Cookie Pops & Mini Succulent Favor Pots …
Read on for my detailed shopping lists, photos, Pins, and detailed step-by-step instructions for each of these easy, affordable DIY wedding favor ideas!
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Cookie Pop Shopping List
Candy Melts, available in lots of beautiful colors that you can coordinate with your wedding palette! Each bag makes about 15 pops, and costs $2.99 (you can also find this product on Amazon, search “candy melts wilton”. A bit more expensive than in-store, but maybe worth it to save a trip!)
Sprinkles of your choice
Cellophane “treat bags”
Sandwich cookies (I used Double Stuffed Vanilla Oreos)
Ribbon or string of choice to tie bottom of the bags
My advice for making your cookie pops a success …
Lay out foil or wax paper to set cookie pops on for drying
Melt chocolate over LOW LOW LOWEST heat, stirring CONSTANTLY!!!! Do not stop stirring or look away, it will scald & be un-usable!
Insert lollipop sticks through creme filling of the cookie, all the way to the top for stability
Frost each cookie using a small teaspoon, painting on all sides. Don’t forget to put a little bit on the actual stick, when it hardens it will “glue” the stick in place
Add sprinkles immediately to wet chocolate
Dry for a long time. I mentioned in the episode that they take a long time to dry, don’t be alarmed if they don’t set for a few hours.
Once totally firm / dry, package in treat bags, and tie bottoms with ribbon of your choice!
And now for Mini Succulent Pots!
Mini terra cotta pots ($0.59 each at Michaels craft store)
Paint – I like “Martha Stewart” brand acrylic craft paint ($1.99), available in so many beautiful colors. Apply with a small paint brush.
You can also use spray paint.
Filling – succulent trimmings, a flag place card or thank you tag, handful of candies, your imagination is the limit!