How to make baby washcloth lollipops

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How to make baby washcloth lollipops
Make a non-edible version of a favourite treat for baby shower favours. (Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Baby washcloth lollipops are a non-edible treat that can be given as a gift to a new mother or used as a party favour at a baby shower for a memorable keepsake for each guest. The lollipops are easy to make and are a relatively inexpensive gift or party favour. You can choose washcloths in colours that complement the theme of the baby shower or the new mother's nursery decor A simple ribbon can be added to the baby washcloth lollipop to add a festive flare.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Baby washcloths
  • Scissors
  • Cellophane wrap
  • Elastic bands
  • Lollipop sticks or thin wooden dowels
  • 1/2-inch-wide ribbon

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Lay your baby washcloth on your working surface with any side facing upward. Fold about 1 inch of one edge of the washcloth over and smooth the fold line.

  2. 2

    Fold over another inch of the washcloth along the same edge and continue until you have folded the entire washcloth to make a long strip that is about 1 inch wide.

  3. 3

    Roll the strip up like a jellyroll.

  4. 4

    Cut a square of clear or semi-transparent cellophane wrap and wrap the square around the jellyroll.

  5. 5

    Gather the cellophane wrap underneath the jellyroll and wrap an elastic band around the cellophane to keep it in place.

  6. 6

    Slide a lollipop stick or thin wooden dowel through the cellophane and slide it into the elastic band to hold it in place.

  7. 7

    Cut a 10-inch-long piece of 1/2 inch wide ribbon. Wrap the ribbon over top of the elastic band and tie the ribbon in a bow.

Tips and warnings

  • To turn the baby washcloth lollipops into a small bouquet, make 3 to 4 lollipops, gather them together in your hand and tie a ribbon around the lollipop sticks to keep them together.
  • To make a large, centrepiece display of the lollipops, use long, thin wooden dowels for the lollipop sticks. Make 10 to 12 lollipops. Fill the bottom of a vase with green floral foam and insert the ends of the sticks into the foam. Wrap a large 2-inch-wide ribbon around the vase and tie it in a bow.

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