I’m a “sucker” for a good, Halloween
wiggle googly eye craft . . . and so I decided to marry a few wiggle googly eyes with a Lollipop Topiary to create a Halloween Lollipop Tree. This was a team effort, and I made the eyeballs while my daughter worked on the Dum-Dum suckers (FYI – Lollipop Trees are sometimes called Dum-Dum Trees). Here’s how to make your own Halloween Lollipop Tree.
To make a Halloween Lollipop Tree, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 5” ball; 6 – 7, 1-1/2” – 2” balls
- Terra cotta pot large enough to hold the ball (mine measured 4-1/2” across the top)
- Paint (if needed for the pot)
- Dum Dum Pops (I used a 2.7-lb. bag & had lots leftover)
- Assorted wiggle eyes
- Chenille stems
- Low-temp glue gun
- Glue Dots
- Tools: Pen or pencil
To make a Halloween Lollipop Tree:
1. Paint your pot (optional). Let dry.
2. Place the ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam on the pot. Insert a ring of lollipops around the ball where it meets the pot. Remove the ball and fill in the top half of the ball with lollipops. When the ball is covered, return it to the pot.
3. Make your eyeballs: Glue wiggle eyes onto balls of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Wrap chenille stems around a pen or pencil, forming a coiled stem. Insert an eyeball onto one end of the coiled stem, and insert the other end into the Lollipop Tree. (I added six eyeballs to my Lollipop Tree.) Fill in with a few extra coiled stems.
4. Using glue dots, add googly eyes to random lollipops and the pot.
There are so many ways you could use this candy tree. It would be a festive centerpiece at home, of course. Halloween night, trick-or-treaters can “pick” their own treat from the candy tree. It’s perfect for a Halloween classroom party – or home party, too.
If you’re more of a chocolate, nuts & caramel fan, here’s another candy centerpiece idea. This candy topiary is also easy to do, and in fact, it’s called the Quick Candy Topiary. It’s like a “candy bar buffet” and if you’re planning a Halloween party, this can do double-duty as your centerpiece and your dessert.
Are you planning a Halloween party? Or have you been to one this year? What makes for a great Halloween party? Do you have any tips and tricks you can share?