Tuesday, July 26, 2011

tootsie pops for an ol' man

Just a quick little project I couldn't wait to make for my brother-in-law who has turned 30. You can make this little gift for any age - although you may need a bigger container once you get up there in years - lol!

Materials needed:
  • container/pail (always check the $ section in Target! They always have some cute pails! This one is from Ikea)
  • floral foam square (Dollar Store)
  • paper towel
  • suckers
  • kebob skewers
  • "30 sucks" sign - cardstock, designer paper, cricut letters - whatever your lil' heart desires
  • filler (I shredded some vintage sheet music)
1. put a wadded up paper towel in the bottom for a little support

2. place foam square on top of paper towel

3. start poking the suckers in the foam alternating colors and placement for stability

here are all 30 suckers

4. (optional) shred vintage music paper in your shredder

5. stuff paper filler in all the crevices

6. attach message to kebob skewers with a little tape

7. push skewers down to desired height

birthday boy :o)

Hope you enjoy!


  1. Hahaha! 30 sucks!! That is so funny and cute!

  2. 30 sucks. That's really cute. It looks like he really enjoyed it as well.

  3. That is the best ever!!! I love it and I know who I am going after with it. TFS

  4. Love this! (actually posted on last post as missed the end of this one and just kept reading LOL!) The birthday sentiment totally rocks! Thanks for sharing- Amanda

  5. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a sweet birthday gift. Happy bithday to the cutie....I mean your brother ;)

  7. Oh my stars, mary - this is a showstopper! Your pictures are so crisp and clear and this is the cutest project ever - so clever and fun! This is one to CASE - tfs!

  8. This is so great! I just love visiting your blog. You always inspire me to create. Thank you

  9. 30 sucks!! That is so funny and cute! great idea