Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

Glittery DIY Lollipop Ornament

This year I had the awesome opportunity to take part in the 2015 Ornament Exchange created by Erlene from My Pinterventures!  This is an event where bloggers are paired together to create one-of-a-kind ornaments for each other.  What a fun idea, right?!  Plus, now you get a sweet DIY ornament tutorial.

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2015 Ornament Exchange

I was paired with Deborah from Kentucky to Cali who I absolutely love.  Upon exchanging emails we learned that we both have 2 trees each year.  In addition to that, we also both have candy themed trees!  Once I found that out, I knew I had to make her a fun candy ornament for her tree.  The result is this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament!

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

Materials

  • Tissue Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • 2 Plastic Straws
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Matching Twist-Tie

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

Step 1

Twist your tissue paper into strips as pictured above.  You will need 4 strips with at least 3 different colors.

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

Step 2

Take two of the strips of differing colors and twist them together.

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

Step 3

Once they are twisted together, coil it into a disk.  Cut the tail of the strip once your disk has reached the size desired.  Hold the disk together with your fingers on a non-stick surface and apply a generous amount of Mod Podge.  Continue holding the coil together until the glue soaks into the paper and it stays together on its own (about 30 seconds or so).

Tip: 

  • I did this on the lid to a jar because it pulls off easily and has beveled sides to keep the glitter from getting everywhere later.

Step 4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 to create your second disk which should be slightly smaller than the first.

Step 5

Once Mod Podge has dried, flip the disks over and apply a coat to the back sides as well.

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

Step 6

Allow the glue to dry completely.  Next, add a second coat and sprinkle with glitter.  Again, wait for the glue to dry and flip over to apply glitter to the other side.

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

Step 7

Once your disks are completely dry, attach your straws using low temperature hot glue.

Tips:

  • If your glue gun doesn’t have a low temperature setting, allow the glue to cool slightly on the disk before pressing the tip of the straw to it.
  • If you are using bendy straws, make sure to attach the non-bendy end to the disk.

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

Step 8

Add ribbon to each lollipop at its base and tie into a bow.

Tip:

  • You may want to add a dab of hot glue to hold the ribbon into place.

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

Step 9

Trim your straws to a length that matches the size of the lollipop.  Next, attach the straws together, slightly crossed, with hot glue.  To stabilize the top, take one tail of the ribbon on the larger lollipop and glue it to the back of the smaller one.

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

Step 10

Twist your twist-tie into a loop and secure the bottom.  Attach it to the back of the larger sucker with hot glue to create your hanging loop.

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

 

Make this super-sweet, glittery DIY lollipop ornament for under $2!

This is such an easy ornament to make!  The hardest part is waiting for the glue to dry.  I was able to use supplies I already had on hand so it didn’t cost me a penny to make.  Even if you do have to buy some supplies to make it, you are still getting a fun and beautiful ornament that will only cost you a couple of dollars to make.  Be sure to check out all of the other amazing ornaments from the ladies in Group 1 of the ornament exchange below.

The Farmhouse In The Field 

Tastefully Frugal 

My Sweet Things 

Christmas Tree Lane

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
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  • Janet VanLone Trieschman

    such a smart idea!

  • Janet VanLone Trieschman

    such a smart idea!

  • Amy Patterson

    Hello i am part of the ornament exchange and i just want to say i just love your ornament. i would have never thought to make something like this. How original.

  • Amy Patterson

    Hello i am part of the ornament exchange and i just want to say i just love your ornament. i would have never thought to make something like this. How original.

    • Thank you, Amy! This exchange has been so much fun. I am working through looking at everyone’s posts. Loving all of the ideas!

    • Thank you, Amy! This exchange has been so much fun. I am working through looking at everyone’s posts. Loving all of the ideas!

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  • How seriously sweet and my girls would love a candy theme tree! Super fun! I am participating too! Pinned to my Christmas board!

  • How seriously sweet and my girls would love a candy theme tree! Super fun! I am participating too! Pinned to my Christmas board!

    • Thank you! I will stop by and check out your ornament, too! Seriously loving the creativity overload 🙂

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  • Hil D

    This is so cute! I am participating too 🙂 Pinned to my group Christmas board!

  • Hil D

    This is so cute! I am participating too 🙂 Pinned to my group Christmas board!

    • Thank you so much! I will definitely check out your ornament. I love seeing what everyone created!

    • Thank you so much! I will definitely check out your ornament. I love seeing what everyone created!

  • Zan Turner

    Wow..In love with this craft! That is such a great and creative idea! Saw your link over at My Pinterventrues and had to check it out!! Pinning!

    • Thank you so much! Glad you love it!

  • Very cute and fun, pinned. I love the candy theme!

    • Thank you Bernadyn! The candy theme is so much fun to do!

  • C’mon Get Crafty

    I absolutely love these “sweet” ornaments! So pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial at Merry Monday! Pinned and tweeted!

    • Thank you so much!

  • Audrey at Munofore

    This is so stinking cute! and it looks super easy to make. I would love to see your candy tree, that sounds like a fun theme.

    • Thank you Audrey! I’ll have to get some photos up this year of it!

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  • Just popping by as I too am participating in the ornament exchange. What a delightful ornament. You are truly clever and crafty.

    • Thank you so much!

  • I have loads of tissue paper and I’m going to attempt to make a few of these. Thanks for sharing your fun ornament tutorial.

    • Thanks, Erlene! I think every house in America has an over-abundance of tissue paper! This is a great way to use up some of it 🙂

  • The Perfect Storm

    These are so cute! Great for any candy themed tree this Christmas season! 😀

    • Thank you! I’m pretty sure I have an extreme candy problem, but that’s okay, right?

      • The Perfect Storm

        Psh! The words candy and problem don’t belong in the same sentence 😉

  • Michelle

    What a cute and innovative ornament! My niece would love getting this as a gift 🙂

    xo – Michelle
    http://www.borncreativeblog.com

    • Thank you, Michelle! I hope your niece loves this if you decide to make her one! (Also, awesome that she has a candy tree too!)

  • Joy H

    Adorable! Love it.

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  • Marie, I love glitter so much! And the lollipop is so cute, I would have never thought about using tissue paper. I will show my girls tomorrow and I’m sure they will ask if we can make some.

    • Thanks Pili! Glitter makes everything better! I hope you and your girls enjoy making these.

  • This is awesome! I love it, so creative 🙂

    • Thank you! It’s super fun to make 🙂

  • Thank you!