What’s a sure hit for kids and adults alike?
Candy, sure. Lollipops, definitely! Lollipop trees are so simple to make and are fabulous for birthday parties, occasional centerpieces or just to set on a living room table for guests. Almost anything cone-shaped will work for the tree; you can buy a cone-shaped styrene shape or turn a plastic cup upside-down. Cone-shaped thread spools also work well.
The styrene cones can be painted, or beads and sequin glued all over it – after the sucker holes are in place. The styrene works great because it comes in any size and you can push the lollipops down at various depths to make them longer on the bottom and shorter as you go towards the top.
When working with a plastic cup, turn it upside down and poke holes in it with a nail. Fill the cup with plastic food wrap to keep the lollipops in place. To help poke the holes, heat the end of a long nail by holding it by the head while wearing a glove, then heating the end with a lighter or stove eye. Insert the lollipops barely in the bottom, then deeper and deeper as you reach the top after poking the holes.
Don’t forget to pile them on top, or glue a large bow or ribbon to the top to finish the look. You can paint the cup before putting the suckers in, or you can glue fabric, pictures, or other decorations on it. You can put lights on the tree by purchasing a strand with a battery pack, taping the pack to the cup’s underside, and then making a small indentation in the rim with the nail.
Swirl the lights around the tree bypassing the wire under the indentation.
For a lovely holiday lollipop tree, wrap garland around the styrene shape or the plastic cup. Fill the tree with chocolate Santas or Christmas-themed suckers. Give it as a gift by gluing a large star shape on top. By gluing the tree to a wooden base or a glass mirror, you can make it more interesting. Tie ribbons around the suckers to make them spiral, then slide scissors quickly across the ribbons to make them spiral. The foil ribbons are very sparkly and give the tree a glistening appearance.
Tissue wads are rolled up and spray painted blue or pink. Glue the tissue wads to the inside of the cone form. To announce a baby’s arrival, paint an “It’s A Boy” or “It’s A Girl” sign to hang on the tree.
Try tying a paper towel or bathroom tissue roll to a square piece of cardboard if you don’t have anything cone-shaped. Fill the set-up with plastic cling wrap after decorating it. Place the lollipops on the table. You are not required to utilise suckers. Other candies can be wrapped in floral wire and inserted. To make a beautiful and sugary tree, mix lollipops with peppermints, chocolate kisses, and other candies.