Monday, July 4, 2011

{Tutorial} Lollipop Wand

Okay here's a super quick and easy tutorial for anyone interested in making their own lollipop wands.

Photo by Next Exit Photography

First you're going to need a dowel (approximately 3/16" thick and 12" long) and two foam sheets, one standard and one with an adhesive backing in any colors of your choosing. If you'd like you can spray paint your dowel to any color before starting to assemble the wands or you may leave it blond. In this tutorial I've spray painted my dowel blue.

Next find a round object to use as a template for your lollipop. I used a pot that was approximately 5" in diameter. Place the pot on each foam sheet and trace the shape with a pen or pencil. I used a glittered adhesive foam sheet so I traced on the backside of the sheet since the front side is difficult to trace on due to the bumpy texture of the glitter.

After you've traced your circles cut them out with standard scissors. You will be left with two circles of equal size preferably in different colors.

Next take the foam circle with the adhesive backing and starting from any point on the circle start cutting a spiral shape. Once you've cut to the center backtrack and cut a spiral parallel to the first until you reach the outside of the circle again. Your spiral should look like the one below.

You can then separate the spiral shapes so that you have two, a larger spiral and a smaller spiral.

You can then remove the adhesive backing of either of these spirals and and place it over the standard foam circle you made earlier. You may wish to use only one of these spirals or both depending on your preference. If you choose to use both you'll need twice as many standard circles as circles with adhesive backs.

You can then flip your lollipop swirl over and hot glue the dowel to the backside of the foam.

You now have a finished wand! These work great as party favors, ground stakes, centerpieces or anything else you can imagine for them!


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [05 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Very smart idea for a party and easy making!! Oh, Alexandra it's great!


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