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Lollipop Ornaments

This idea comes from our Digital Editor Alexandra Churchill. Oven-bake polymer clay can be rolled in multiple colors to replicate a pop's swirly pattern.

lollipop ornament

Photography: Peter Ardito

Source: Martha Stewart


These were used to decorate our Nutcracker-inspired "Land of Sweets" Christmas tree


  • Oven-hardening clay (Pictured: Sculpey III in Dusty Rose, Sky Blue, Lemonade, and White, $2.49 for 2 oz.,

  • Lollipop sticks

  • Double-faced satin ribbon

  • Scissors 

  • Metallic cord

  • Hot glue gun


  1. Knead colors of clay into individual ropes each measuring about 1/2-inch thick.

    lollipop ornament materials
  2. Lay clay ropes side by side and twist together into one combined rope. Then, coil rope into a spiralized disc. Bake clay in oven according to package. Let cool completely. Skewer with a lollipop stick.

    lollipop ornament
  3. Tie a length of ribbon into a bow on stick.

    lollipop ornament
  4. Thread lollipop with cord, securing with hot glue, to hang.

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