These Christmas lollipop ornaments are so simple and easy to make and they look fab too! Willy wonka and the chocolate factory starring gene wilder was one of my favourite family movies to watch at Christmas and I just love sweet themed christmas decorations because of it. I’ve also purchased Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the chocolate factory book to read with my son this Christmas so these decorations are extra special to us! They can be a little tricky to master at first but they’re quick to learn and once you know how they’re easy to mass produce which makes them a winner for groups such as our after school club too!
Here’s what we used
How to make our Christmas lollipop ornaments
Start by cutting out several identical circles, to make them urs we used a glue lid to draw around first. You’ll need four of each colour per lollipop but to be safe we cut out an extra two of each incase of any mistakes.
Glue the circles around in a circular shape following an under, over pattern. Each circle should underlap the previous one and overlap the following one.
Take your plain lollipop stick and coat it using your white marker. Pop the stick aside to try.
Tie your length of festive ribbon into a secure bow and trim the edges into a pretty triangle. Glue the popsicle stick down in place on the back of the lollipop and then stick the ribbon down in place where the lollipop and the stick meet.
Using another length of your festive ribbons tie a loop that you can use to hang your ornament and glue it onto the back of the ornament. Pop it aside to dry and once finished your ornament is ready to hang. We just love these!
We’ve had a busy few weeks making valentines cards and gifts for my son to give to his loved ones. These little handmade berry heart gifts have been drying on our shelf for a lot longer than planned but we’ve finally got around to painting them. I think they look pretty cute and my son was really pleased with them (and himself) too! They’re really simple to make and are perfect as handmade gifts for valentines day, mothers day and many other occasions! You can use either Salt dough or clay, We used air drying clay as we have a tonne to use up but salt-dough works great too, you will just need to bake them until they are solid enough to paint!
You will need
Clay or salt dough
Red, yellow, green paint and paintbrush
Knife (for cutting out shapes)
First you will need to create your heart shapes. We usually roll out our clay (or salt-dough) and then cut out a paper heart to use as a template to cut around. Once you have your heart, pierce a hole in the top centre so you can thread your ribbon through later on. If you used air drying clay they will need to be put aside for 1-2 days however if you used salt dough just pop them in the oven and bake until dried and hard.
Once dry, coat them in red paint and allow to dry.
Splodge some green paint around the top centre to make the stalk and then use the end of a paintbrush or a q-tip to dot on some yellow seeds.
Cut out your tag shape and use a hole punch to make a hole at the top. Take your chosen ribbon and thread it through the hole in your berry and then through your tag. Secure the two loose ends by tying them in a knot.
Add your special message to your tag and all that is left to do is gift your berry to a loved one!