– White Paper Card Stock – 65 lb
– Inkjet Color Printer
– Sharp Scissors for paper
– 2″ scalloped squeeze punch
– 4″ Lollipop sticks or wood craft sticks
– Hot glue gun or craft glue
– Hot glue clear sticks if you decide to use a hot glue gun
– 2″ circle squeeze punch
– 2.25″ circle punch
I will break it down in 4 easy steps: print, cut, punch and glue.
With your color printer, print your file as many times as you wish at 100% scale.
With the scissors, cut each row of the party circles.
Now, for the tricky part:
Each craft punch has a different “reach throat” that’s the maximum distance your craft punch will reach on the paper. The one I use for my crafts has a very small throat and it’s a matter of trial and error until you get the hang of it. Gosh! I wish there was a scallop punch out there with long reach. I am sure there is, I just haven’t done much research. I like mine, it’s easy to use and soft on the hand; the open head allows you to see the design before you punch…I like that!
You can see in this picture that the circle is not centered, that’s because the “throat” of my punch does not reach further….
Once you are absolutely sure that your design is perfectly aligned and centered, punch away!
Fire up your glue gun and start gluing the lollipop sticks to the back of your punch out. I use a *very old* cutting mat where I put down my hot glue gun and use the grids as guide.