There are literally millions of used for pool noodles, I buy at least 25 from Dollar Tree at the beginning of the Summer. So I was delighted when I found this Youtube video tutorial on turning all those pool noodles into DIY Craft Giant Lollipops for my outdoor Christmas Decor. This project idea set me off into an entire Outdoor Candy Land Theme for my yard this Christmas Season. Did I mention the neighborhood Christmas Decor Contest this year? Oh, yes my friends, I was going to win. I started by hot-gluing two pool noodles together and striping them (wrapping brightly colored duct tape around the pool noodle to resemble a candy stripe).
Then you just get your hot glue gun and start gluing and rolling your stripey pool noodle into a round lollipop shape. You reall may have to put some elbow grease in this project at this stage lol.
Then I cut a hole the size of my PVC pipe and then put some glue inside the hole and at the end of my pre-cut PVC pipe, the put the PVC pipe in at the base of the lollipop. The PVC pipe will stick in the ground very easily and are really secure.
So you are done! If you want to take it a step further and make it look like a real bonified lollipop, just cover your lollipop with cellophane and tie up with some string. These were so cute in my Candy Land themed Yard, but I didn’t win, my neighbor who had made an Army Of Arc Angels won, and she deserved to win. I got second place and that’s good enough for me. All the neighbors loved it.