DIY Valentine: Hershey Kiss Roses

This DIY is a simple craft that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day (or any day!) for your significant other, kids, or even a teacher’s gift. It only takes a few minutes and it would be easy to make a bouquet while watching a TV show. I will be leading this craft in my MOPS group, but thought it would be fun to share here, too!

Supplies:
Cellophane (Or as Hobby Lobby called it, basket wrap) in red or pink
* you could also use clear if you have Valentine’s-themed Hershey Kisses
1 bag Hershey Kisses
glue dots
floral wire (I used 18 gauge sticks, then cut them into 6 inch pieces and used two together for a thicker stem)
artificial leaves–I bought an inexpensive artificial bouquet and clipped the leaves off
wire cutters
scissors
measuring tape or paper cutter
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Step 1:
Cut wire into six inch pieces, and you could also use a small piece of tape to hold two together for a stem if you think it would help–I didn’t find it necessary.
hershey-kiss-rose2Step 2:
Cut cellophane into 5×5 inch squares (one square per rose)

Step 3:
Using a glue dot, take two Hershey Kisses (same color wrapping) and stick the flat sides together
hershey-kiss-rose3Step 4:
Wrap center of cellophane square over the tip of one Hershey kiss, folding and twisting it over both to make a rosebud.

Step 5:
Holding two pieces of wire together, stick one end of the stem (so the end of two pieces held together) into the end of the cellophane, at the bottom of the rosebud.
hershey-kiss-rose4Step 6:
While holding the cellophane wrap and the stem together with one hand, wrap the floral tape around the base of the rosebud and down the stem, pausing partway down to attach the leaves. The tape will get sticky as it stretches, so it can be layered a bit.

That’s it! Give a single stem as a gift, or make a bouquet for an extra sweet gift for someone special. 😉

3 Responses to "DIY Valentine: Hershey Kiss Roses"

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  1. Lisa

    February 8, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    So cute- I’ve always wondered how these were made. 🙂 And I love the idea of using clear cellophane with colored kiss wrappers!

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  2. Natalie Jacoba

    February 9, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Thank goodness Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year #LentenFasting hahaha

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  3. Laura

    February 10, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    This is so cute – thanks for sharing!
    And I second what Natalie said! 😉

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