This seems to be there year when so many people we know are turning 40. Not me. Not yet. But our friends who are turning 40 always seem to dread it, like a rite of passage they’re just not ready for. I’ve been told 40 sucks, and what better way to get that across than with a DIY birthday lollipop tower with 40 lollipops — suckers, if you will — and the words “40 Sucks” on top.
Now, I’m calling this a lollipop tower because that’s the word I use. And calling this a sucker tower just sounds weird. But it’s a play on the word sucker.
If you got Blow Pops instead, you could write, “40 Blows” on top. Either works.
And, of course, you can make this for any age over 21. Because 21 is amazing. Everything after that kind of sucks or blows … until you get to around 80. Then every birthday after that is a blessing.
DIY Birthday Lollipop Tower
What You’ll Need:
What You’ll Do:
Cut a piece of decorative mesh. Affix it to the bottom of the foam floral cone with a pin.
Wrap it around the cone completely, using a pin at the top to hold in in place.
One layer of decorative mesh is enough.
Count out 40 lollipops (or whatever age your recipient is turning).
Stick them all around the tower. You can stick them haphazardly, but keep in mind that you want the tower to stand on its own when you’re done. So try and keep them symmetrical, if you can, and add more to the bottom layers to weigh it down than the top.
When you have all the lollipops in the tower, cut another piece or two of decorative mesh and weave it between the lollipops to give the tower a little more fullness.
Write your message on the white card stock with the marker. Cut it out and tape it to the skewer.
Stick the skewer down the center of the top of the tower. Push it down as far as it will go without coming out the bottom of your foam floral cone.
If it does go through the bottom, it’s not the end of the world. You can just trim it with a pair of scissors, if it’s just the point. If it’s a huge portion of the skewer, try and push it back up because the skewer will definitely break your scissors.