Lollychop Flower - Recycl'Art

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Introduction: Lollychop Flower - Recycl'Art

I have been saving my lolly sticks for several months now and as the ‘Magnum’ style choc ices are one of my favourites, I’ve now collected quite a few. I just couldn’t bring myself to throw them away as they were petal shaped and I knew I would come up with an idea eventually.
I have also amassed a large collection of chopsticks from various sources and finally put the two together to come up with this Lollychop Flower.

Step 1: You Will Need:

You will need:
3, 4 or more lolly sticks from ‘Magnum’ type choc ices (washed thoroughly)
1 chopstick
Very small nut & bolt (or strong glue)
Paint

Step 2: Step 1

Drill holes through the centres of the lolly sticks using a drill bit appropriate to the fixing method chosen. You can use as many lolly sticks as you want. I used threes & fours to make these. Thread the lolly sticks on to the bolt. You will be able to decide at this stage how many lolly sticks you want to have.

Step 3: Step 2

Drill a corresponding hole in the chopstick and thread this on to the bolt. Add the nut and tighten. Alternatively, glue ‘petals’ together then glue to chopstick.
I was lucky enough to be given a carte blanche selection of nuts & bolts and was able to find some very small ones for the lollychops.

Step 4: Last Word

This is only a very basic make. You can come up with your own methods if you have to use other materials. I couldn’t resist painting the ones I made so this is what they look like in bright colours.

If you don’t have access to a drill, you can just use strong glue for all the attaching.

I have recently been persuaded (by a lack of cash!) to sell some of my items on ETSY. If you want to take a look at some of the things that I’ve been making, and even purchase some of them, please use the link.

Link: http://www.mimzistar.etsy.com

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    Very nice!

    The flowers need a centre, though. You could paint one, but maybe add a bottle cap instead?