How to Make DIY Giant Lollipop Decorations for a Candyland Christmas
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:
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
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...
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!
The sticker I made applied so easily to the wood rounds and looks great! It's getting a bit exciting...
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.
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.
6. Wrap the lollipop
Insert your lollipop into a shrink-tight gift bag from Dollar Tree and zip-tie it snugly at the base.
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.
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!
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.