Friday, August 22, 2008

Washcloth Lollipops

I was helping with a baby shower for a friend and was looking for some fun new project ideas online. I found this one, which is a table decoration using baby washcloths. The directions were pretty sketchy, so I decided to give some detailed instructions on how to make these cute lollipops.

Here is what you will need:

baby washcloths
wooden sticks
needle & thread
scotch tape
shrink wrap
heat gun or blow dryer
ribbon or torn fabric strips
a scissor

Lay out your washcloth:

Begin rolling it up tightly:

Then roll up like a jelly roll:

Secure lightly on the back with a needle and thread. Make sure the stitches are large enough to be removed later by the recipient.

This is what they will look like:

I secured the stick to the back of the lollipop with cellophane tape. Then I neatly covered it with shrink wrap and secured it around the bottom of the lollipop with more tape.

I covered the bottom part of the shrink wrap with a dish towel to prevent the heat gun from shriveling it up. So all I actually used the heat gun for was the part of the shrink wrap that covered the lollipop:

The shrink wrap looks really cool when you are finished. Be careful with it because the heat gun can melt it. (If you don't want to use shrink wrap, just use regular plastic wrap).

You can tie a bow with ribbon around the bottom of the lollipop if you want to:

Instead of ribbon, I ended up tearing some fabric strips which I tied around them. I liked them better for this particular project, but ribbon is also very cute.

I found this small bowl at Walmart, and filled it with individually wrapped lifesavers. Then I placed three lollipops in each bowl. This is great for a table decoration which can be later given to the mother-to-be.

I loved doing this project and will definitely do it again.


Rachel said...

Mrs. Vickie,
This is such a cute idea! I wanted to let you know that I made some today for Stephan's cousins upcoming baby shower. Thank you for the great idea :)
-Rachel Moore

Anonymous said...

This would be a great gift to bring a mother in the hospital too! Sure would brighten up a hospital room. You share the BEST ideas!

Dianne ;-)

Vickie said...

Hi Rachel,
Wow, you were quick! You are welcome for the idea and thanks for visiting.

They would be cute to bring to a new mom.
Thank you!