Gumball Flowers… A Valentine’s Treat

After polling the girls, they have decided that their favorite Valentine treat to date are these Gumball Flowers. Apparently they were quite a hit for both of their classes and they loved them, too! I thought I’d share this fun idea again so you could grab the supplies and make them this year!

Gumball Flowers Tutorial

Hey y’all!  I hope that you are warming up a bit!  I am really excited to share a fun Valentine’s treat idea with you today… Gumball Flowers!   The girls are planning on giving these out to their friends at school for Valentine’s Day this year and they are Adorable!  Did you notice the capital A-dorable?   Yep… that cute!

Let’s learn how to make them…

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Gumball Flowers Tutorial 

Supplies Needed:

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Step One.   Cut a square of cellophane a little larger than the mason jar lid and lay it on top of the lid.  Add a large gumball to the middle.

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Step Two.  Add small gumballs around the larger gumball in the center.

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Step Three. Place the funnel end of the plastic balloon stick right on top of the large gumball in the middle of the mason jar lid.

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Step Four.  Now you will gather up the cellophane around the gumballs and attach with the small rubberband to the plastic balloon funnel.

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Step Five.  Finally, you will attach the stick to the top of the flower.  I trimmed the stick just about in half to make  the flower more to scale.  You may also want to add a dab of hot glue to the stick at the top to attach it to the funnel end.  Otherwise, it could separate easily.  To finish it off, add ribbon to fancy things up a bit!

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I am really excited for the girls to hand these sweet flowers out to their classmates.  They are just so cute and are perfect for all ages to give to their friends!

Gumball Flowers An Adorable #Valentines Treat!  #valentinestreat #kidscrafts

What are your children handing out this year to their buddies?

If you need a few ideas, check out our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board…

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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. Janet says

    I do not have school age children but these are seriously some sweet flowers!! Love the idea. Thank you for all the creativity you share in this space :) Have a beautiful day!

  2. Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage says

    These are just darling! I love how bright and shiny and colorful the gumballs are. Where did you find the balloon sticks? Are they something you were able to purchase in a store or do you have to order them online?

  3. says

    What a cute idea!

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  4. Ginger says

    These are adorable! I am going to make some for my friends’ daughter. I know you state to use large & small gum balls, but do you know what the size of the gum balls? Is the large 1 inch & the small 3/8 inch?
    Thanks for posting such a great idea!!

  5. says

    What a wonderful idea! Perfect for Valentine’s!

    If you can, I would love for you to come and share this post over at the Really Crafty link party that is live right now!


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