How to Make Christmas Outdoor Lollipops

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Outdoor Christmas decorations can become pricey. Instead of rushing to the store to buy Christmas decorations for the outdoors, you can make your own and save money. A creative decoration that has become popular is a Christmas lollipop. These giant candy lollipops add color and life to your yard, and you will not have to spend a fortune if you make them yourself. If you are limited on time, ask your family to help you make them.

How to Make Christmas Outdoor Lollipops
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Things You'll Need

  • Wooden dowels
  • Styrofoam balls or discs (6 to 8 inches in diameter)
  • Sharp knife
  • Cellophane
  • Ribbon
Step 1

Choose which size of wooden dowel you want to use. Sharpen the end of the wooden dowel with a knife if you want to make it easier to put in the ground.

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Step 2

Place a wooden dowel into each Styrofoam ball or discs. The Styrofoam balls or discs need to be at least 6 to 8 inches in diameter. Push the wooden dowel into the foam ball, but do not push it all the way through.

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Step 3

Cover the foam ball or disc in cellophane. Use the colors you prefer or wrap it in red or green for a traditional look. The foam ball will transform into the lollipop.

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Step 4

Wrap the cellophane at the bottom of the foam ball where the ball meets the wooden dowel. Tie this cellophane into a bow or use a large piece of ribbon to hold the cellophane in place.

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Step 5

Stick the Christmas outdoor lollipops outside in the ground. Place them at various heights grouped together.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Line the Christmas lollipops outside along a sidewalk or around the patio.
  • Wrap Christmas lights around the wooden dowels to make the lollipops light up at night.
  • Always assist children during this craft. The sharp end of a dowel rod can pose a safety risk. Cellophane can pose a risk of suffocation to small children.

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