Giant Lollipops for a Candyland Christmas!

12 Materials
$5
1 Hour
Easy

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

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.

It's a CANDYLAND CHRISTMAS!!

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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  • Janna Haddix Janna Haddix on Dec 04, 2020

    These are perfect! Did you also make the other candies on your tree?


  • Countess Cool Grandma Countess Cool Grandma on Dec 05, 2020

    These are so cute, but do not have a circuit to make the spiral shapes. Can you just use paint?

  • Laurie Laurie on Dec 06, 2020

    Why couldn't you just drill holes in the bottoms of the wood rounds and insert the rebar directly into the rounds and then just paint the rebar white?


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