Though the timing of this post may be a little late, I thought I’d share it anyway. After all these flowers are fun to make for any occasion or even as a little token of thanks for your kiddos to give their teachers as school gets out.
Last week, I had the privilege of attending Muffins for Mom’s at my daughter’s preschool. Along with some delicious muffins, the most precious little songs, and a couple of art masterpieces, we received this beautiful flower and vase from our little ones.
It inspired us to create more flowers at home and turn them into a little gift for our Grandmothers this Mother’s Day.
However, since I happen to think that a delicious piece of chocolate is one of the best little luxuries in life, we added a piece of these beautifully wrapped Godiva chocolates to the middle of each of our flowers.
I didn’t take any photos of the process, but it’s really quite simple (after all, my preschooler taught us how!). You just color one white coffee filter with markers, using any design that you’d like. Then, place a second white coffee filter directly underneath the one you just colored and place them on an art tray or old plastic tablecloth (anything so that they next step doesn’t ruin your furniture)! Use a spray bottle to mist over the entire surface of the colored filter until the colors start to flow and blend. When it dries, both filters will be full of bold and beautiful color.
After your coffee filters have dried, leave them stacked one on top of the other, grab the wrapped candy of your choice and pinch the center of the filters around the end of your candy to form your flower. Then, wrap a green pipe cleaner around the bottom side that you have pinched together until it holds the flower and candy into place, leaving the remainder for your stem. If you’d like, cut a leaf from green paper to glue around your stem and add a personalized note.
The flowers are delightful whether displayed in a vase…
…or wrapped in tissue.