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Gumball Lollipops

Well, hey there everyone! Amber here from Damask Love to share a crazy simple idea for making the cutest little gumball treats you ever did see! I wracked my brain to come up with a creative, simple and unique idea for gumballs…and I think this one fits the bill.

Gumball Lollipops

Gumball Lollipops

For this project, you’ll need:

4″ circles cut from cellophane paper

A wooden skewer

Baker’s Twine

Lollipop Sticks

Shimmer Gumballs

…and here’s what you’ll do:

Gumball Lollipops

{1} Push the wooden stick into the gumball…

{2} …to create a small hole.

{3} Using the pierced hole as a starting point, push the lollipop stick into the gumball. HINT: The gumballs are a bit hollow inside, so a teeny, tiny dab of melted white chocolate can help keep the lollipop stick in place!

Gumball Lollipops

Gumball Lollipops

Thanks for hanging out with me today! Can’t wait to come back with another cute & crafty project!

August 21, 2013

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  1. oh my gosh! those are just darling and totally affordable treats! perfect for school favors! thanks soooo much for the fabulous idea!

  2. Tina Dahl says:

    Amber…..cutest-thing-ever!!!! Love this idea, perfect for a party favor or as Party Box said, for school favors. Can you tell us where the cute tags are from?

    • Amber Kemp-Gerstel says:

      Hi Tina! Aren’t those tags SO cute! I use them all the time! Since I am a papercrafter and stamper at heart, I get many of my supplies (including these tags) from a company called Papertrey Ink. The tags are created from a die that cuts out the shapes, but if you don’t have the equipment for that, you can also use a paper punch shaped like a tiny tag!

      • Kim says:

        Amber – Tina is right. Those mini tags are beyond darling!!

        • Tina Dahl says:

          I think I will make orange ones for Kate and Jake’s classmates for Halloween, maybe red for Christmas, pink for Valentine’s and green for St. Patricks Day 🙂

          • Amber Kemp-Gerstel says:

            Tina. You are a woman after my own heart! Gumball lollipops for every holiday sounds like a great idea!

  3. Lilly says:

    Great tutorial! Love the diy favors. Thanks!

  4. So fun!…my kids would love : )

  5. Amber and Kim this is fabulous! Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Thanks for sharing. I am a faithful follower of both your blogs.

  6. Jessica says:

    Adorable!! These are so simple and darling!! Thinking I can use my Pretty Party Skewers to create some too for a dessert table? Since the skewers are reusable they are fitting for a more “controlled” celebration/event since I’d just have to make sure to provide a spot for little guests to return them. Love this idea!! Thanks for the inspiration Amber!

  7. I’m in love with these!!!! Those tags are adorable too!

  8. Kacy Rader says:

    Ok, dumb question, but are those glittered gum balls? Where do you find those?

  9. Oh I just love these party favors! So adorable and easy too!

  10. Amanda Blake says:

    The team at Party Favors does a really good job at providing the best favors for your event. I purchased favors for both of my kids birthday parties. I had peace of mind knowing that everything I wanted was under one roof and delivery was done in a timely manner. If I ever need any party favors again, this would be the company I would go to. Check em out at http://www.partyfavorsforeveryone.com or call them on 561-750-8380!

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