These fun paper crafts get the nickname “Lollies” because they look like giant lollipops. With so many darling double sided papers available these days, you can really have fun with these. They would look great as a centerpiece at your 4th of July BBQ. You can also vary the sizes of these lollies. You can make them small to go on party hats or pins, or big like you see here.
Supplies for Paper Lollies:
- 1 12×12 inch paper, cardstock
- glue dots or double sided tape
- scoring tool, optional
- hot glue gun
How to make Paper Lollies:
1. Cut a 12×12 piece of paper into 3- 4×12 strips.
2. Fold the strips accordion style at about 1 inch apart back and forth (1/2 inch fold are great for smaller lollies). To assure straight lines, a scoring tool is helpful but not necessary.
3. Using glue dots or double sided tape stick all three strips together forming a circle.
4. Hold the circle to lay flat and add a big drop of hot glue to hold it together.
The weight of a heavy can is helpful as the hot glue dries.
Once your lollie is made, get creative! You can layer smaller medallions (lollies) on top (like you see above) and top with some of these different patriotic embellishments to make it look more finished.
The Quickutz nesting rick rack circles and nesting stars die cuts were helpful in giving these a finished look.
Finished off with cylinders filled with candy, it will be everyone’s favorite centerpiece.
Kami Bigler is a regular contributor at Make and Takes. She’s the thrifty maven who runs the blog: no biggie – a montage of her three favorite creative outlets: crafting, cooking, and thrifting. Her interests include portrait and tabletop photography, paper crafts, decorating and experiencing the thrill of the thrift find. You can follow Kami on Twitter at @kamibigler.
I need help making a center piece for my niece 4of July wedding!
This is so creative! I have included this in my roundup of fantsatic 4th of July craft ideas here:
Thank you so much!
Love these patriotic lollies.
I was unable to pin them for reference, though. :-(
Hi! I just featured these on my blog! You can check it out at http://sittingatourkitchentable.blogspot.com/2011/06/me-likey-monday.html
Have a great week!
I featured this post on my blog 11/7! Thanks for the great decor idea for our BBQ tomorrow
Love this! Adding this to the list of things to do this weekend!
These are adorable! Going to have to make some for my 4th of July cookout.
I love just about anything red, white and blue and these decorations are no exception! Thanks for the great tutorial!!!
Love these! I’m going to attempt them, – I just hope they turn out as pretty as yours!
I love these! They are way cute.
Hmm…maybe they’re gumballs. That I could resist.
Those are super cute! It would be really hard for me to keep away from those M&Ms, though… :)
I love these. I made a wreath using this idea last year (and it’s on my door again now) !
I love these, the candy vases are my favorite part! 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! Thanks for this fun decoration!!
Of course I have to start off by telling you how much I LOVE your name. It’s not often you find someone with same name, and it’s spelled the “right way”. I love the centerpieces, so simple and so cute. I love centerpieces that you can eat! I made some 4th of July votives on my blog, these are going to look so cute together!
Kami~these are adorable. I love how you used the candy in the jars. I’m excited for the 4th now :)
Those are really cute!!! And so versatile, you could do any color and any occasion :D