It's been a while now since my last post. We've been busy here enjoying the last few vacation days left before school starts.
Dawn over at Not Just a Mommy asked me if I could put together a tutorial for the tissue paper lollipops I made for Daniella's "Sweet One" birthday party. It was harder than I thought since there was no one around to take the pics... but I did my best.. ;-)
- Tissue paper (4 sheets each in 2 or 3 different colors depending on what you want)
- Dowel rod
- cellophane (I didn't have any on hand but you wrap the lollipop once done)
- Heavy books (or extra set of hands)
Start by gluing together the tissue paper on the short ends:
after you are done gluing, you should have 2 (or 3 if you want 3 colors) long strips of tissue paper like this:
Now it's time to fold the paper strips in 4 lengthwise, like this:
You now will need a set of heavy books (in case you don't have an extra set of hands that are willing to assist you) to hold the ends of the strips so you can start twisting each strip:
Now the second (and third if you are doing 3 colors):
Now you put the ends of the strips together and start twisting again (you can try to smooth them out and even them out with your hand as you go)
Now grab the other end and start gluing and rolling it up like a snail...
Here I used a pointy metal skewer to open a little hole so it is easier to put the dowel in:
Note that I also tried sharpening the end of the dowel with a knife. Now put some glue on the dowel and carefully insert it in the lollipop:
Now you can use cellophane paper to cover the lollipop and use some nice ribbon to tie:
These really make an impact as outdoor decor!! Hope you enjoyed!!