Lollys, Lollys and more Lollys by Margie
Margie loves making Lollys. She used the Avalon collection by Amanda Herring to create this display that is quite frankly prettier than most bouquets of flowers, last a whole lot longer, and creates quite the wow effect!
The concept for making these is very simple. Take a sheet of 12×12 paper and score lines an equal distance from each other. You can make the lolly small and make scores every 1/4″ or make lollys big and score every 4″… totally up to you, but you may need to add more paper to the edge in order to have enough paper to form into a circle. Then it is time to accordion fold the paper and attach the ends. Then set the circle on a flat surface and glue the top edge into the center. Glue guns work best for this project and it is really helpful to have a friend hold while you glue.
When the flower is complete, there will be a hole in the center to cover up. You can make smaller lolly to stack on top, like Margie did. Or, you can add circle punches in various sizes.
The final touch is the buttons and sparkle touches.
A really cute touch is the way Margie finished off the lolly by adding a stick and tying it with an assortment of ribbon AND a rectangle piece of the Bazzill Antique Paper. There is something about this added touch that brings everything together.
In case you have never made a Lolly, here is a quick series of photos to guide you. The shots are from a project featuring during Creative Escape.