My, dear friend, Susan told me about something she made at a Flower Camp she attended with a friend. I was looking for a craft project to make with the kids at Keri's birthday party and this sounded perfect!
Supplies:*Ice-cream dish (I found ice-cream cone glasses at Christmas Tree Shoppe for 50c each)
*Bend-y straws (Abbey bought from Friendly's for $3.00 for 15 of them)
*Floral foam for fresh flowers (AC Moore doesn't carry it so we went to a local florist. $1.50 a block. I cut six squares from each block that filled 6 glasses). I pre-moistened the foam in each glass.
* 2 Bunches Mums from Produce Junction ($2.00 per bunch) Carnations were what Susan used but they were $5.00 for a smaller bunch and I thought these would work just as well). I pre-snipped the stems to about 4-inches long and had the foam in each glass. I could have let the kids do this themselves but for the sake of time and the littler ones, I did it ahead.
*Little red flowers for the cherry on top (I snipped red impatients from my kitchen window box)
* Squares of white plastic so the green floral foam doesn't show through the clear glass (I cut white WM bags) I would double this next time.
*Scissors and garden clippers
NOTE: Susan said they lined the top edge of the cup with green leaves before adding the carnations. I didn't do this with the girls.
Oh, Keri, with the dark brown eyes ~ Mom-Mom loves you!