DIY Wood Lollipops

What candy store is complete without lollipops?  Today I'm going to show you how I made mine. 

The first thing you are going to need is a Mitre box and saw.  This will help you make nice clean cuts.

I bought a 2 inch (in diameter) dowel from Home Depot.  I had to buy a pretty long piece (about 2 feet), which was ok because I had other plans for it as well.  (More on that later).  I also bought a 1/2 inch dowel for the sticks of the lollipops.

 I cut the big dowel into 1 inch slices, and the stick pieces into 3 inch pieces.  I used a drill to drill a hole in the base of the lollipop, and used wood glue to glue them together. Let the glue dry.  I let mine dry overnight.

Sand them to make them smooth.  Mine are still a little bit rough, but I think they are alright.  Here is a picture of two of my lollipops sitting on wax paper, ready for painting.

I used acrylic paint to paint them--2 coats of each color and then 2 coats of a glossy varnish.

Here is one of the pops in my 3 year old's hand.  She was very satisfied with the end product, and quickly decided she needed to open a lollipop shop. They would be cute ornaments too!

In summary, for this project you'll need a 2 inch dowel (cut into 1 inch slices/lollipop), a 1/2 inch dowel (3 inches per lollipop), a mitre box and saw, wood glue, a drill, sandpaper, acrylic paints and a glossy varnish (found in the acrylic paint section at Michaels).

If saws aren't really your thing, you can always buy my printable sweet shop set here.  All you need is card stock and popsicle sticks!  

I also have a few extra of the wood ones I made, so email me if you're interested in them.  

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