Thanksgiving isn’t even until later this week, but I’m already itching to break out my buckets of Christmas decor! It’s so much fun for me to spend the day after Thanksgiving working some holiday magic on my humble abode. Last year, one of my most asked about decorations were my giant lollipops! I displayed this sweet DIY decoration around my porch and it immediately became the hit of the neighborhood! If your front yard needs a little sprinkle of holiday sweetness, add it in with these easy-to-make DIY giant lollipops! Follow my tutorial below, for a $10 piece of holiday decor that you’ll absolutely fall in love with.
Here’s what you’ll need to make DIY giant lollipops:
-2 pool noodles
-Hot glue gun
-Colorful duct tape
-Clear cellophane (to make your DIY giant lollipop look real!) \
Step One: Hot glue one pool noodle end to the other, creating one super long pool noodle. Let the glue dry before moving on.
Step Two: Once the hot glue is dry, add duct tape around the pool noodles to create the candy stripes. This is called “striping!” Make sure you space out each candy stripe so your end result is not just a lollipop covered in duct tape!
Step Three: After your pool noodle has been striped, you will want to start rolling it in on itself. Add a line of hot glue every 3-4 inches as you tightly roll up the pool noodle so it stays completely secure!
Step Four: When your pool noodle has been rolled up and glued, place the end of the PVC pipe onto the bottom of your pool noodle lollipop and trace. Once traced, use a Xacto knife to cut out a hole the size of the tracing into the pool noodle.
Step Five: Now, put some hot glue on the end of your PVC pipe and place into the hole you have just carved out of your pool noodle.
Step Six: Cut a square twice the size of your lollipop out of your clear cellophane wrap. Place the lollipop in the center of your cellophane and wrap it up just like you would a gift basket! Tie off with a length of festive ribbon in the color of your choosing.
Step Seven: Now it’s time to place your creation outside! To place in your grass, hammer down a garden stake until it feels sturdy. When sturdy, slide the PVC pipe end of the lollipop down over the stake and enjoy your festive new yard decor!