Broom Lollipop

by Janet Yates

Turn a round lollipop into a broom.

Supplies

  • Round Lollipop

  • Light Brown Ink and Marker, Stampin' Up! Soft Suede used here

  • Sponge

  • Color Spritzer

  • Multi-Purpose Liquid Adhesive

  • Double sided tape

  • Linen Thread

  • Paper Snips

  • Scoring Tool

  • Card Stock for Broom (heavy weight is best) 6" x 2 1/4"

  • Card Stock for Broom Handle 2 1/4" x 2" (or cut to fit your sucker handle)

  • Card Stock for top of Broom Handle, a small square to fill the hole

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Roll the Card Stock for Broom Handle by running your paper along the corner of your desk or table. Breaking the fibres will help make the paper easier to adhere to the sucker handle.

  2. Step 2

    Using two-sided tape on both ends of the Card Stock wrap it around the handle, using the liquid adhesive as well gives it an extra hold.

    If there is a hole in the end of the sucker handle it can be filled with the additional card stock. Take a small piece of cardstock (5/8" x 3/4" used here) and break fibers of paper by running it along the edge of a table or counter. You need to make the paper more pliable so it will wrap around the stem of the sucker. Using a strong adhesive wrap the cardstock around the stem. Cut it half way down in strips to make it look worn.

  3. Step 3

    Score the 6" x 2 1/4" Card Stock on the long side at 1/2".

  4. Step 4

    Then create a distressed look using the Color Spritzer and Marker as well as the Ink and Sponge. Now roll the Card Stock on the edge of a desk or table.

  5. Step 5

    Using Paper Snips cut small strips from the bottom of the broom base to the score line. Cut the strips from one end of the paper to the other. The less even the better and smaller sized strips are best.

  6. Step 6

    Add two sided tape and liquid adhesive to the top 1/2" of the broom base and starting at one end wrap the sucker around the handle of the sucker right above the candy.

  7. Step 7

    Wrap a piece of linen thread around the base of the broom where it meets the handle. Adhere with a small amount of liquid adhesive or glue dot.

  8. Step 8

    Decorate the Treat for a finished look.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Broom Lollipop. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

What a great Wicked Witch of an idea! Especially if you have kids. I don't have kids, but a great idea though.
Bridget Keenor  |  Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 3:49 AM
This is so cute! I think I would just color the white stick with a brown sharpie instead of rolling cardstock around it though. Much faster.
Naomi Witzke  |  Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 4:18 AM
These are really cute! Will have fun making some for my grandkids! Thank you for sharing!
Christine  |  Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 6:57 AM
What an awesome idea! I love your Halloween broomsticks. I will be making some of these for the kiddos in my classroom this year.
Sally Salazar  |  Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 6:57 AM
This is DARLING! smile Thank you for the skill and time you put into this tutorial, Janet!
Bev Rousch  |  Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 9:15 AM
You can also use the "As seen on TV" security shredding scissors. Oriental Trading sells them for $5.99. Way cheaper than Michaels $19.99.
Tiffany McGill  |  Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM
OH HOW adorable! Thank you for this wonderful project!
Priss  |  Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 3:27 PM
Love, love your precious project, will make for a happy for friends. Thanks so much
Julie Gilbert  |  Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM
What stamp set did you use? The owl is super cute!
Kim slack  |  Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 6:32 AM
Hi Kim. I did not use a stamp but the Owl Builder Punch from Stampin' Up! He is great! The bat is used with the same punch for the body and an oval punch for the wings. TFL
Janet Yates  |  Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM
Great tutorial Beate! I think I am going to make these and use my multiple blade scissors for my October Stampin' Up Workshop! Thanks for the inspiration!
Susanne Gleason  |  Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 6:54 AM
OMG, what a fabulous tutorial!!! I'm going to make them with my daughter, she wil be full of enthusiasm for the idea. Thank you so much!!!!
Olga Panda  |  Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 6:21 AM
What a great idea for favors - simple, inexpensive, and adorable! Thank you.
Cathy DiBlasi  |  Wed Sep 4, 2013 at 3:14 AM
This is terrific! Love the finished result! Will have to try this for my hubby's staff - question:
1) what color cardstock did you use for the broom? More Mustard?
2) HOW were you able to punch through glitter paper to make that owl - I can never get a punch to cut through glitter paper - did you glitter sections afterwards?
Crafty Math Chick  |  Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 6:01 PM
these look fabulous!!!! Awesome idea! smile
Kendra Hernandez  |  Tue Oct 8, 2013 at 9:25 AM

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