More Sweet Centers


I’ve seen loads of these on blogs and forum galleries and decided to try it myself.  I’m here to tell you this is about as easy as it comes, and if I hadn’t needed a heap 0′ Sweet Treat cups for my Hostess Club, I would have made a rainbow of these flowers.  Well, a Halloween Rainbow…Yellow and Orange…Toe-bod-butt colors.

You see, in my family, we don’t call these Candy Corn.  We call them Toe-bod-butts.  Please excuse our French, but that’s what we’ve always called them.  The yellow part is the toe, the orange part is the body, and the white part, well, it’s the butt.  That’s just what it is.  Of course, when we start scouring the grocery aisle for them around August we have to remember to ask for Candy Corn.  You get funny looks at Safeway when you ask for Toe-bod-butts.  Go figure.

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  • Sweet Centers Stamp Set
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, and Old Olive Classic Ink pads
  • Two 2 1/2″ circles of cardstock  (for the back to cover the bag of the Treat Cup)
  • Tombo adhesive, Sticky Strip, Linen Thread, Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain and Old Olive 1 1/4″ grosgrain stripe ribbon, Circle Scissors Plus, bamboo skewer

Gotta order me some more Sweet Treat cups!


5 thoughts on “More Sweet Centers

  1. this is just a brillant idea for a teacher or a girl’s birthday gift but I don’t know how you fixed it on the stick. can you help me thanks

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  2. To attach the flower to the stick, I used a pair of 2 1/2″ circles. The first circle is attached directly to the cup. The second circle is attached to the first with sticky strip (anything else won’t hold well enough) and the stick is held in place between the two. I used a bamboo skewer as a stick because that’s what I had on hand!

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  3. I just made these using a small flower pot. However, I can’t get the stick to stand up because they are top heavy. Do you have any suggestions for making them stand up straight?

    Thanks, Cora

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    1. Hi Cora,

      I have a couple of ideas. You can fill the flower pot with plaster of paris (this is a permanent solution) or cheapo kid’s modeling clay (not-so-permanent solution). If you’re just using glass marbles or beans or something like that, they will be tippy.

      If you don’t want to do that, then I suggest you find a taller flower pot so that the stems will be supported. Cutting the stems so they aren’t too tall will also help.

      Good luck with your project!

      Anne

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