So you've got your trusty "on-a-stick" standbys, right? You've got your various meats on-a-stick like corn dogs and kabobs complete with veggies and fruit. There's spun sugar on-a-stick (come on, let's give it up for my beloved Cotton Candy). Surely any county fair across the good ol' USofA is bound to offer a whole host of disgusting, heart clogging "on-a-stick" varieties, but enter the Puffy Flowers on-a-Stick. Fat free, calorie free, cholesterol free. And considering the supplies, almost cost free.
It's a "WYSWYG" tutorial. You know, "what you see is what you get." Here we go!
Supplies: fabric, template/shape to trace around (or freehand cuts the mustard too), pen, 3/16 dowel, fiberfill, scissors/pinking shears
Jo-Ann's has a large selection of dowels, but any hardware store should as well. You can see the diameter and length of the ones I bought. For the vases I had, it worked perfectly to just saw them in half, but you'll be able to gauge what height will look best in your creation.
Trace around your template/shape. I added an extra inch all the way around just by eyeballing it.
Cut out 2 shapes for each flower (front and back). I used a pinking shears to give it a little more character.
Place 2 pieces, wrong sides together and simply sew around the petals leaving about a 1/4" seam. I used a sewing machine, but you could certainly do a running stitch by hand. Leave a 1" hole in between 2 petals for stuffing.
Push fiberfill into each formed flower, using the dowel to distribute it into each petal.
Saw dowel to desired length and place it far enough in to establish stability.
You can hand sew this open part closed, but I actually didn't. The type and print of fabric I used was very forgiving.
These are so fast and simple that I whipped them up Easter a.m. before company came. Thus, the Mod Podged (with pages from a book) eggs in the vases.
I got the set of vases for $8 at our Hospice Thrift Store, and the filler is a brown paper bag I ran through the shredder.
It would also look cute with double-sided scrapbook paper shredded in the vases, painted ping pong balls on top and colorful spring fabric flowers, don't you think?