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.
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!
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.
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.)
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!