There's no sense in beating around the bush, so here it is... The Twisted Paper Lollipops tutorial!
These Lollipops were created for a tree in Festival of Trees Edmonton (for the University Hospital Foundation), but could be used in a window display, candy shop, or for a party! All you need to do is use your imagination... and get comfortable in front of the TV while you twist the tissue paper for them.
- Tissue Paper in Various colours, plan for approximately 6 pieces for a small lollipop and at least 10 for a large one
- Strong, sharp scissors
- Glue or strong adhesive of your choice
- Paper Plates
- Chopsticks or other sticks
- Cellophane if desired
- Ribbon if desired
- Something to protect your workspace
Start by cutting your paper plates into desired size. It helps to at least cut the lip off the edge, allowing the plate to flatten a bit.
Rotate and twist around the glued down center, gluing every inch or so. I used hot glue which adheres quickly, but beware: hot glue burns! It's actually really tough not to burn yourself when working with hot glue and tissue paper. I'd love to hear other adhesive suggestions in the comments section below, just not that double sided tape didn't work very well and I don't recommend it.
Keep twisting and rolling your tissue around (twist sections together and adhere with a dot of glue when you need to attach a new piece) until you reach the end. Once you've filled your paper plate completely, finish it off with a dot of glue and trim the end.