Lifesaver plant for sale

  1. Life Saver Plant: Huernia zebrina Review by Judith

    How do you rate this product?

    Just rec’d this plant. Logees sent me a full plant in the 4 inch pot. 14 stems and new babies growing. the pot was full of the Life Saver plant. Logees is the best! Ever plant I have bought from them is well packaged, and healthy. (Posted on 5/30/2018)

  2. Awesome! Review by Di

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    Received this plant about 4 weeks ago. Upon unwrapping, there were 2 little blooms on them but they were towards the end of their bloom life. Can’t wait to watch this plant and see it when it blooms again! Heard it thrives on neglect which works great for me as my schedule is nuts. I have it on a windowsill where sunlight comes thru daily but wondering if I should move to outdoors until it gets colder here in Tx….cool little plant! (Posted on 10/4/2017)

  3. Unique Succulent❗️ Review by Jo

    How do you rate this product?

    I absolutely love this plant. I’ve had it for roughly 3months now and it’s been a joy to watch it grow and transform right in front of my eyes! It came to me about 2.5 inch plant and it grew rapidly to be 4inches currently. It’s easy to care for , I found it does well if treated like a succulent. Some eastern direct sun, let fully dry inbetween and take care not to overwater ! My plant has begun to sprout its first flowers this month (4 months after purchasing). One bloom is fully open while 4 others are still in the early stages of blooming. I only deduct 1star because this plant is fragile! One tiny bump and off falls a whole stem!!! Other than that, this is a very unique exotic Succulent worth a try . Especially if you want to try something different and your tired of the same old ho-hum. (Posted on 9/20/2017)

  4. An awesome plant! Review by Barb

    How do you rate this product?

    I love this lifesaver plant that I received today. I was so pleasantly surprised when I unwrapped it and saw a bloom on it. It looks exactly like a lifesaver! The packaging was excellent with no damage to the plant!
    I’m looking forward to watching this plant grow! (Posted on 8/26/2017)

  5. Very interesting plant Review by Jess

    How do you rate this product?

    I bought one of these plants a couple of years ago. It thrives on neglect. I live in Texas and put it outside in a sunny spot all summer. The blooms are so unique and everyone is perfect. They spread and are easily propagated. All you have to do is break off a segment and lay it on top of dirt and it will root. I use cacti soil and use Miracle Grow Cacti fertilizer. Put it in a sunny window in the Winter and it will be fine. It is well worth the price. (Posted on 5/18/2016)

  6. SO WEIRD Review by Ihaveaplantproblem

    How do you rate this product?

    The flowers looks so fake! Its so perfect its like its plastic or something!! Im keeping it in my sunny cacti greenhouse and its really warm in there. It loves it. Just watch the watering (Posted on 10/3/2015)

  7. what amazing blooms this plant has! Review by margaret

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    I purchased this plant 2 weeks ago. Within a week I noticed two little buds. I was amazed when I came home today and saw 2 beautiful blooms opened. I posted the picture to my facebook page and my friends could not believe the beauty of this plant. So pleased with my purchase! (Posted on 8/20/2015)

  8. very unique plant…but amazing Review by Kathy

    How do you rate this product?

    I purchased this plant around 3 years ago. I was getting impatient because it wasn’t blooming for me, but the plant was growing great. Then this Spring, I noticed something on the end of one of the stems. Lo and behold, I had 2 blossoms! They are very different looking indeed, somewhat waxy and hard. I had to take pictures and show all my friends, and they were all amazed because none of them had ever seen a plant like this. This is truly a unique plant. It’s been around 2 weeks since the first blooms, and I still have blooms and new buds coming on other stems. I love this plant!! (Posted on 6/4/2015)

Halloween is over, and you might have some extra candy around the house. If you have Lifesavers, I think you are going to love the simplicity, fun and tastiness of this activity. These DIY Lifesaver lollipops will be a hit with your kids. Even if you don’t have Lifesavers on hand right now, I believe you are going to want to run out to the store and buy some. This activity is based on a variation of the homemade lollipops we have made before.

Materials Needed for DIY Lifesaver Lollipops

  • Lifesavers
  • Paper Straws or Long Lollipop Sticks
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper or Silicone Baking Mat

How to Make DIY Lifesaver Lollipops

  1. Kids will make lifesaver designs on a piece of parchment paper or silicone baking mat set on a baking sheet. Remember that you will be adding sticks, so you will want to leave room for adding these at the end.
  2. Bake on 350 for 5-7 minutes. Keep your eyes on these because they will turn brown if they over-cook.
  3. Once removed from the oven, immediately add your paper straws or lollipop sticks. Twist a little to get the candy to cover a portion of the stick.

The activity of making homemade Lifesaver lollipops is that fun. I hope you have a lot of fun turning your Lifesaver candy into whimsical lollipops. I know your kids are going to love it.

If you like this idea, I think you’ll love to see our other homemade lollipops and the fun designs that can be created with just a slight variation to this activity. Below are pictures from that activity.



Step 1: Creating the Illustrator Artboard

We will start by setting up our Illustrator document. It should be 500x500px in size.

Step 2: Creating the Shape of the Lifesaver

Grab the Ellipse Tool (L) from the Tools Panel and create the ellipse shown below.

Let’s make a hole in the ellipse. Select it with the Selection Tool (V) and then go to Object > Path > Offset Path. Set the value for Offset to -70pt.

Since we are observing the lifesaver from a specific angle, we have to make sure that we create the proper perspective for our illustration. Select the smaller ellipse we’ve just created and move it a little bit towards the right side.

Select both ellipses and then, in the Pathfinder Panel, hit the Minus Front button to create the hole.

The next thing we have to create is the back side of the lifesaver. The viewer will be observing the lifesaver from the left side, so that means they will be able to see a little bit of the back side of the lifesaver as well. To start, duplicate our ellipse shape by copying it (Ctrl/Cmd + C) and then pasting it in front (Ctrl/Cmd + F). Select the duplicate and move it leftward and upward.

Now we need to remove an area of the copy we’ve just created. Select the Rectangle Tool (M) and then create a rectangle (as shown below).

Select the rectangle and the blue ring, then press the Minus Front button in the Pathfinder Panel.

We have to repeat the process for the upper part of the lifesaver. To see how much of the blue ring you have to remove, send it behind the red ring (Ctrl/Cmd + [).

Let’s remove the top of the blue shape. Grab the Rectangle Tool and create another rectangle. Select the rectangle and the blue ring and then press the Minus Front button in the Pathfinder Panel.

You should end up with something like this:

Step 3: Dividing the Lifesaver

Now it’s time to divide the lifesaver into smaller parts. We need to create four red and four white parts. Later we will apply color gradients to these parts.

To divide the lifesaver into eight sections, we will use the Arc Tool. Just create a curved path with the Arc Tool as shown below.

Continue making curved paths until you have all of the paths we’ll need to divide out the lifesaver into eight parts.

Group the curved paths together (Ctrl/Cmd + G) and, while holding Shift, select the red ring of the lifesaver as well. Afterwards, press the Minus Front button in the Pathfinder Panel.

Ungroup the shape (Shift + Ctrl/Cmd + G). Select all the parts from the middle part of the ring and delete them.

Step 4: Applying Color Gradients

We’ll try to simulate a plastic surface appearance for our lifesaver by using color gradients.

For this step, we’ll be using radial gradients with three colors.

We have to do the same thing for the back side of the lifesaver. Grab the Arc Tool again and create curved paths for it. Select those paths and the blue part of the lifesaver and then press the Divide button in the Pathfinder Panel, just like we did for the front side of the lifesaver.

Ungroup the shape we’ve just created and apply linear gradients to each part.

Step 5: Creating the Rope Holders

Next, we will create rings that will hold the rope that we’ll make later on around the lifesaver.

Use the Ellipse Tool (L) to make a small ellipse.

Go to Object Path > Offset Path. Set the value for the Offset to -5.

Use the Rounded Rectangle Tool to create a rounded rectangle that matches up with the ellipse. Send the rounded rectangle back behind the ellipse (Shift + Ctrl/Cmd + [).

To be consistent with the orientation of the lifesaver, we have to use Envelope Distort on the rope holder. Select the blue rounded rectangle and then go to Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Warp.

We have to perform some adjustments until we are satisfied with the result. Try scaling up and down and adjusting anchor points until you get something like this:

Once done, go to Object > Expand so that we can make further edits on the rounded rectangle.

Duplicate the red ellipse. Select the duplicate copy and the blue rectangle, and then press the Minus Front button in the Pathfinder Panel.

Ungroup (Shift + Ctrl/Cmd + G) the new shape and delete the parts we don’t need. Create a copy of the smaller ellipse, move it to the right, and then adjust its position to match up with the right side of the rounded rectangle.

Select the rounded rectangle and the ellipse, then, in the Pathfinder Panel, hit the Unite button.

You should end up with something like this:

Step 6: Applying Gradients to the Rope Holder

Now it’s time to apply gradients to the rope holder.

Place the rope holder at the top of the lifesaver.

Step 7: Create More Rope Holders

Make three copies of the rope holder and place them all around the lifesaver. Change the size and the angle of the rope holders as needed; place them in the same perspective as the lifesaver.

Step 8: Creating the Rope

In order to make a rope around the lifesaver, we have to create an art brush.

First, we’ll create a shape that will be the basis of our art brush. Use the Pen Tool (P) to draw the shape below. Set the Fill color to a light tan brown (#CA9E67).

Duplicate the shape, move the duplicate copy to the right, and then change its Fill color to a slightly darker brown (#B17F4A).

Repeat the previous process, but this time, set the Fill color to an even darker brown ( #936037).

Select all three shapes and group them (Ctrl/Cmd + G). Duplicate the group and then move the copy to the right.

Duplicate the group until you end up with a long rope.

Grab the rope and then drag it into the Brushes Panel (Window > Brushes). When you drop the rope in the Brushes Panel, the New Brush dialog window will appear. In the dialog window, choose the New Art Brush option.

Use the Pen Tool to draw a path around the lifesaver. Make sure that the path is overlapping the rope holders.

Apply the brush we’ve just created and adjust the anchor points of the path (if needed).

You should end up with something like this:

Now we have to hide parts of the rope that are by the rope holders to make it look like it’s going through them. This is quite simple to achieve.

Select the larger ellipse and the body of the rope holder. Duplicate them both. Press the Unite button in the Pathfinder Panel.

Now, duplicate the smaller ellipse. Select the shape and the copy we’ve just made and then press the Minus Front button in the Pathfinder Panel.

You should end up with something like this:

Grab the Rectangle Tool (M) from the Tools Panel and create the rectangle shown below. Select both shapes (the green one and the blue one ) and, under the Pathfinder Panel, hit the Minus Front button.

All we have to do now is apply the linear gradient to the new shape.

Repeat the process for the other rope holders.


Tutorial Summary

In this tutorial, we had an opportunity to practice the use of gradients and to combine different shapes and forms using the Pathfinder Panel. We also learned how to make and use an art brush. Art brushes are an amazing Illustrator feature that can be used in plenty of ways.

Thank you for following along with my tutorial!

Download Source Files

  • lifesaver_illustrator (ZIP, 1.14 MB)

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