How to Make a Lollipop Christmas Tree
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Here's a fun, edible decoration to excite all the kids in your family. This is a cute Christmas decoration that can be made in an hour. You can also restock it when the little ones steal the lollipops. This is a great project to sit on the front desk of a business or on your personal desk to wish all your customers and clients a Merry Christmas.
Select a 10-by-14 inch frame and take it apart. You will not need the glass part of the frame. Cut a piece of white felt to cover the back part of the frame and staple it to the frame. Put it back into the frame and mark a line where the frame covers. Take it back out of the frame.
Measure to find the exact center and glue on your small gold star. Make sure you stay below the chalk mark so it doesn't get covered by the frame. This will mark the top of you Christmas tree. Under the gold star, hold a lollipop and mark the bottom of the pop part. Cut a tiny hole in the felt, just large enough to get the pop stick in. Insert the pop stick and push it down until all you can see is the pop. Put a sticky dot on the back of the wrapper and press to the felt to hold it in place.
Put two lollipops under the first one in the same fashion, then three in the next row. You can arrange them with all green in the center and colors on the outside to look like balls, or just have random colors throughout. Keep repeating the pattern until you reach the bottom of the frame or it gets too wide. As you move down, it's likely the sticks will get too long. Cut them shorter with a pair of scissors or your utility knife. The sticky dots will hold the pops up.
Place the lollipop-covered backing into the frame and secure. Set it in place just as you would a picture. The lollipops will come off easily by holding the frame and releasing the sticky dot. Then just replace with new lollipops.