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Valentines Sucker Gift Basket


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Design by: Myca (1 Project)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: less than 30 minutes
Project tags: Valentine's Day

Homemade Suckers and a cute saying to go with it. What more would your valentine want?

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • silver bucket
  • foam
  • shredded paper
  • hot glue gun
  • suckers (homemade or store bought)
  • cello wrap
  • red black and white card stock
  • glitter glue
  • ribbon
  • tape

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STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Find a cute bucket and fill it with the foam. You will need to cut the foam into a rectangle or circle that will fit in the container or holder you plan to use, using a knife. The foam should not be higher than the sides of the container. I left about an inch.
I chose red and white shredded paper, you can do it yourself, but for a time saver I bought a couple bags. You won't need much, so keep it for another use.
I like using my hot glue gun. It's fast and easy. Just make sure to only glue the foam, so you can use the bucket later without having to scrape off hot glue from the sides.
I made suckers, but you can purchase suckers if you don't want to make them! Suckers are Very Easy to make, there are many recipes out there, but I like my mom's old fashioned recipe: 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1/3 cup light corn syrup, 1/2 tsp professional grade flavoring, food coloring. Stir sugar, water and corn syrup until mixed well. Place thermometer in small pan. This is the key... Don't stir or touch it! Keep an eye on it until it reaches 295 degrees. Remove from heat and add flavoring and color. Pour quickly into hard sucker molds (that are greased and the sucker sticks are placed in them). Let cool and enjoy! Cover with plastic wrap and tie with ribbon.
I like using the Cello Wrap found at Walmart. It has a polka dotted pattern that I think just adds a little more to the project. I found the ribbon at Hobby Lobby during Christmas time and stocked up on it.

Step 1

Find a cute bucket and fill it with the foam. You will need to cut the foam into a rectangle or circle that will fit in the container or holder you plan to use, using a knife. The foam should not be higher than the sides of the container. I left about an inch.

Step 2

I chose red and white shredded paper, you can do it yourself, but for a time saver I bought a couple bags. You won't need much, so keep it for another use.

Step 3

I like using my hot glue gun. It's fast and easy. Just make sure to only glue the foam, so you can use the bucket later without having to scrape off hot glue from the sides.

Step 4

I made suckers, but you can purchase suckers if you don't want to make them! Suckers are Very Easy to make, there are many recipes out there, but I like my mom's old fashioned recipe: 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1/3 cup light corn syrup, 1/2 tsp professional grade flavoring, food coloring. Stir sugar, water and corn syrup until mixed well. Place thermometer in small pan. This is the key... Don't stir or touch it! Keep an eye on it until it reaches 295 degrees. Remove from heat and add flavoring and color. Pour quickly into hard sucker molds (that are greased and the sucker sticks are placed in them). Let cool and enjoy! Cover with plastic wrap and tie with ribbon.

Step 5

I like using the Cello Wrap found at Walmart. It has a polka dotted pattern that I think just adds a little more to the project. I found the ribbon at Hobby Lobby during Christmas time and stocked up on it.

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