May I recommend a few sweet candy crafts for July 4th? (And we have a winner!)

No doubt you’ll be getting together with family and friends over the next few days, and these candy crafts would make a welcome hostess gift. Or, if you’re hosting, add one or two to the dessert table. I confess, I had big plans to remake my Halloween Lollipop Tree in a July 4th motif, but I didn’t get it done. So, picture the Lollipop Tree below with sparkly star picks instead of bouncing eyeballs. (Bouncing eyeballs? I don’t get to write that phrase very often!) Fortunately, I found a few bloggers with better planning skills than me, and I’m going to share their ideas for Patriotic Candy Crafts.

A fun tutorial to make a Halloween Lollipop Tree.

Picture this in a red, white and blue pot, with sparkly stars instead of “bouncing eyeballs”.

The Wedding Bee shared this photo of a Lollipop Bouquet, made with red, white and blue Tootsie Pops. There is no tutorial, but you can follow my tutorial and simply swap out the DumDum lollipops for Tootsie Pops in red, white and blue wrappers. I love how they arranged the red and white lollipops in stripes and added a field of blue. Nice touch!

A Patriotic Lollipop Bouquet is a cute idea for July 4th. cCute

Lollipop Bouquet from The Wedding Bee.

Velma over at Down Our Country Road knows that ice cream and summer go hand-in-hand. Her Patriotic Candy Sundaes are a quick gift idea.

How to make a patritoic candy sundae.

Candy Sundae from Down Our Country Road.

Like Velma, Susan used buttermint creams to make her July 4th Candy Sundaes. You’ll find her tutorial over at Between Naps on the Porch.

These candy sundaes are cute and easy for July 4th and just about any holiday.

July 4th Candy Sundae from Between Naps on the Porch.

While the Lollipop Mushroom is not red, white, and blue, I thought it very appropriate for a rustic, summer picnic. (Or, as Think Crafts did, make it for an Alice in Wonderland birthday party.)

This cute Lollipop Mushroom is so cute for a picnic or outdoor party.

Lollipop Mushroom from Think Crafts.

If you’re running short on time like I am, your kids will love helping you with this project. My daughter helped make our Halloween Lollipop Tree and had a blast while doing it. The supplies are easy to find, and the patriotic decorations are probably already on sale.

I also wanted to announce that the winner of the Summer Boredom Buster prize is Tona. Congratulations! Please contact me, Tona, so I can arrange for your prize package. Thank you.  And if you didn’t win this one, not to worry — I’ll have another Summer Boredom Buster prize package later this month.

Happy candy crafting!

Sharon

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10 Responses to May I recommend a few sweet candy crafts for July 4th? (And we have a winner!)

  1. Cookie 17 says:

    These are sooo cute love Halloween Lollipop one……

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, and so glad you stopped in today. There are so many ways to change up this craft for different holidays, don’t you think? Sharon

  2. Sandy says:

    So Creative! Just Love it, and all you do.:)

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you so much, Sandy. It was a fun mother-daughter project, and super-easy. I hope you’ll have a chance to try it yourself. Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. roylcoblog says:

    Great round-up! The bouncing eyeballs are hilarious!

  4. Katiria says:

    Congratulations Tona!
    Sharon, That’s alotta lollipops 🙂

  5. LisaM says:

    Those look really yummy. What a fun way to bring some color into the holidays. I am afraid with my kids’ sweet tooth the decorations wouldn’t last long. lol
    Have a wonderful 4th!

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