How to Make DIY Giant Lollipop Decorations 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 DIY giant lollipop decorations, but they were so easy to assemble and looked so good, I made six!

Each of the DIY giant lollipops only cost me about $5 in materials. Here's how I made these sweet Candyland Christmas decorations:

Materials for the lollipop DIY

1. Cut round discs

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:

  • (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
Painting the discs white

2. Paint the discs

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

Make a vinyl sticker or paint your swirls on

3. Add the lollipop swirl

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!

DIY lollipop swirl sticker

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

Making the lollipop sticks

4. Make the lollipop sticks

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) or buy in 3 ft lengths.

Attaching the stick to the lollipop

5. Attach the stick to the lollipop

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

Wrapping the lollipop with a shrink-tight gift bag

6. Wrap the lollipop

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

Shrinking the wrap with a blow dryer

7. Shrink the wrap

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 to the lollipop

8. Attach the bow

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

DIY giant lollipop decorations for a Candyland Christmas

9. Hammer the rebar into the ground

To use them outdoors for your own Candyland Christmas display, hammer the rebar into the ground and slide your open-ended mop handle onto the rebar.

DIY giant lollipop decorations

These cute and sturdy DIY giant lollipop decorations really add to the overall Candyland Christmas theme! They were so fun and easy to make. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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For more festive Candyland decor projects, discover Hometalk's best DIY outdoor Christmas decorations and specifically outdoor DIY Candyland Christmas decorations, as well as other ways to craft DIY lollipop decorations.

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  • Cheryl Cheryl on Nov 16, 2022

    Could you sprinkle glitter on them?

  • DEE MCNEIL DEE MCNEIL on Nov 16, 2022

    so cute but why not just buy some dowel rods?

  • Kim Kim on Dec 26, 2022

    I haven’t found a transfer tape that will stick to the glitter vinyl to get it off the sheet. What do you use?

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