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January 2011

DIY of The Month – Love Lollies

Think you’re a hands-on kind of bride and want to make something really special for your wedding? It doesn’t have to be something elaborate; think small, simple yet significant. It could be a personalised Save-The-Date card, or a memorable wedding favour. You don’t even have to be very good at Arts and Crafts to make these wonderful mementos. SingaporeBrides shows you how to Do-It-Yourself.

For our first DIY of The Month, we’re going to start small. For couples that host large wedding parties, making hundreds of wedding favours may not be a good idea. However, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for the forgettable chocolates or favours provided by the restaurant or hotel.

The Love Lollies we’re about to feature take less than a day to make; gather your bridesmaids, go shopping in the day—grab some bottles of Moscato on the way home—and you can be done by the end of the night. You can place a bunch of these at each table so your guests can enjoy them while waiting for the dinner to start, or you can arrange to have them placed on cocktail tables outside the ballroom so that they can take one as they leave for the night. They look adorable and both the kids and adults will love them. This will work great if you have a Garden theme for your wedding.

Start the production line!

Here’s what you need:

  • Packets of moss (from all major craft stores)
  • Small tins of any kind
  • Heart-shaped lollipops (or lollies of any kind you like)
  • 13mm polyester ribbon, Green
  • A pair of scissors

Time taken for each: 5 minutes
Average cost for each: $3.50

1. Work with a large surface that you can easily clean because the soil from the moss could stain your table cloth. Start by snipping out portions of moss and pack them tightly into the tins.

2. Take the lollipops and arrange them into the zinc tins. Try not to pack too many into a tin. If your tin is bigger, you can definitely put more lollies in. If you have trouble making the lollipops stand in the tin, first pack half of the moss in, stick in the lollies, then fill up the rest of the tin with more moss.

3. Take about 30cm of the green ribbon, and tie a reasonable-looking bow around the tin, making sure the shiny side of the ribbon is facing outwards. If the ribbon keeps sliding down the tin, secure it by putting some double-sided tape under the ribbon.

4. Neaten the ends of the ribbon by folding them and cutting a “fish-tail” shape out of them. This also prevents the ends of the ribbons from fraying.

And you’re done!

Perfect for Solemnisation parties, Parties with children, “Green” or “Garden” themed weddings, Indoor or Outdoor weddings