The elements I incorporated are:
- Of course, the Flower Power element featured on Cokie Pop Paper
- Embossing on a Cricut cut elements featured on Paper Crafts by Candace
- Die-Cut Negative element from Organized Chaos (This may not be so obvious but I used a round swirl and instead of throwing out the negative I cut a circle around it and used it as a snails shell. ;-) )
- A swirl element because I don't have a Gypsy featured on Yonique Reflections (I put a swirl on some of the flowers one from the snail I just spoke about above. If it wasn't for these designing team ladies I think the snail would have been shell-less. LOL)
- The shadow feature element from Light Whimsy
- Paper piecing element from Addicted to Paper (Boy did I paper piece. LOL)
- A Food Element Altered featured on Crafty Go Lucky (I assume candy counts as food, but don't tell my kid's I said that! LOL)
- Thanks to all the members of the design team over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog I had lots of fun incorporating your ideas into my project.
- Fun Size Candy Bars
- A pot or vase bottom of some sort to hold your bouquet
- Floral Foam
- Light weight wire (I used 24 guage)
- green floral tape
- Craft Picks
- bamboo skewers
- Terrifically Tack Tape
- Flowers cut out in various sizes using your cricut or other cutting machine. I used about 3 or 4 different cartridges
- A title or banner. I have a Happy Birthday SVG available to download in a previous post.
- Some insects or birds or some kind of life cut outs using your cricut or other cutting machine.
- Leaves cut out in various sizes using your cricut or other cutting machine.
You want to take your 24 gauge wire and cut it about 5 inches long and wrap it around the bottom of a Craft Pick then you want to it around the bamboo skewers. You want to kind of point it out as if it were a leaf on a stem. You will want to add 3 or 4 craft picks to the bamboo skewers. I wouldn't advise adding more than 4 to a skewer as the candy is a bit more weighty than you think and too many candy bars on one stem can cause it want to bend and not stand up straight.
Once you have the skewers covered you will want to take the fun size candy and flip it to the back. Most of the wrapper labels have little flaps that you can lift up. Take some Terriffically Tacky Tape and and run it along this flap. Now place the craft pick in between the flap and wrapper. Think of a leaf protuding out. On the Reese Cups, there is no flap. I just slide the craft picks through the back of the wrapper. The craft picks will poke out the top of the Reese Cups but you can just cover the the part that sticks out with a bug, flower or something.