A recent trip to a local crafting spot revealed a treat I've never heard of, Glübers by Cosmo Cricket! Basically, it's a circle of adhesive, designed to create flowers from all types of mediums, from ribbon to glitter and everything in between.
They come in 2", 2 1/2" or 3" circles and once I saw it, I immediately thought of these paper tissue lollipops and promptly bought two packages. For now, you'll find them in high end specialty craft stores, but I'm sure the box stores like Michael's and JoAnn's will carry them soon! I'm seriously needing to combine them with these flowers from Scrapbooks, Etc. but I digress.
Check out the gift bag topper I made using Glüber and crepe streamers. Don't worry, I'm going to walk you through the cuteness.
24" each of crepe streamer in your choice of colors
lollipop or craft stick (I found my colored sticks at Rite Aid)
1. Fold a streamer in half longways, fold in half again, then fold again.
2. Do the same to your second color streamer.
3. Twist each streamer 'ribbon' together at one end and continuing twisting them together into one strand, making sure they alternate each other.
4. Start in the center, coiling the streamer 'ribbon' around on the Glüber. Thanks to all the adhesive, it sticks like a dream.
5. Before you know it, you have the lollipop top all done.
6. Carefully peel off the lollipop and stick on a 2" cardstock circle and trim everything down, if necessary. Hotglue the mini clothespin and craft stick to the back, tie on your choice of ribbon and your topper is set.
So easy, I decided to make a crepe paper flower by folding a streamer in half and fringing it.
Then, I was having so much fun, I followed the directions and made a ribbon rosette.
It makes a cute gift topper, no? So hop to it, go get some Glübers!
Labels: crafts, favors, Tuesday Tip, Tuesday Tutorial