I whipped up a batch of 12 Halloween treats in a very short amount of time tonight – a fairly simple project.  Including working out the dimensions, choosing papers, cutting, adhering, and assembling this project took just under an hour.  Now that I’ve got the “blueprint” worked out I could make a lot of these in one evening (if I had to!).

I made 6 of each colour – ribbon choices varied but are all Halloween-approved!

I hope the kidlets that get these don’t think it’s false advertising that there’s a pumpkin lollipop inside the ghost-themed folder.

I used dollar store lollipops and a $1 stamp from Michaels ($1.50 in Canada).  The stamp actually has a scroll kind of border around the ghost image but I used a 1 3/8″ punch to cut out just the circular image – this was what made the project so fast.  I stamped the image 12 times on a sheet of white cardstock and punched them out.  Then I punched 6 orange circles and 6 green circles from a 1 1/2″ punch and 12 scallops out of black cardstock.  I then glued all these layers together and added a dimensional to the back.

My cardstock tents were made from a 2 1/4″ X 6″ strip of cardstock scored at 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 inches. (you can get 5 out of a sheet of 8.5X11″ cardstock)  I adhered a piece of patterned paper (measuring 2 X 2 1/4″) to the front of each tent and put a strip of scor-tape across one end of each tent.  I then placed the lollipop upside down inside the tent and carefully pressed the ends together so the tape would hold the ends shut and keep the lollipop in place.  Here’s a side view if it helps (the scor-tape is at the top):

Once the tops were sealed, I stuck the ghost scallops to the front of each holder and tied a piece of ribbon to the lollipop stick.

Super fast and way cuter than just handing out the lollipop without its decorative packaging.