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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Lollipop Ornament Tutorial

Hi, friends!  Today I am sharing a super quick and easy way to make Christmas lollipop ornaments or home decor.  Earlier in the fall, I shared my faux fall cupcakes.  You can see that post here and why I have so much of this foam.   I used the same foam to make these lollipops.  

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I used Poly Foam Caulk Saver to make these ornaments.   You need heavy gauge floral wire, Krylon spray paint for plastic, ribbons, and glitter or glitter pens.  I used both in addition to Sanford Paint Pens.  


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Before we get started, let me tell you one of the best things about this cute little project.  A bag of this foam in my area cost $3.25.  One of those cute lollipops in a Christmas store I saw this summer sold for almost $30.00 each!!  Depending on the size you make, you can make a lot of them for a fraction of the cost.  Now let me show you just how easy this project is to make.  You can make one in less than a minute or two.  Start with heavy floral wire.  I'm sorry I don't know what gauge mine was, but it was a package I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  

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I found that starting with a slanted edge works best.  

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The first step is to begin rolling up the foam very tightly.  That's the hardest step.  Once you are happy with the shape, start pushing the wire through it.  

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As you come to the other side, pull the wire all the way back through the circle to add your next layer.  

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Keep rolling until you reach the desired size you want.  I made all sizes to give you an idea of what each will look like.  

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Once you have the size you want, snip the wire, leaving just enough to bend and push back into the foam.  This holds it very securely. 

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Here's a tip if you want to use these for ornaments.  Just leave the wire longer, and make a loop at the top.  I added a skewer for the stick.  You could also use popsicle sticks or pipe cleaners. 

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There you have it!  The last part is decorating!  I really want to get more elaborate with mine when I have time.  I used Krylon Spray Paint for Plastic and Folk Art paint, and they both  stayed with no peeling.    If they only would  make this foam in pretty colors! Sigh

Here are the lollipops I have made so far.  If I can find the time, I really want to make a wreath using these along with some gingerbread ornaments.

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Here's the close up photos of each one.  The white one actually has glittery glue on it, and is really very pretty.  Sorry the glitter doesn't show up well in the photo.  My work schedule, a new camera, and the time change is making it difficult for me to get my photos done.  

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I was having so much fun once I got going I decided to make a  few Christmas "cupcakes" for my mini cupcake stands.

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 I just set my planter inside a wreath, and I had an instant centerpiece.  I do want to add a few more lollipops and gingerbread men.

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I hope you have enjoyed my easy lollipop tutorial!  I've had so much fun with this, that I am planning on using the foam to make a Christmas tree.  I just need more time in the day!  I still have so many projects that I want to get completed before Christmas, but time is flying by!  Thank you so much for visiting.  I know everyone's time is so valuable this time of year.  

Kathy


74 comments:

Penny Phillips said...

I am going to pin this where I can make some of these next year!!...thank you so much for sharing Kathy..hugs, Penny

Erica Bodker said...

So cute!

PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

I certainly wouldn't have guessed that they are foam, super cute!

Reduce, Reuse, Renewed said...

These look amazing! Like something you'd find in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Penny! They are so easy and fun to make!!

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Erica! Thanks for stopping by, too! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, PJ! Thanks for stopping by, too! :)

Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! They are so easy to make, too! :) Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Kathy

joy said...

Very nice and very creative:)

With A Blast said...

So cute, Kathy ! Very clever :-)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great idea. Love the lollipops and the cupcakes.

Gail said...

This is so creative, easy to make and inexpensive. I am so doing this. What a way to make them in PURPLE! I have another project to try! And like you, not enough time to do them all. I'm so pinning this! Thanks,Kathy!

Peggy Hale said...

Kathy these are adorable! So easy I'll have to try these for next year. Thanks so much for sharing. Girl you are to creative. I bet you're a wonderful teacher. Hugs, Peggy

Wendy's World said...

Too cute! I may have to hop over to Hobby Lobby. Thanks

Jenn said...

This is beautiful!! So creative... and your instructions are excellent!

Thank you for sharing :)

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pbrenner said...

This is great, I want to make some to put on my front porch! Thank you so much for making an easy tutorial - have a wonderful Christmas!

Patty

Jodi S said...

I just love these!! a bouqet of these would be so fun for someone who cant have flowers at the holidays.

Maria said...

What a fantastic project! These look AWESOME!!!!! Love how you made it out of the foam, so clever!!!!

Winnie said...

These are soooooooooooo beautiful. Gorgeous colors
I just love this post

Linda Bouf said...

Amazing what you did with this stuff! Amazing. Thanks for showing how. Linda

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

So cute Kathy!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Linda! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Carlene! They are so fun to make. Thanks for stopping by!

HUGS
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Gail! I can see yours all decorated in purple now! They will be beautiful. :) Now we just have to find the time. LOL Thanks so much for pinning and for stopping by!

HUGS
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Aww, thank you so much, Peggy! They are so fun and easy to make. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!!

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you! They are so fun to make. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Jenn! They are so easy and fun to make. Thanks for stopping by, too! :)

Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Patty! They would love great on your porch. Thanks so much for stopping by, and you have a wonderful Christmas, too! It will be here before we know it. :)

Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Jodi! What a great idea to use as a bouquet. I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Maria! They are so fun and easy to make. Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Winnie! They are so fun to make. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Linda! They are so easy and fun to make! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, Diana! Thanks for stopping by, too! :)

southernscraps said...

Adorable! These are amazing and could be used for all seasons, in all colors, for birthday parties, photo props, oh the ideas...Thanks for sharing.

Emily said...

wow, so cute! I did not think they were made from foam! I was thinking it was fabric when I first saw the photo. Well done :o)
Oh and I'm currently hosting a fabulous photobook giveaway. Three winners! would love for you to stop over and enter. http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/12/smilebooks-giveaway-over-500-combined.html

Brooke said...

So clever! The foam was a complete surprise. Leave it to a teacher to come up with something so creative (I taught first grade for five years before I had my boys)! Thank you so much for sharing!

Maureen said...

These are really, really cute!

Theresa said...

Those are so adorable! Love how festive they look. I hope you can link-up this week with me @ DearCreatives.com I will have to try this.

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Love this Kathy! Just pinned and will be sharing on Facebook later today. Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout! Have a great weekend!

Stephanie Michaels said...

Kathy,
They really turned out great! Just adorable. Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday, and stopping by the new site! I really like that white and red one all the way to the right.
Steph
swtboutique.com

The Thriftiness Miss said...

Oh my goodness how absolutely adorable are these?? What a clever crafter you are! Pinning for sure :)

Ann Krucek said...

Very cute!! Nice tutorial!! Thanks so much for sharing your great idea!

Full Circle Creations said...

I love these! And I'm definitely going to try this! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party. I am featuring it at tonight's party.

Holly
Full Circle Creations

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Kathy, this is way too clever! LOVE it! I'll be featuring your post in my upcoming Home and Garden Thursday - I have moved my blog! You can find me at http://adelightsomelife.com
Hugs,
Kathy

One More Time said...

So Cute! You are so clever! I have a event this weekend and this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing my friend!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Love your holiday version Kathy!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Such a clever idea! You are a STAR over at I Gotta Create! Featuring you: http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/12/10-clever-colorful-christmas-projects.html
Feel free to stop on by for your feature button :)

Thanks so much for linking up,
<3 Christina

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

oh my gosh Kathy!! These are sooo cute! You did a great tutorial, so I just have to "catch" you this week!

gail

Julie Moore said...

How cute are those?!?! Thank you for linking them up to my Christmas link-up on Fibro, Fit and Fab!

Merry Christmas, Blogger-Style! :) I hope it's an amazing one!

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

These are soo sooo cute, Kathy! My girls would love these!

Thanks so much for linking up at last week's Humble Brag. This week, The Better Half, along with a bunch of other awesome bloggers are hosting a link party to support the Sandy Hook area - $1 will be donated for every project linked up. Its up and running now. Hope to see you there!

http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/special-link-party-supporting-sandy-hook/

Last week's features will be posted Friday morning along with the ad space winner.

The Thriftiness Miss said...

Hi there! Stopping by to let you know that I featured this on Weekend Wonders tonight! Come by and grab a feature button if you'd like..

You can find it here: http://thethriftinessmiss.blogspot.com/2012/12/weekend-wonders-20-and-features.html#.UNPKhG_BFPI

Thanks for linking up on Weekend Wonders and Happy Holidays to you!

sew sweet vintage said...

Super sweet!!! Pinned Following now. Follow me too http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/gluten-free-play-dough.html , http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/red-white-christmas.html, and let it snow:)

Nici Higby said...

Kathy, these are adorable! What a great idea...using that material! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Blessings,
Nici

doseofreality said...

These are so adorable I can hardly stand it! I don't have an ounce of crafty blood in me, but if I did, I'd start making these immediately. They are just that awesome!!

Came over from the link up at Fibro, Fit and Fab! Merry Christmas, Blogger Style!

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! I promise these are so easy to make you could do it. :) Thank you so much for stopping by! I just joined your blog. Can't wait to read more. :)

Merry Christmas!
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Nici! Wishing you and your family a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! Thanks for following. I appreciate it so much! Headed to your blog right now. :)

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for the feature! I am so honored. I have my button added. YAY!! Thanks for the awesome party, too!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

HUGS
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Jocie! I am headed to your blog now. I love the donation idea! That is so awesome. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Julie! I am so thrilled you won the giveaway, so I can participate in your awesome blog. :) I look forward to visiting more. :)

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Gail! I am so thrilled about being "caught"!!

Have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!

Hugs
Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you again, Christina for the feature! I am thrilled to be a STAR at your awesome blog. :)

Have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas.

Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Katie! Thanks for the awesome party, too!

Happy Holidays

Kathy

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, Tammy! Oh, I can't wait to see what you create. Have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas my wonderful friend!!

XOXO
Kathy

Debbiedoo's said...

Kathy you are just so clever there my friend! Love this. Merry Christmas to you!

Stacey said...

Those are so clever! Cool! I will be featuring these tonight!
Thanks for linking up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Susan said...

What a very cute idea! And so easy! Thank you for sharing this. Too late for this year, but I am going to make this next year! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

SweetPepperRose said...

Hi Kathy, I just love this idea! Brilliant! Honestly, they look edible. Great job!
JoAnn

Jenny @ Changes For Addy said...

Genius!

Evelyn said...

I just sprinkled this post at all my favorite places: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!!

Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays and thank you for being one of my Five Faves!!

Have an awesome week!!

Carrie said...

How creative and festive! Thanks for linking up at Think Tank Thursday. This week's party is up and running.
http://www.saving4six.com/2013/01/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-11.html

Heidi said...

Such a cute idea, Kathy, and your pictures turned out beautiful! Congratulations. This post was a fan favorite (and one of my favorites) at One Creative Weekend on OneCreativeMommy.com. Please stop by later today to grab a featured button and check out the other features. I hope you'll link up again tonight!

J said...

WOW! These are REALLY cute! I saw them on Heidi's link party and want to make them ahead for next year. Great idea!

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