DIY Custom Lollipop Sticks


Adding customization to your event is one way to make it memorable, and this quick, simple trick will do just that! With so many uses for lollipop sticks {ideas at the end of post} why not make yours a one-of-a-kind match for your party?!


  • Lollipop sticks
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Grab some sticks from the cake decorating section of any large retailer, craft or party store. I used these Wilton ones:


Gather your tissue paper, choose one or more that match your event.


Cut into squares/rectangles about 3″ wide. The length will depend on how many sticks you are covering.

tissue squares

Cut each of these into 1″ increments.

cutting tissue


Add glue to one edge of a tissue paper rectangle.


Apply rectangle to a lollipop stick.


Apply glue to the middle and opposite edge.


Roll the tissue paper around the stick.



Your sticks are ready to use! Just make sure you put the edible stuff on the white end :)




Uses for custom lollipop sticks:

Cake pops
Polka dot pops
Chocolate lollipops
Chocolate covered cheesecake
Oreos on a stick
Pie pops
Pizza on a stick
Panini pops
Donut on a stick
Chocolate covered peeps
Macarons on a stick
Rice crispy popsicles
Mini cotton candy
Pancake pops

Really, anything can be put on a stick! Any more ideas? Leave in the comments!

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13 Comments on DIY Custom Lollipop Sticks

  1. onel
    April 8, 2014 at 7:10 pm (9 months ago)

    I can use this trick for party foodpicks! Those are really cute tissue paper, can’t find anything fancy like yours here except for the plain colorful tissue paper :'(

    • Machelle
      April 8, 2014 at 8:58 pm (9 months ago)

      Yes! There are really so many uses for these! Aww I’m sorry to hear cute tissue paper is in short supply where you are :( I found most of mine at the party store Zurcher’s but I find cute stuff at the dollar store sometimes :), hope that helps!

  2. Alexis @ Persia Lou
    April 8, 2014 at 7:33 pm (9 months ago)

    These are so cute! Such a fun touch for a party or special gift. I would love if you came by and shared them with us at The Makers link party over on my site. :)

    • Machelle
      April 8, 2014 at 9:02 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you Alexis! Love your cute site :)

  3. bumblebreeblog
    April 8, 2014 at 9:32 pm (9 months ago)

    I love love love this idea!! I can’t believe I never thought about this. :) Inspired! Pinning this!

    • Machelle
      April 9, 2014 at 9:08 am (9 months ago)

      So easy right!? :) Thanks so much!

  4. jessica matier (@AW2SL)
    April 8, 2014 at 11:07 pm (9 months ago)

    This is the easiest little party DIY! I’m going to make a big batch before Easter. Pinning! Coming from Alexis’s link party!

    • Machelle
      April 9, 2014 at 9:07 am (9 months ago)

      Isn’t it though? Gotta love the easy little things, they always go a long way to make your party special! Thanks Jessica!

  5. Erlene
    April 8, 2014 at 11:36 pm (9 months ago)

    What a cute idea to add something special to your treats. I bet you could even do this with washi tape.

    • Machelle
      April 9, 2014 at 9:06 am (9 months ago)

      Oh absolutely! Cutting up glassine treat bags, sheets, or cupcake liners would work too! So many options! :)

  6. Erlene
    April 9, 2014 at 4:30 am (9 months ago)

    Just wanted to let you know that I shared you craft on my weekly Best of the Linky Parties roundup.

    • Malissa
      April 9, 2014 at 5:55 am (9 months ago)

      Thank you Erlene! Honored to be among all those amazing projects!


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