Giant Lollipops for a Candyland Christmas!
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....
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)
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.....
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!
The sticker I made applied so easily to the wood rounds and looks great! It's getting a bit exciting.....
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.
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.
Insert your lollipop into a shrink tight gift bag from Dollar Tree and zip tie it snug at the base.
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 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!