When I saw this Lollipop Tree on Meet the Dubiens, I knew I wanted to share it here. It’s a fast and fun craft, with lots of kid appeal. Plus, Jillian’s photography is really wonderful. Her blog is chockfull of fun inspiration for the younger set, too. Her Fun Food Fridays are so clever and make me feel like a totally lame mom!
Jillian made the Lollipop Trees for her daughter’s candy-themed fourth birthday party. The candy topiaries would make sweet centerpieces for summertime picnics and family reunions, too. With a quick run to a discount or dollar store, you could pick up enough lollipops for each child to make his or her own. What kid wouldn’t love that? And you’ll love that it’s no mess – no glue or paint needed!
Many thanks to Jillian for sharing her tutorial with Crafts ‘n Coffee:
To make the Lollipop Tree you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: Ball, size of your choice
- Terra cotta pot large enough to hold the ball
- Dum Dum Pops
(Note: To help you gauge your supplies, Jillian’s pot was 4″ in diameter at the opening, and her foam ball was 5″ – 6″. The bag of 300 Dum Dum Pops almost covered two topiaries.)
To make the Lollipop Tree:
1. Place the ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam on the pot.
2. Starting at the top, begin inserting the lollipops, keeping them close together. Continue, till you’ve covered all exposed portions of the ball.
3. You’re done! Enjoy!
How easy is that? Much easier than the last time I tried to make a candy topiary, that’s for sure. Can you say “craft fail”?
Thank you, again, Jillian for sharing your Lollipop Tree tutorial with us.
What crafts have you seen online that you really love? Do tell.