Old Fashioned DIY Christmas Candy Lollipops

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Please welcome Kathy today, she is sharing this wonderful tutorial to make old fashioned DIY Christmas candy or Christmas Lollipops for decorating. I love how she also shared her first tutorial which failed and how she managed to make them perfect finally!

DIY Christmas Candy

Christmas candy lollipops

Material for Christmas Lollipops

I guess I can thank our HOA lawn man for this project! Otherwise, I would have never had the materials needed to make this project.
One Saturday we were sitting in the family room when we heard what sounded like a shotgun. The weed eater threw a rock into the window on my front door and shattered the glass inset. It crackled for over 30 minutes and I loved my front door! Long story short, we went to Home Depot to get supplies to fill in the holes until the door could be replaced. The temperatures were in the 100s and we tried to keep the cold air in and the hot air out. This is what we purchased.
 When the door was repaired, we had lots of this foam left. The crafty side of me couldn’t throw it away and I kept to in the closet to make something later! While on vacation, I visited a year round Christmas store and saw some adorable lollipop decorations, and they looked like they are made from foam. I finally knew what to do with the foam and how hard could it be? Well, this is where I am so thankful for Hani’s patience. I tried over FIVE different kind of glue and nothing would stick to it! I got so desperate, I even tried plain old Elmer’s glue.
See the photo below:

I went to the Home Depot website and searched for clues. I found my answer ~ Caulk! Even though I had a brand new tube of caulk that wasn’t what I anted to use  How messy would that be? So, then as I was about to throw in the towel, in total desperation the answer finally came to me. Floral Wire!

Let me tell you this turned into the easiest project ever.

Before we get started, let me tell you one of the best tings about this cute little project.

A bag of this foam in my area costs $3 for 25.

One of those lollipops in that Christmas store sold for almost $30!!

Depending on the size you make, using this foam you can make a lot for a fraction of the cost.

Make Christmas Candy Lollipops

You can make these in less than a minute or two! Start with heavy floral wire, mine I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I found that starting with a slanted edge works best. Now begin rolling the foam very tightly and push the wire through it as you go. Keep rolling until you reach the size you desire for your lollipop. I made different sizes just to give you an idea!

DIY Christmas candy

When you reach the desired size, snip the wire, bend and push it back into the foam. This holds it very securely. TIP: If you want to hang it as an ornament, just leave the wire longer to make a loop at the top  It’s ready to hang on the tree.


There you have it! I then decorated mine with spray paint and acrylic paint. They both stayed with no peeling  problems at all! Now if they only made this foam in pretty colors.

Here are my Lollipops. I wish to use them to make a wreath!


 The white lollipop has glittery glue on it and it’s very pretty! I wish the glitter showed up well in the photo. Lastly, I just packed a planter inside my Christmas wreath and I had an instant centerpiece!


It was so much fun with this foam that I am planning on making a Christmas tree with it. Yes, I have plenty of it left. I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Lollipops. Please! stop by my blog sometimes to see what I am doing. Thanks Hani for the privilege of guest posting for you today!

Now isn’t that the cutest decoration for Christmas and the easiest too! Thanks for the lovely idea to make DIY Christmas candy, Kathy! Nothing like old fashioned Christmas decor.

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  1. Lindsey says:

    Thanks for the post! I wanted a Candyland Christmas theme this year because I was inspired by a Raz Christmas theme from last year but the lollipops are so expensive. This means I can actually do it now.

  2. Barbara nickels says:

    You mentioned you wished they made it in differnt colors..well ive made the same idea with pool noodles. Then u wrap colored duct tape around then for stripes. And ive secure it with hotglue gun. Takes longer but same idea. Worth a try.

  3. Anita Villasenor says:

    Where did you buy the foam? What kind of wire do l use? Thank you.

    1. Hani says:

      Hi Anita, the post is a guest post. I am sorry but I won’t be able to help here, please follow the link to her page and ask her. Hope this helps!

  4. Carol says:

    What kind of sticks did you use for the lollipops?

    1. Hani says:

      You can use wooden dowels, straws, floral wire and stems/twigs wrapped with decorative tape.

  5. Landy says:

    Are these waterproof?

    1. Hani says:

      You can use waterproof or outdoor paint!

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