This year I attempted to create my first printable. Seriously cute right? I printed it and framed it for my mantle. While, I stopped at this one sign and haven’t really figured out how to make it printable for you all. (I’m working on it!) I used this as color inspiration for our house this year.
As I thought about creating a wreath this year (in these colors), I really wanted something modern yet simple. Then I was walking through Walmart and came across a bag of lollipop sticks and a light bulb went off
Lollipop Stick Wreath
Here are the step by steps to creating this fun colorful project.
- Popsicle Sticks – Medium Size – 80 Count
- Popsicle Sticks – Small Size – 50 Count
- Foam Wreath Form
- Hot Glue
My crafty helper loves pink.We started by dipping the lollipop sticks into each of the colors. After dipping them, we originally placed them each together in a jar to dry.Seemed like a good idea for about 10 minutes until I realized that they would most likely all dry together in one big clump. So we moved them so they all dried separately. While the lollipops dried, I worked on the foam wreath form. If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time there are a few things you should know about me.
- I think high priced crafting supplies are ridiculous (like foam — why is it so expensive?)
- Resulting in a love for the dollar store.
- I started out college as an electrical engineer — I know geek right? Why I bring this up is that because of my engineering type brain, I often look for alternative ways to make things work rather than going out to buy pre-made stuff.
This brings me to the wreath foam. Please feel free to buy a pre-made one. I just happened to have a foam circle from the dollar store that I was bound and determined to use for this project. I used a round cookie cutter to cut out the middle of the foam to make it into a wreath form.Once I had the circle out, I found a can in the pantry that I could use to line up the sticks with (the evaporated milk) =)After sticks are dried, then its a matter of gluing them down. I followed the color pattern of the MERRY sign from above and then glued down in a circle.
The large sticks covered the circle in two layers. The third layer I used the smaller lollipop sticks to give the wreath a little more dimension.I then added a bright pink ribbon to hang it, but it also looks good without a ribbon.Viola, you have yourself a bright colored modern wreath made out of lollipop sticks.