How to Make a Lollipop Stand

Updated April 17, 2017

Colourful and sweet, lollipops are often enjoyed by children and adults alike. In addition to being tasty and pretty, they make great handouts at any type of event or gathering. An efficient and aesthetically pleasing way to display lollipops is in a lollipop stand. You can create a lollipop stand in less than an hour with inexpensive materials that can be found in any craft shop. Making a lollipop stand is a craft project that most children will enjoy.

Paint your foam cone with non-toxic paint. Floral spray paint works well, but you can use any type of paint that you prefer. Allow the paint to dry for at least three hours in a well-ventilated area.

Cut a strip of ribbon that equals the diameter of the cone with scissors and wrap it around the cone. Ensure that the two ends of the ribbon overlap by 2mm. The bottom edges of the ribbon and the cone should line up.

Stick a pin into the cone where the two ends of the ribbon meet to secure the ribbon to the cone.

Cut a second piece of ribbon and wrap it around the cone directly above the first piece of ribbon.

Stick a pin into the cone where the two ends of the ribbon meet. This will secure the ribbon to the cone.

Continue adding strips of ribbon until the entire cone is covered with the ribbon. It's OK if you can see some of the spray paint showing between the ribbons.

Attach the 4-inch flat washer to the centre of the bottom of the cone using a hot glue gun. This will give the cone weight and prevent it from tipping over.

Press the lollipops' sticks into the foam cone at a 45-degree angle in between the pieces of ribbon to utilise the holder.


Scatter the lollipops along the cone to make the stand visually appealing. You can make a flag for the event with a printed message and stick it into the top of the cone with a skewer.

Things You'll Need

  • Foam cone
  • Non-toxic paint
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Pins
  • 4-inch flat metal washer
  • Hot glue gun with glue
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Based in Santa Rosa, Calif., Cindy Paterson has been writing articles on travel and lifestyle since 1991. Her work has appeared on and Paterson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing from Columbia University in New York.