DIY Lollipop Bouquet

Lollipop Bouquet 2-01

Lollipop bouquets make great bachelorette party decorations.  They also are a great way to make money with “suck for a buck.”  My friend sold lollipops from the bouquet for $1 each and made over $70!

Lollipop Bouquet-01

Materials:

Foam ball (find this in the floral department of your local craft store)
Several bags of dum dums or other small lollipops
Hot glue/gun
Four 12-inch wooden dowels (or seven 6-inch dowels)
Tape measure or ruler (if using 12-inch dowels)
Hand saw (if using 12-inch dowels)
Green paint/paint brush
Ribbon
Scissors

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Start by pushing one row of dum dums into the foam ball.

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You won’t need to glue dum dums at this stage.

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Add a second row of dum dums to the foam ball.

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Continue to add rows of dum dums to the foam ball until it looks kinda like a mushroom top.

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You will need seven 6-inch wooden dowels.  I found 12-inch dowels and cut them in half.  Measure your 12-inch dowels and mark the halfway point.

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Cut sticks in half using a hand saw.

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Paint 7 of the sticks green.  They will mostly be covered with ribbon, so you don’t have to worry too much about smudges.

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This is what they will look like when they are arranged together.

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Add some hot glue to the end of the ribbon and stick in place.

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Wrap tightly around the wooden dowels.

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Glue ribbon in place with hot glue.

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Use your unpainted dowel to make a hole in the foam ball for the wooden dowels.

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Push them in several inches, far enough to support the weight of the bouquet.

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Add lots of hot glue to the bottom of the hole.

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Press firmly in place and hold until glue hardens.

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Now add rows of dum dums to the bottom of the bouquet.  You will have to glue these in or they will fall out. Add a dab of hot glue to the stick and press into the foam ball and it will stay in place.

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When you get really close to the bouquet handle you will have to trim down the dum dum sticks to fit.  Cut with a pair of sharp scissors and then glue and stick into foam ball.

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