Happy Halloween! It's a "dark and stormy" night right now but luckily the trick or treaters got some candy before the rains came. Today we are talking lollipops. The kids had their Halloween parties at school yesterday so I made lollipop trees for the class treats. These are super easy, make great centerpieces and look fun when finished.
I first worked on the lollipops. The lollipop itself is from Oriental Trading. They usually have nice flat lollipops for the various holidays so I always look there first when I want to make lollipop covers.
Here is the first of two lollipop cover designs. The circle words and pumpkin are two different stamps, both from Elzybell Stamps. I first stamped the words with Memento tuxedo black ink. The pumpkin was then stamped in the center with the tuxedo black and colored with copic markers. I cannot seem to find my marker notes so I can't give you the copic numbers I used. If I find the notes, I'll come back and edit this. The white layer was punched out as well as the orange scallop layer. The back of the lollipops just contains an orange scallop layer to finish out the look.
Here are the second set of covers, again using Elzybell stamps and tuxedo black ink. The vampire is colored with prismacolor black marker, copic E00 marker, and his teeth have just a touch of lipstick spica (#21). They are put together exactly the same as the pumpkin pops.
Now for a way to present them.....
Here are your two basic supplies, a styrofoam cone and a terra cotta plate. Using spray paint, I painted the cone black. The styrofoam will soak up the paint so I usually reapply about 4 coats of paint. I decided to brush on acrylic paint for the plate although I could have spray painted that too. The plate is painted both inside and out. The only part I didn't bother with is the bottom. Once both parts are completely dry, I used a glue gun to adhere the cone to the plate. Once it was in there securely, I used shredded paper all around the bottom of the cone to fill in that area.
Here is the finished tree. The lollipops are placed at angle all around the tree. I've found that around 21 pops fit comfortably without mashing them together too much. Luckily, that's how many kids are in both classes. The tree needed something for the top so I painted two wooden bat shapes black front and back, as well as along the edges. Then I "stamped" the shape in a glue pad and dumped glitter all over the front. Using my glue gun, I adhered both shapes to a plain lollipop stick. The bat is then stuck into the top of the tree to finish off the look.
This is one of my favorite ways to display decorated lollipops. It's fun and festive and relatively easy.
Hope your Halloween was loads of fun - have a great weekend!