How to Make DIY Giant Lollipops For a Candyland Christmas
Do you want to make some DIY giant lollipops for your outdoor space? This easy tutorial shows you how! Using pool noodles and some tape, we'll create colorful lollipops that are both fun and budget-friendly.
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How to make a giant lollipop decoration
1. Glue two pool noodles together
Start with two pool noodles and put some hot glue on the ends. We've got to make sure these stay nice and tight to each other.
2. Place duct tape on the seam
Take some white duct tape and wrap it around the seam. That's going to hold it together along with the glue.
3. Wrap the duct tape around the noodle
Take your tape, start right there at the end, and wrap it with a 60-degree angle. I grabbed this tape from the Dollar Tree and it's going to be able to wrap the whole thing for you.
Just twist and tape all the way down to the end. This roll should be able to do the whole thing. If you get off a little bit, just reposition it.
4. Coil the noodle
Now that we've got our noodle wrapped, go back to the beginning and run two good glue strips here of hot glue, about six inches in.
Go ahead and squeeze this over. The most important part is you've got to hold this down while you're working on it.
Continue along the whole thing; running glue and folding it over, all the way to the end. Once we get to the end, put the last bit of glue on there and roll it up.
5. Wrap the coil in rubber bands
Grab yourself some rubber bands. Once we get that first rubber band on, go ahead and put one more just for safe measures. Let this sit for about five minutes.
6. Make a hole in the noodle
Take a pair of scissors and right next to where the end of the pool noodle is, puncture it to make a cross. Stab it in just like that, turn it 90 degrees, then go in one more time.
7. Insert the stick
Grab some hot glue again. Fill the hole with hot glue and put your stick right in there.
8. Wrap in cellophane & add ribbon
Next I went to the dollar store and grabbed a cellophane bag. I actually got two of these for one dollar. Stick the whole project right inside, just like this. Then we're going to bunch it up at the bottom.
I got some ribbon that I pre-cut. I'm going to go ahead and wrap it in ribbon.
DIY giant lollipop tutorial
What a great outdoor decor it is! These DIY giant lollipops are waterproof and they look great. We made each one of these for less than five dollars and it spruces up your yard just in time for the holidays.