Happy Tuesday! It's Deedee here, with another fun Tuesday Tutorial for you. With Valentine's Day coming up in a few weeks, I thought it would be fun to share a simple way for you to personalize some very inexpensive treats and make them special. Today we're making lollipop covers! :-)
A. Materials List
Here's what you need to get started:
Lollipops (the flat variety)
1/4-inch wide double-stick tape
Hole punch (standard-sized)
Digis, patterned papers, and embellishments of your choice
B. Making the Lollipop Covers
1. Cut your cardstock into 2.5-inch by 5.75-inch strips.
2. Along the long side (the 5.75-inch side), score the cardstock, from right to left, at these intervals: 2.5 inches, 2.75 inches, 5.25 inches, and 5.5 inches.
3. Rotate the cardstock so that the short sides run along the top and bottom of the piece.
4. Using a standard-sized hole punch, punch a hole at the center point of the strip of cardstock between the 5.25-inch and 5.5-inch score marks. The lollipop stick will go through this hole, so center the hole the best you can.
5. Crease the cardstock along all score lines, and then fold up the bottom-most quarter-inch section of cardstock to create a little flap.
6. Apply 1/4-inch wide double-stick tape to the outward-facing surface of this flap.
7. Slide the lollipop stick through the punched hole, positioning the candy part so that it sits on what will be the inside of the pouch, with the taped flap curling up around the bottom of it.
8. Remove the backing from the double-stick tape, and fold the lid of the lollipop pouch down over the top of the candy, aligning the bottom edges of the lid with the bottom edges of the taped section. Press to seal together. This will create a box-like cover around the candy portion of the lollipop.
9. Decorate the cover as desired. I decorated mine with digis and patterned papers from the new From the Heart set.
There you have it -- a simple way to make an inexpensive treat something special for someone special! If you have any questions about this tutorial, please leave a comment on this post. Please be sure to include your email address if you would like a direct reply. Until next time, happy crafting! :-)