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DIY Candy Cane Heart Lollies + Holiday Gift Ideas from Hallmark Gold Crown Store

DIY Candy Cane Heart Lollies + Holiday Gift Ideas from Hallmark Gold Crown Store

How to make candy cane heart lollies- a simple, step by step recipe!

I’m getting really psyched with all the upcoming festivities in our house. Not just because we are celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, but also because we have a few birthdays and important milestones coming up.

So I started getting busy looking for gift ideas and new holiday decor – to get our home ready for all these fun and festive celebrations! ๐Ÿ™‚

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One place I love checking out with about every celebration we do is my local Hallmark Gold Crown store!

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You’ll never know what you’ll find at a Hallmark store! Every time I visit my local store, I never leave empty-handed. They got the most adorable gifts, greetings, home décor that are all designed the make the holidays meaningful and memorable. If you like to collect items with your favorite tv characters like Peanuts and Star Wars, they have those too!

On my shopping trip at Hallmark yesterday, I picked out a set of festive holiday boxed cards, two adorable Christmas-themed mugs, a holiday home decor sign, some gift bags, gift tags, ribbons, holiday wrapping paper and tissue for my gift bags.

I wanted to give the Christmas mugs to two special people on my holiday gift list. Then I made them pretty and festive by simply adding my DIY Candy Cane Lollies (recipe below!) held in a clear cellophane candy bag and tied with a red festive ribbon (also from Hallmark). To make the lollipop stay upright in the mug, I simply layered holiday paper shreds and small chocolate candies inside the mug and propped the lollipop stick in the middle. They turned out so adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

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You could purchase ready-made candies at the store, but if you’re anything like me and you want to put your own personal touch to your gifts, add these handmade holiday-themed candies instead! These candy cane heart lollies recipe only took me 15 minutes to create from start to finish and it only needs three ingredients! Go get busy in the kitchen and make your own batch of these totally cute and yummy Christmas candies using my recipe below! These are so easy to make too, you could even involve the kids in the kitchen with you!

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Here’s a short video of the recent holiday shopping trip I had at the Hallmark Gold Crown store near my home (Woodbridge, Virginia). Please be patient with me, as I am still learning. ๐Ÿ˜‰


For everything holiday gifts, home decor or if you need great ideas for gift presentations, go visit your own local Hallmark Gold Crown store today!

Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 12/11/2017 / 5:18 pm

    I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint. This is so festive! I am going to have to give this a try asap.

  2. Amber Ludwig
    06/03/2016 / 1:27 am

    Oooh I love peppermint and chocolate!! I bet those pops are fabulous!! I love Hallmark for anything holiday and anything gift related!! They have so much and such great quality gifts!!

  3. Jeanine
    12/10/2015 / 4:06 am

    I always find cute gift ideas at Hallmark. I’m so glad they’re still around!

  4. Jenny Scheldberg
    12/08/2015 / 2:45 am

    I always find such fun decorations and gifts at Hallmark. I usually spend an hour there just browsing all the cool items.

  5. Heather Johnson
    12/04/2015 / 3:09 pm

    Hi there. This is such a cute idea, I am going to do this with the kiddos this weekend, I know they will have fun and enjoy eating them.

  6. 11/28/2015 / 1:12 am

    The lollipops are adorable and so easy to make! I’m definitely putting this my to do list for the holidays. I know my son and niece would be thrilled to help me make these.

  7. 11/25/2015 / 6:43 am

    What a great tutorial. Nothing puts me in the mood like candy canes– they’re one of my favorite parts of the season. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  8. Sharon
    11/24/2015 / 8:17 pm

    I always find the most perfect keepsake gifts at Hallmark …and cards too. Your lollypops are adorable!

  9. 11/24/2015 / 6:26 am

    Hi Jocelyn,

    I’m doing the Hallmark campaign with you and wanted to stop by and say hi……love your recipe!

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