Lollypop Bouquets

Lollypop Bouquets final

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I have seen these all over pinterest. I’ve always wanted to do one and after finding the cutest owl valentine’s for my son to give his class, I decided to make them for his teachers!

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This was my owl inspiration!  They hold a fun size pack of skittles. I got them from Oriental Trading. If you haven’t shopped there for party supplies,  you’re missing out!

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The bouquets were really quite easy and turned out really cute.
All you need is a green foam ball, you can find them in the floral dept of Hobby Lobby, a terra cotta pot that fits the ball, paint (if you choose), and lots of Dum Dum suckers.
I really just guessed on making these and after some trial and error completed them!

***Mother’s Day printable at the bottom***

I would normally hot glue the foam ball to the pot,  but I wanted them to be reusable. I also figured out that I needed to break off half of the sucker stick before inserting then into the foam ball so they would all fit.
I then painted the pots with acrylic paint.
Next, I started in the top middle of the ball,  with the ball on top of the pot, and made an X going down both sides then just filled it in putting the dum dums as close together as I could. I wanted to vary the colors but there are not even numbers of any flavor so I just tried to space it out as best as I could. My son “helped” me with the suckers by taste testing several. (Don’t worry, those didn’t make it into the bouquets!)
My adorable labels I made using PicMonkey. This website is so user friendly.  I have made cards, party invites, and party decor with this site. Most of it is free,  but there is also a subscription option so you get even more options, fonts, and styles.
I googled owl images, found one similar to my valentines and uploaded it to Picmonkey. Then just added my text and printed them on cardstock.
The pink hearts and mini clothes pins I found at Target.

So what do you think? I’m in love with them.

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If you are making these for Mother’s Day gifts, here is a free printable you can use to top your bouquet!

Mother's Day printable

Crowd Pleaser Donuts!

Crowd Pleaser Donuts final

I’ve never been much of a fan of Valentine’s day, I mean,  we should love each other every day, right? (Har har har) This was always a plus for my hubby too. No gifts,  no flowers (even though I usually get some),  no special night out. All of that is pretty much the same but now I have two kids to do fun crafts and food with!
My son has developed my same love for themed foods so i wanted to do something heart shaped for Valentine’s day. While looking through Pinterest,  I found donuts and I thought they would be a “sweet” way to start the day.
Hot oil and I don’t really get along but these were so easy to make! Not to mention, delicious!
Head on over to Little Bit Funky to get her full instruction that I  followed.

So all you need are a can of biscuits, oil, a cinnamon and sugar mix, butter, and something to cut holes or like I did,  a heart shape!
I laid all the biscuits out and used my awesome Dollar Store find, (5 heart shape cookie cutters for $1!) to cut out the centers.

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Once the oil was heated up,  med heat,  in went my dough. Just a couple minutes on each side until they are brown.

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You could stop there but why? After you pull the wonderful fried dough from their oil bath place them on a paper towel lined plate. Then place one side down in melted butter,  flip,  then swirl your buttery donut in the cinnamon and sugar mix.

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Take a moment to pat yourself on the back then dig in! These are so good and there are so many toppings you could do.

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I’ve got another Valentine’s day goodie coming up! Stay tuned!