Hi there! I’m Sharon from Crafts ‘n Coffee, and I love making easy Halloween crafts. When I spied these cute eyeball lollipops, I knew exactly what I would make with them. These Black Roses & Lollipop Bouquets are super easy, and fun for a party, the classroom or even for trick-or-treaters. They’re a decoration and treat all in one! If you can’t find these exact lollipops (link below), no worries – you can easily substitute whatever you find at the store.
STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 5” ball or 9” cone
Container to fit the 5” ball (from Dollar Tree)
Eyeball Print Lollipops*, approximately 28 – 32 for the 5” ball, and 40 – 42 for the 9” cone (from Oriental Trading Co.)
Black roses, approximately 28 – 32 for the 5” ball, and 40 – 42 for the 9” cone (the final number will depend on how large the roses are, and how you arrange them)
Optional: Paint and decorations for the container; candle pedestal for the 9” cone
Tools needed: Scissors; wire knippers; sharp pencil
LOLLIPOP ROSES TUTORIAL
Step 1: Cut the roses from the stems, and separate the layers of petals. You might need to trim away the plastic stamen that holds the layers together.
Step 2: Stack together three layers of rose petals, and test fit the lollipop stem through the holes in the center. If the stick does not easily slip through the holes, make tiny snips around the holes.
Step 3: Insert three layers of petals onto each lollipop stem.
BOUQUET TUTORIAL (5 INCH BALL):
Step 1: Optional: Paint and decorate your pot. Let paint dry.
Step 2: Place the 5” ball in the pot, and using a sharp pencil, draw a line around the foam ball where it rests on the pot.
Step 3: The score line is your first row. Insert lollipop stems into the foam ball along this line. Add another row of lollipop roses, alternating them to fill in the spaces between the roses in the first row. Continue adding lollipop roses till the ball is covered. How many lollipop roses you will need depends on how large your roses are and how you arrange them.
Step 4: Hint: As you add more lollipop roses, you might run into other lollipop sticks when inserting another lollipop rose. If this happens, just move the lollipop rose slightly, and try inserting the stem at a different angle.
BOUQUET TUTORIAL (9 INCH CONE):
Step 1: Insert a row of lollipop roses around the base of the cone.
Step 2: Continue adding rows of lollipop roses, alternating the placement to fill in the gaps in the row below.
Step 3: If you run into other lollipop sticks when you’re inserting another lollipop rose, just move the lollipop rose slightly, and try inserting at different angle.
Step 4: As you get closer to the top, the lollipop sticks will poke through to the other side. In some cases, the roses will cover the stems. Other times, you will need to angle your lollipop stick down into the cone to keep it from poking through the other side.
Step 5: Top off the cone with a lollipop rose.
Step 6: Optional: Display on a candle pedestal.
Because Halloween and candy crafts are the perfect match, here’s another Halloween Lollipop Tree that’s an easy DIY. You might also like our Duct Tape Candy Corn and Candy Corn Cones. Happy Halloween crafting!