These are a pretty and delicious present for someone. They are easy to make once you get the hang of it. You can put a bunch of them in a ceramic pot as a gift. Or tie a few together and put on top of a gift. Or just hand someone a single rose and brighten their day.
Total Time: about 2 minutes per rose
Yield: as many as you want
Source: A friend showed me how to do this about 15 years ago.
lollipop sticks - I found mine at a craft store.
cellophane or other slick wrapping paper, optional- you might even use tissue paper if you are gentle.
florist tape - can sometimes be found at the dollar store
leaves- I also found these at the dollar store
Cut out cellophane into 5 inch squares (approximately).
Take 2 Kisses and lay the bottoms together. Center the top Kiss peak onto the center of the cellophane. Wrap around.
Lay the stick next to the bottom Kiss peak. Twist the cellophane tightly around the stick.
Wrap the florist tape tightly around the cellophane (at the base of the Kiss) and the stick, going diagonally.
About halfway down, lay the leaf stem next to the stick and wrap the florist tape over it.
Finish wrapping the stick with your florist tape. Cut or tear off the tape and press the extra onto the stick.