Giant Lollipops for a Candyland Christmas!

by Kelly-n-Tony
12 Materials
1 Hour

This year I had an outdoor Candyland Christmas theme! Initially I was just going to make two but they were so easy to assemble and looked so good I made six lol. Each lollipop only cost me about $5 in materials....

Gather materials

My husband cut me some 12" round discs out of scrap plywood but you can purchase the rounds at most lumber stores too.

Materials needed for EACH lollipop include--

(1) wood round 12" diameter

(2) 1/2" pipe clamps

(4) wood screws

(1) Dollar Tree Mop

(1) Dollar Tree shrink gift bag w/ bow

(1) zip tie

(1) 3 ft pc of rebar (if using outdoors)

White paint

Cricut glitter vinyl OR colorful paint


Give the wood rounds a coat of white paint. I hate waiting for paint to dry when I'm ready to move onto the next step.....

Make a vinyl sticker or paint your swirls on!

I sure love my Cricut machine! I had a stash of glitter vinyl that I used to cut out a great looking swirl to apply. BUT you can go cheap and paint on a lollipop swirl instead!

So cute!

The sticker I made applied so easily to the wood rounds and looks great! It's getting a bit exciting.....

Rebar & Mop Handle prep

Unscrew the mop head- you can use the mop heads as replacements when you actually mop so no need to toss them! Pull off the top plastic hanging portion of the mop to expose the opening to the handle.

You'll need a piece of rebar measuring about 3 ft long for each lollipop. You can buy 10 ft long rods and cut them (if you have the tools to) or buy in 3 ft lengths.

Clamp it!

Using wood screws and pipe clamps attach your mop handle to the back of your lollipop. Open end is on the bottom so you can later slip onto rebar that's in the ground.

Bag it!

Insert your lollipop into a shrink tight gift bag from Dollar Tree and zip tie it snug at the base.

Shrink it!

Using your blow dryer shrink it snug on the wood round. I don't know why I get such a kick out of watching it shrink but I do lol.

Attach the bow!

Attach the bow that comes with the clear gift bag onto each lollipop. As you can see I made 6 lollipops. I would've made more but hubby claims to have run out of plywood, lol.


To use them outdoors for your own Candyland Christmas hammer the rebar into the ground and slide your open ended mop handle onto the rebar. Cute & sturdy lollipops really add to the look!

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  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Nov 20, 2021

    These are soooooo adorable. Question as to why use rebar when you are attaching the mop handles to the wooden circle with these clips? A great way to get extra curb appeal for the holidays.

  • Hai49907024 Hai49907024 on Nov 20, 2021

    Love this. Sweet idea. Great Job!!!

  • Jojo Jojo 2 days ago

    When using your Cricut, did you cut the swirl at 12" or a little less to fit your 12" plywood?

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  • Corinne Corinne on Nov 20, 2021

    This is not a five dollar project. Cute but not 5 dollars

    • Bev Davis Bev Davis on Nov 20, 2021

      Definitely not just $5, unless you were fortunate enough to have most of the materials already! Super cute though!

  • Diane Diane on Nov 20, 2021

    They turned out so good. I love that theme. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas!