Happy Spring folks! Jaime here from That’s My Letter back to share a fun DIY party decor idea: make your own lollipop stand. I promise it’s fast and easy and adds tons of charm and sweetness to any party.
This lollipop stand holds a ton of lollipops – 52 to be exact! You could probably even use this stand for cake pops. (The tutorial for the ‘celebrate’ script sign can be found here.)
- 1 – 1 1/4″ wood dowel x 11″ long
- 1 – 1×5 cut to 4 1/2″ (or any scrap wood 4 1/2″ square x 3/4″thick)
- white gloss spray paint
- 1 – 2″ wood screw
- countersink bit
- 5/32 drill bit
- tape measure
- scotch tape
Step 1: Mark the center point on the 4 1/2″ square wood base.
Step 2: Pre-drill a counter sink hole at the center of the square wood base. Also pre-drill one end of dowel.
Step 4: Mark lollipop stick holes on dowel using a pencil. Begin your marks 1″ from base and mark every 1 1/2″. Repeat on all four sides.
Step 5: Now add more lollipop stick marks in between the original four sides (staggering the holes.)
Step 6: Place a piece of tape around the 5/32 drill bit at the 1″ depth.
Step 7: Begin making ‘starter holes’ at the pencil marks. Keep your drill at a 90 degree angle to the dowel and only drill a teeny bit into dowel. This ‘starter hole’ will prevent your bit from slipping when you begin the angled holes.
Step 8: Now make angled holes into dowel. Keep drill at 45 degree angle to dowel. The photo above on the right is only to show the angle of the drill bit going into the dowel.Step 9: Sand dowel smooth then spray paint the lollipop holder gloss white.
Fill all the holes with lollipops for a bright and cheerful addition to your party table.
I guarantee the kids will be hovering around it!