Monday, January 31, 2011

Hershey Kiss Flowers and Tutorial

A bouquet of flowers and chocolate? Yes please!
I first stumbled upon this idea here on Flickr when I was researching my felt Hershey Kiss pattern. The photographer gives a quick paragraph how-to. I documented the steps with photographs for a more detailed tutorial. I am a visual learner so to the other visual learners out there - this one's for you. I also used fabric and felt instead of saran wrap and fake rose leaves. I think they are cuter that way but anything with fabric and felt is cuter in my humble opinion. : )
What you need to make one flower: a 5"x5" scrap piece of fabric, 2 felt leaves, 2 Hershey Kisses, 1 wooden cooking skewer, and floral tape.

1. Stack the Hershey Kisses together.
2. Set the Kisses gently into the middle of the scrap of fabric.
3. Wrap the fabric around to make it look like a rose bud.

4. Grab it by the base.
5. Gently tuck the skewer into the fabric. It will lie right between the bottom Kiss and the fabric.
6. Start wrapping with floral tape.


7. Wrap the skewer all the way to the bottom to finish off the stem.
Let's add the leaves.
8. Place the leaves over the base of the flower. 9. Start wrapping again with floral tape.
10. I just tape a few inches down to just encase the leaves and give more stability to the flower. You do not have to wrap all the way down the skewer/stem again.
Finished!

9 comments:

  1. You've done it again! They are awesome especially for people like me who are allergic to real flowers. Perhaps my husband should special orders these from you and for once in our 12 years together I will actually get flowers for Valentine's Day!

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  2. This is a great tutorial! Thanks for posting this! You should enter it into the Valentine's Link Party over here.

    http://lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com/

    I entered one myself. Also, if you are interested, I made two things from the Wee Wonderfuls book. I've loved seeing the things you've made from it!

    http://enthusiasticramblings.blogspot.com/

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  3. P.S. You get one of my votes for the Valentine's Day Challenge at Life of Bliss!

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  4. i love these, and you make it look easy enough I am actually tempted to try it....TEMPTED...

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  5. I did something similar one year with cellophane!!!!they were a hit with my co-workers!!

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  6. These were very easy to make and I made them for my 2's and 3's Sunday School class so they could give them to their moms for Mother's Day. Thank you for the step by step directions.

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  7. i saw this and believe it or not i think i am going to use these for my bridal bouguets with s smaill twist of adding the stemms wrapped with ribbon to make them into the bridal and wedding style.... thanks for the great idea.... i am also going to try a short variation as my wedding tabble centers and treats for people to take home if u have any ideas to give me to help i would love to see them and u have cut my flower costs by so much thanks

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