Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thirty Lollipops

Did you think I was turning thirty?
That would make me a very young grammy.

I wanted to do something special for my daughter's 30th birthday.
 I had seen something like this on a blog ~ sorry I don't remember where ~
and started searching Goodwill for the materials.

 Can you believe that I found new skewers in the package
as well as floral foam and a black metal vase?

Next I bought suckers. 
I found the pink starfish, the flip flops, and the ducks at Dollar Tree.
I also bought the giant one that Cate calls a lollipop.
The others came from Big Lots, so this was not 
an expensive gift to make.

I started by putting the suckers on the skewers.
After  about four fourteen I realized there was a dull end and a
sharp end to them. Who knew?
Obviously they would go in better if I used the pointed end.

But then I realized that some of those would be too tall.
I started cutting the skewers in half. 
(Actually I broke the first one in half, but the big splinter scared me.)
Did you know that when you cut skewers in half, one of those halves
will always fall off the opposite side of the table where you're working?
You'll have to walk around the table, pick it up,
come back around to the opposide opposite side of the table,
and do it all over again.
I think opposide could be a new word, don't you?

After I artfully arranged the suckers, I realized the foam showed.
I found pink shred in my craft closet and
discovered it would have been easier to cover the foam
before inserting 30 skewers.

I then made the saying that goes with this gift.
Some of you may already know where this is going,
but I was raised very strictly.
Even today, there are some words I just can't say,
much less put in writing and photograph.

Thirty Sucks!

(Please don't tell my mother I wrote that.)


Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

I love this what a fun gift. I bet thirty will suck less now! I won't tell your mom if you don't tell mine :)

Thanks so much for coming by and for leaving such a nice comment. I am glad I put my not spending money goal in writing it will definitly help spur me along. I hope you will stop by again soon.

:) Michelle

Curtains In My Tree said...


Glad you came over to my blog

You mentined you had never seen any spoons holders like I found. Princess House made some once. I have them of my mother's that is how I knew what they were for.

Your grandaughters party bucket is really cute.

You don't look old enough to have a 30 year old Grandaughter


Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You are just too clever and funny for words! I am on a hunt now for a larger container for someone who will need many more than 30 suckers. I will do it just to be able to say, "50 sucks!"

I won't tell your mother if you promise not to tell mine - hah!


Cindy@OldTimePickers said... did a great job. I used to make these gifts professionally when I owned a candy bouquet franchise. I enjoyed working with candy, but it was one heck of a process so I know what you went through to create this masterpiece!

Ruffles and Relics said...

really cute idea I will have to do this for my sister's bday..

Debby said...

How funny. I had to laugh about telling your Mom.

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

lol....I am tellllling! Give me your mommy's number!

Oooh how "sweet" (pun intended) ~giggle~ I am going to make one for myself, nobody else is crafty enough(at my house) and I love suckers!!! I will need a lot more suckers too~ sniff sniff (but I am not telling lol)