I found these adorable pastel lollipops at the Dollar Tree and just had to get some. I planned to use them as part of the favors for this baby shower I am helping with. Well about 2 days ago the idea of a lollipop topiary popped in my head and I just couldn’t stop thinking and planning how I might do it.
Here is what I came up with!
Here is a quick synopsis of what I did though.
- I recycled an old 32 ounce yogurt container. Put a large piece of styrofoam and floral pebbles in it to anchor it down.
- I painted a 6″ smooth foam ball pink.
- Cut the sticks down on the lollipops so they are only about 1.5″ long.
- I made guide holes using some detail scissors so the lollipops would go in easily. It took about 115 lollipops that were 1″ in diameter, to get that amount of coverage.
- I inserted the dowel into the styrofoam and then to further secure it, I took it out and put lots of hot glue the hole and all over the dowel. This goes for the top and bottom.
- My counters were the prefect height for the topiary to rest against while the glue was setting. (The topiary is free standing in the picture)
Good luck if you try it! I’d love to hear what worked or didn’t work for you!