and/or services from companies and individuals. Let it be known that I have no affiliation with these said companies, and have not received compensation for reviewing or using their service/product. The information that I give regarding the product/service is based off my own personal experience, I do not guarantee that your experience will be the same.

Jamie is the owner and writer of “Tiger Strypes Blog” located at www.TigerStrypes.com.  She decided to start “Tiger Strypes” to be able to write and share all types of things. A lot of people say they have a certain genre for their blog, either Family, Home & Garden, etc. I cannot put a pinpoint on what I write about, since it’s all over the place. I talk about my family, crafting, God, and many other things. Forgive me for not picking a category – Tiger Strypes fits them all!
Away from the blog, I’m a stay-at-home Mom as well as run my own home-based business, JTGDesign, which offers graphic design, photo  and project creation.

 

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February 13, 2014

Sweet Sentiment Craft For Valentine’s Day #TBCCrafters

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  1. Rose Powell

    February 13th, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Love love love love these rose buds! I would be so happy if I received a bouquet!

  2. Jamie

    February 13th, 2014 at 11:49 am

    They were so easy to make Rose – I sent this set to my Mom! 🙂

  3. Ellen Christian

    February 13th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    What a cute idea. I love the way these turned out!

  4. Jamie

    February 13th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks Ellen!!

  5. Dawn Pruitt

    February 13th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Oh wow! I really love these and am so gonna make some for my kids! My hubby will love it too! Thanks for sharing! Pinned and Tweeted

  6. Jamie

    February 17th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing Dawn!!

  7. Mary {Raising Dick and Jane}

    February 16th, 2014 at 11:58 am

    These are cute and make such a great gift.

  8. Jamie

    February 17th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I sent mine to my Mom for Valentine’s Day – hope she likes them. Thanks for the comment Mary!

  9. Mag@GirlyCreation

    February 19th, 2014 at 2:02 am

    These turn out so great for not just Valentine’s Day but also for birthdays or any day that you want to show your love. Such a great idea!