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.
Things You'll Need
- Wooden dowels
- Styrofoam balls or discs (6 to 8 inches in diameter)
- Sharp knife
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stick the Christmas outdoor lollipops outside in the ground. Place them at various heights grouped together.
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.