I had a lot of fun with the lollipop displays for last month’s Berry Sweet Baby Shower and wanted to share the DIY info with you because this concept translates so well to ANY color palette or occasion – they’d even work well for holiday parties! Added bonus: the lollipops double as take-home party favors.
Pictured above is the “YUM Lollipop Display” and below is “Sweet Baby Girl Trio“. DIY details for both displays are below, along with downloadable versions of the tags. Enjoy!
••• YUM Lollipop Display •••
- rectangular planter/vase (such as this one)
- craft styrofoam
- Pinwheel Lollipops
- YUM Tags
- 2.5″ Circle Craft Punch or other circle cutter
- red m&ms (available at Michaels or online) – or a similar candy
- hot glue gun
Optional Vase Embellishments (as pictured here):
- Rectangle Mod PVC Curtain (8 rectangles from one strand)
- craft rhinestones
1) Embellish vase as desired. For this party, I was already using individual strands of a Rectangle Mod PVC curtain ($18.99 at shopwildthings.com) as decor in various other areas of the party, so I removed a few of the rectangles from a leftover strand and hot-glued them on top of the ribbon.
Inexpensive craft rhinestones added some sparkle to the pvc rectangles and also covered up the tiny holes on each side of them (where the jump rings used to be). The rhinestones ALSO covered up the evidence of the hot glue that adhered the rectangles to the ribbon, which was great since they’re translucent.
2) Cut craft styrofoam to fit securly within the vase, making sure it’s at least 3″ high so that it provides a sturdy foundation for the large lollipops. Don’t go all the way to the rim of the vase though – you’ll need some room for the “filler candy”.
3) Pour red m&ms (or similar candy) over the styrofoam, covering it completely.
4) Add the YUM tags to the lollipops. Download them right here: in PDF or JPEG format, then cut them out using a 2.5″ craft punch, a circle cutter, or scissors and a sturdy hand. =) Use doublestick tape or glue to attach them to the lollipops (which come cellophane-sealed).
5) Insert the lollipops into the styrofoam as desired. (I used 3 rows here.)
6) Done! Place on candy/dessert buffet, or use as a table centerpiece.
••• Sweet Baby Girl Lollipop Display •••
*This display is essentially the same process as above, with the following modifications:
1) Use a trio of vases – with alternating heights – instead of one large vase. (The 3 white vases pictured here were purchase at Michaels.)
2) The styrofoam height will need to be taller for these, so floral foam blocks are great for this one.
3) You can use up to 3 different types of candy for the “fillers”. (Cherry Gumballs, Licorice Wheels, and foil-covered Chocolate Raspberry Balls were used here.)
- Photography credit: Jillian Bisinger