How to Make a Lollipop Tree Out of Wood or Styrofoam

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How to Make a Lollipop Tree Out of Wood or Styrofoam
Display your lollipops in a lollipop tree. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Lollipop trees feature lollipops stuck into either foam balls or wooden backing. You can use them as whimsical centrepieces at parties or as mini-carnival games. When used for a game, colour some of the ends of the lollipops with different colours. Each colour on the end of the lollipop sticks corresponds to a different kind of prize. If there is no colour on the end, the chooser still gets the sweet treat.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Wooden circle
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Electric hand drill
  • Drill bit, 1/8" diameter
  • Liquid Nails
  • Long stick or dowel
  • Terra-cotta pot
  • Floral foam brick
  • Spanish moss
  • Floral foam ball

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Instructions

    Wooden Tree

  1. 1

    Paint a wooden circle green with acrylic paint. You can get pre-cut wooden circles at your local craft store. Allow the paint to dry for at least two hours.

  2. 2

    Starting in the centre of the circle, drill a 1/8-inch hole through the wood. Drill six more holes around the centre hole, leaving one inch of space around each hole. Continue drilling rings of holes to the outer edge of the circle.

  3. 3

    Squeeze some Liquid Nails onto the bottom edge of the wooden circle. Press the top of a stick or dowel into it to form the "tree." Let the structure dry overnight.

  4. 4

    Push a floral foam brick into a terra-cotta pot.

  5. 5

    Cover the brick with Spanish moss and push the "tree" down into the centre. Gently wiggle the stick to make sure it's seated properly. Slip a lollipop into each hole in the wooden circle.

    Foam Tree

  1. 1

    Set a floral foam brick into a terra-cotta pot.

  2. 2

    Place Spanish moss over the brick and insert a long stick into its centre. Wiggle the stick back and forth gently to ensure it is stable.

  3. 3

    Push a floral foam ball onto the top of the stick.

  4. 4

    Start at the top centre of the ball and push a lollipop stick into the foam. Place six more lollipops in a circle around the first lollipop. Continue adding circles in this way until the entire foam ball is covered in lollipops.

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