Thursday, December 3, 2015

Day 2 of the 25 Days of Christmas



This year we decided to throw down a dare to our neighbors for the best decorated house. The winner of our "Griswold Award" gets bragging rights and a bottle of peppermint Schnapps. With spiked hot cocoa on the line, this mama got to planning. Eli wanted an "Big, BIG, gingerbread house" so that's exactly what he'll get.

To add a dose of candy themed fun to our winter wonderland, we made these adorable giant lollipops using pool noodles, white Duck tape and 3/8 inch dowel rods. We covered the lollipops in cellophane bags and tied them with bright sateen ribbon for extra flare.

The internet abounds with lollipop tutorials but here's how I made mine:

Supplies:

multicolored pool noodles
white Duck tape
clear packaging tape
3/8 inch dowel rods painted white
cellophane bags
wire ribbon
white paint

Directions:

Wrap each noodle with white Duck tape to give it a candy cane strip.



 Then roll the noodle into your desired lollipop shape before securing it with clear packaging tape. Most tutorials recommended the use of a glue gun for this step but the hot glue just didn't hold the shape as well and it certainly wasn't toddler friendly. Also, in Texas, anything stored in our attics will melt so tape is much safer than glue when dealing with Texas heat!





After you've created your desired shape simply pierce the lollipop with the painted dowel rod until it is securely inserted.

Prepare a cellophane bag by tucking the corners into the bag from the inside to get a more tailored fit and slip your lollipop into the bag before securing it with a twist tie.




The final step is to tie off the lollipop with a festive bow before sticking in the ground.





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1 comment:

  1. super cute! I was wondering what the pool noodles were for :)

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