Do you decorate your windows for the holidays every year? A lot of houses display beautiful wreaths in each window all season long. Let your house stand out and rock your candyland theme with these DIY giant outdoor lollipop window decorations!
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It’s Day 7 and we are sharing Holiday Decor Ideas!
I swear with every awesome piece of candy decor I make, another 10 ideas pop in my head. By this time next year, I’ll have a full-on gingerbread house going on! These awesome lollipops are proof that candy seriously belongs everywhere.
If you haven’t jumped on the train yet, be sure to start at the beginning of this year’s 12 Days of Christmas blog hop for more awesome candy Christmas decor and crafts to enjoy this season. You’ll definitely come around to my way of thinking soon.
Giant Outdoor Lollipop Window Decorations Materials
- Multi-Colored Tissue Paper
- Cardboard Tube (This can be from inside a roll of wrapping paper or paper towels)
- Rubber Bands
- White Spray Paint and Primer in One
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Clear Cellophane Wrap
- Twist Ties (One for Each Lollipop)
- Glittery Pink Mesh Ribbon
First, pull out 1 double sheet of newspaper (as in, 2 attached pages instead of a single insert).
Next, roll up your sheet of newspaper into a tube starting at one corner and continuing to the opposite corner.
Then secure the outside wrapped corner with a piece of tape.
Pull out another sheet of newspaper and again wrap it starting at one corner overlapping the first newspaper tube you made.
Continue adding length to your newspaper tube until it is at least 3 feet long.
Once you have finished making your newspaper tube, wrap it with blue tissue paper. Secure the edge of the tissue paper with tape along the edge.
Set your blue tube to the side and repeat steps 1-5 to create a second newspaper tube.
Again, wrap your newspaper tube in tissue paper only using pink tissue paper this time.
Now, pair the ends of both tubes together and secure them with a rubber band.
Once the ends are secured, twist the tubes together as pictured.
- Don’t worry if they seem loose at first. You can make them tighter once your have the general form made.
If necessary, make your twist tighter. See the picture above for reference.
Next, carefully wrap your twist into a swirl like a lollipop starting at the end secured with a rubber band.
After you have wrapped your twist, secure the loose end with tape. You also want to secure other areas of the back with tape so that they do not come apart later. Set your swirl aside for now.
Now, pull out your cardboard tube and cut it open longways.
Start at one edge of the cut and roll it up tightly and secure it with tape.
- The first one I made, I used rubber bands to secure it. They totally work but can make it difficult to get it covered with paint. Tape simply makes it easier and takes less time. Make sure that you use a piece that is big enough to wrap all of the way around the roll.
Next, paint your cardboard roll with a white spray paint that is a primer and color in one. Allow it to dry completely before moving on.
After your paint is dry, use hot glue to attach your cardboard tube to your tissue paper swirl. Be sure to hold it in place until the glue has cooled or it will separate.
Step 18 (Optional)
If you want to strengthen the bond between the stick and the “lollipop” add additional hot glue around the glued seam where they are attached.
Then cut off a piece of clear cellophane big enough to cover your lollipop head and pull out a twist tie.
Next, wrap your cellophane over the top of your lollipop and secure it around your stick with a twist tie.
Now trim the excess cellophane at the bottom.
Lastly, tie a bow around the twist tie on the cellophane with your glitter pink mesh ribbon.
Repeat all of the above steps to make at least one additional lollipop in different colors.
How to Hang Your DIY Giant Outdoor Lollipop Window Decorations
- The best way to hang these on your window is with outdoor Command hooks. Position them so that 2 of your lollipop sticks cross as pictured above.
- You can also use packaging tape however it will not be weather proof and it can be difficult to get the tape off of the cellophane later.
These DIY giant outdoor lollipop window decorations help you rock your candy Christmas style outside too this season! Mix these with this glittery DIY candy wreath and some colored lights and your home is holiday ready in a weekend. While your lollipop sticks are drying, scroll down and check out the other awesome Christmas decor inspiration from my friends below.
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